Crate Palomino = Crate V Series?

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  1. S.A.M.

    S.A.M. Member

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    Are they the same thing, just different cosmetics (heads)?
     
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    The older ones ,yes. The Palomino and thier cosmetically different "sister amps" are discontinued now though. The US made Palomino V32= V3112. They made the later V32's and such in Vietnam and theres a bit of debate as to whether they sound the same as the US V32's. HTH Bob
     
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    So even the crate V series is done now too?
     
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    I have been trying to find a Palomino series amp for a while (there was one on sale in the emporium but I bought a Blues Jr instead). I haven't seen any on eBay or my local Craigslist.
     
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    Well yes and no. They came out with a new series but they changed the design a bit. I believe they use a output tranformerless design. The layout appears thye same. Too bad they messed with sucess. Bob

    http://news.harmony-central.com/Newp/2007/Crate-V-Series-Ships.html
     
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    OK. I was just looking at "those" on musiciansfriend. So I guess no one has tried those yet?
     
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    The Crate V58 versus the Palomino V8 the difference was 8" speaker / 10 " speaker.

    Also, the new "V5" only has Tone, Volume, Input jack and switch where the previous "V58" had Gain, Tone, Volume, Line in-Line out-FX loop (one jack) and switch.
     
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    The new models are V18, V33 and V100

    Not the same as V30, V32, V50 from the past
     
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    The V33 is different from the V32. I have a V33H, the head version, and ended up modding it to get it to sound right.
    The V32 sounds pretty good stock.
     
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    Im curious does the new V33 have both output and power transformers? Bob
     
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    It has a regular OT.
    According to the propaganda it has a "modern high-frequency switching power supply". It's not a regular PT, that's for sure. It looks like another PCB with more caps and resistors and and some other stuff.
    I don't really have a problem with the power supply, it seems to work fine.
     
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    I have a Viet V32 combo. It seems to have a regular iron and wire transformer on both the PS and the OT. I would suppose that a switching PS would be like a computer PS, as they are switching and readily available.
     
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    How do I tell where my V32 chassis was made? I have the Palomino chassis mounted in an old Earth 4x10 cabinet. I've never seen any markings as to place of origin on the chassis.
     
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    I would be interested in any info regarding sucessfull mods for the V33 series... I just grabbed one off ebay with a loose transformer mounting, so I'm going to have to open it up as soon as it arrives anyway... Reviews seem to indicate a poor opinion of the distortion channel and that seems like something that should be easy to address ... Biasing? Tube swap? ??? . My knowledge is pretty basic, but I learn quick. THX!
     
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    Here's a little web page about the mods...
    http://dnator.50webs.com/index.html
    It's mostly swapping caps and resistors so you just have to be somewhat skillful with a soldering iron. Swapping the preamp tubes is a good idea but that's not going to fix the overdrive by itself.

    you can PM me if you have any questions or anything.
     
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    Great little webpage, man. You seem to have lots of skill modding amps.

    Question for you: from looking at the v32 schematic, is there a simple way to lower the volume difference between boosted and unboosted?
     
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    Thanks.
    I'll take a look at that schematic and PM you if I have any ideas.
     
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    Hey dvnator, great webpage there!
    Is it possible for you to share the schem of the V33H?

    Quick question about the clean channel only:

    Is the clean channel of the V33 the same as the previous model V32?
    I'm really considering picking up a V33 Head coz a local store is selling one for $230!
    I'm only concerned about the clean coz i usually get all my OD / Dist sounds from pedals that i build.

    Thanks!
     

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