Vox ac15 hw 1x

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  1. cherryred

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    HI I JUST got this cool amp...i switched out the tubes ...2 NOS Tungsram EL84's...2 sylvania...1 JJ FOR pre-amp guys...this amp sounds great thru my old checkerboard marshall cabinet loaded with blackbacks!...the celestion Blue is just killer sitting on top of the cab...even with my face!...L...DOES ANYONE KNOW IF "JUMPERING CHANNELS" ON THIS RASCAL IS PERMISSABLE?
     
  2. ken374

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    its fine to jump channels, got some pics or vids yet:):munch
     
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    RCA rectifier will smooth it even more some
     
  4. cherryred

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    not yet...but i'll get some going soon...great bottom -end on this amp!
     
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    what, still no pics? vids? clips?
     
  6. cherryred

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    GETTIN' THERE...HEY...I'VE READ SOME COOL stuff about the new JJ 12ax7 "Gold pins"...are these guys any good?
     
  7. cherryred

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    dam...these guys really put these "spring tube-retainers" in tite man!...I broke 1 of the power tubes taking them off!!...holy crap!....me thinks i'll have to just cut them off next tube visit with my wire cutters...lol!
     
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    I have a Baldwin slyvania in the PI sounds smooth, JJ 803 arent bad 83's aren't too good for me. You might wanna try a tungsol in the v1 to even your sound out since your running all nos and there pretty warm
     
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    I use to unscrew one of the screws then pull the tube out, just take a little tiny screw driver and get it in on top then pull up gently. Very easy this way
     
  10. cherryred

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    well with all due respect...i think it would be easier to just PULL down on the retainers and they easily and freely spring off the tube...now my "springs are sprung":bonk
     
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    any:pone know where i can find/purchase quality spring retainers?:hiP
     
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    I use the low-gain JJ ECC803s/12ax7 gold pins and like them better than the high-gain JJ ECC83s/12ax7.
     
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    I settled on a gold pin ecc83 in v1, regular 83 in v2, a balanced 83 in PI, (all JJ) and some JJ power tubes. sounds fantastic. havent tried a different rectifier tube yet. as for the spring retainers, just gently pull straight down with 2 hands on either side of the little bracket until it's off the tube. Don't try to unhook the bracket from 1 side of the springs or anything. I've had this amp since early last year, and love it more every day.
     
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    I tried tons of tubes the 83's just aren't that clean sounding/darker/slight muddy, most people are coming to that conclusion. I have a few new relabeled JJ 83 for cheap:)
     
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    RCA rectro is a bit more smoother and a tad warmer over the stock EH tube, keeper!
     
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    Just got one myself last week. Great bottom like you said. It will give up the goods and can stay clean as well, used mine at a gig on sat with a 6 piece band, it had no problem keeping up. Heres a quick vid I made, sorry for the crappy playing, used the mic on my camera.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SIxL2--5Wk
     
  17. cherryred

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    thanx guys...I just put in an order for a NOS RCA RECTRO...AND 3 gold pin "tall plates"?...hope they do the trick...not that the tone is all that bad now...actually quite delicious as-is...but I guess ...you know how it is....i SAW AN interesting "mod"...(changing some power caps to some different values et-al...and replacing some resistors..."pin 7 grids I think?)...heck I don't know how much better you can get this simple curcuit to sound!
     
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    THATS COOL DAVE-O!!...sounds great man!...is that the GB or BLUE in there?
     
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    What's the Frequency, Dave-O?

    Nice job man.
     
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    Thanks ya'll, I have a celestion gold in there, stock tubes. Normal channel master bypassed volume half way up, 7.5 watt mode. This amp just sounds amazing!
     

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