Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by S.A.M., Jul 15, 2008.
Are they the same thing, just different cosmetics (heads)?
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
So even the crate V series is done now too?
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.
here's one at Daddy's:
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
OK. I was just looking at "those" on musiciansfriend. So I guess no one has tried those yet?
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.
The new models are V18, V33 and V100
Not the same as V30, V32, V50 from the past
And the V5
looks like another difference from the V58 is the V5 has a 10" speaker vs. the V58's 8".
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.
Im curious does the new V33 have both output and power transformers? Bob
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.
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.
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.
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!
Here's a little web page about the mods...
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.
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?
I'll take a look at that schematic and PM you if I have any ideas.
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.