Epi Valve Jr Combo - Volume/Output Loss; Advice?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by WolfmansBrother, Dec 25, 2009.


  1. WolfmansBrother

    WolfmansBrother Member

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    Happy Holidays!

    I have a brand new Epi Valve Jr Combo that works fine for a few minutes, then the volume fades down to nothing. The power switch remains lit, but no output.

    I removed the back panel and made sure the tubes were well seated, but other than that I'm at a loss for troubleshooting.

    It was an xmas gift, but I have the receipt. If your advice can't help me solve the problem, it's going back.

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. WolfmansBrother

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  3. hamstrat

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    I would bring it back. Trade it in on a head, buy a cab and get the head modded/fixed. It seems to be a real popular mod and becomes quite a nice usable amp.

    Yes, I've heard the before and after. Sounds much better than the stock combo.

    Welcome to TGP. You are just getting started.

    Quest on!
     
  4. WolfmansBrother

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    I ended up returning the combo, which turned out to be a really good move...

    The seller didn't have any others in stock, so he said he could order another, give me store credit, or refund my money. I was thinking about having him order me a new one or just taking my refund when he pointed towards an Epi VJ head and matching cabinet and told me I could take that if I wanted. It was brand new, so I assumed he meant in trade with the $$$ difference, but he meant straight up. He said he got a good deal on the cabinet so he could give the stack to me for the price of the combo.

    I quickly said yes and walked out with a brand new VJ half-stack for $150...

    Hell Yeah!
     

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