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    12AY7 for a Vox AC30TBX??

    Polite bump... Anyone know which preamp slot is for the top boost channel?
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    12AY7 for a Vox AC30TBX??

    Actually, now I am confused which is the preamp slot for the top boost channel. Isn't it the third from the right?
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    12AY7 for a Vox AC30TBX??

    If I never use the vib/trem channel, would it be smart to remove those preamp tubes? I've heard Brian May does this and it helps the amp run somewhat cooler and reliable. My main concern is really the top boost channel volume.
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    12AY7 for a Vox AC30TBX??

    Well in this case it would be the V8 slot correct? Its a british made AC30tbx so if I'm not mistaken, its the V4 slot that would be the preamp tube for the Top Boost channel. So you think V7 should remain a 12AX7? How about the V6 tube?
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    12AY7 for a Vox AC30TBX??

    Oh good heavens not all the preamp tubes! I apologize for not being clearer. I was only thinking of the preamp tubes that would affect the top boost channel.
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    12AY7 for a Vox AC30TBX??

    I need some Vox experts the chime in on this one. Could I substitute my 12ax7 preamp tubes with 12ay7's for the gain stages without causing my 1999 Korg AC30tbx any harm? I will never be able to crank it, besides I mostly use pedals for OD tones anyway. I'd like to have some more play with the...
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    Fender Tele bridge pickup screws - adjustment issues

    Sorry guys let me clarify skipping. Imagine your turning the screw and the pickup is raising as your turning it, suddenly it drops back a few mm even though you haven't stopped turning the screw. Wouldn't cutting it shorter make it less maneuverable to height adjustments? I replaced the...
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    Fender Tele bridge pickup screws - adjustment issues

    Happy New year to everyone! I've recently swapped out the OEM 6 saddle bridge of my '99 MIM fender tele to a fender 3 barrel brass saddle replacement. Tone is much more round and fuller and twangier. Here's my issue. Even before when I had the old bridge, the top screw nearest to the low E...
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    Going to install a Fender 3-barrel brass bridge in my MIM tele, what can I expect

    I agree. But I've been reading alot about how the tone is different than standard saddles I've got now.
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    Going to install a Fender 3-barrel brass bridge in my MIM tele, what can I expect

    Could I swap the barrels out for these in the future?
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    Going to install a Fender 3-barrel brass bridge in my MIM tele, what can I expect

    Hello everybody. I'm finally going to pull the trigger on a local sale of a replacement 3- saddle brass barrel bridge on my trusty old 1999 MIM Fender tele. Shes a big of a mutt, I swapped the neck out for a USA neck with rosewood, and had texas specials installed since I bought it back in...
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    Korg 1999 AC30TBX suggestions and help

    Thanks to all for the valuable info. Im feeling more confident what to discuss with my tech to make sure this amp runs smoothly for years to come. If anyone else has info or experiences they'd like to share please feel free to post. Thanks again!
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    Korg 1999 AC30TBX suggestions and help

    I was hoping you'd chime in fiveightandten, I always follow your Vox posts, as you seem to be the local expert on this particular amp. Few points/questions here; First off, that volume pot I've already sprayed many times to no avail... My tech said he'd have a look at it and see if there are...
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    Korg 1999 AC30TBX suggestions and help

    Bump. I know some of you guys have this amp please help a guy out...
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    Korg 1999 AC30TBX suggestions and help

    Greetings all, I am a proud owner of a 1999 British made Vox Ac30tbx. I'm looking to take it in for a good service. I dont believe the original owner had it checked out. I do not use the stand by switch as I've learned it will eat rectifier tubes. The only issue i have is the volume pot on the...
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    Epiphone or Gibson?

    Nice tones! Which model epiphone was that and what where the pickups used? Sounds damn good!
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    What makes U2 a polarizing band?

    I will sum it up as best as I can. Having been a U2 fan since I can remember, I can honestly say I'm over them, and for quite some time now.... This is the single most obvious problem with the band presently; They are no longer dangerous. They stopped being dangerous since 1997's album Pop. Up...
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    Anyone lowered string gauge?

    I recently switched all my guitars which consist of strats, les pauls, a tele and a semi hollow ibanez to .10-38mm strings. I went with SIT strings. I believe they, along with GHS are the only brands offering this gauge. I was coming from .10-46 Ernie balls... At first I thought I may have made...
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    New Amp Day! Vox AC30

    Thank you very much sir!
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    New Amp Day! Vox AC30

    What kind of upgrades did you do to get it up to JMI spec?
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    I can't get away from Strats!

    There's a Stratocaster, then there is everything else.... It is my go to measuring stick when it comes to playing other guitars. That being said, I have LP's Tele, and semi hollow guitars but the strat is what I consider the pinnacle which others are compared to. I do love my others guitars...
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    Gibson 498T/490R owners some advice please

    I gave myself a day or so for the ear fatigue to subside so that helped. I am going to try changing the pots to 500k BUT, I do think I will take the plunge after the pots change and try the mojotone 58 low winds if I don't hear a significant difference. Incidentally, today i adjusted them to a...
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    Gibson 498T/490R owners some advice please

    Some excellent points points made here. I'd like to say thanks to all for input, suggestions and advice. At the moment I can't do anything about it because of this pandemic. I think getting the pots changed to 500k is in order. The 490 isn't a hot pickup, but I don't feel its particularly a low...
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    Gibson 498T/490R owners some advice please

    Funny you should mention that I just ordered some hex cored strings to try out but I think it will only go so far. I don't get why those 409r pickups are so damn muddy. Its an A2 mag, and not drastically overwound, just balanced wrong.
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