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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:09 pm    Post subject: Fave recording amp tweak/mods Reply with quote

OK, what have you done - easy-like - to tweak and/or mod yer recording amps?

My fave thing is putting a 12AU7 at V1 in my Tiny Terror. No more fizz, a touch less volume, much less gain. And when I need more more, I slam it with pedals.

12AT7 in the Pro, Jr., same-same.

I also like Weber speakers (in my M8E), and those silicon anti-vibrate tube rings, velcro straps on the channel/reverb switch pedals and power cords, and the occasional switchable small cooling fans in the big amps, white-out pens to mark settings and knobs.

Powersoak on the HD130 lets me get powertube grind when playing bass.

Finally, sheer window curtains make nice dust-covers for amps in the bedio.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Fave recording amp tweak/mods Reply with quote

Using 15's for almost everything.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Fave recording amp tweak/mods Reply with quote

Drone wrote:
Using 15's for almost everything.


Agreed
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Fave recording amp tweak/mods Reply with quote

Finally got an Epiphone Valve Junior to experiment on - late to the party, I know.
Coolest change I've done is removing the cathode bypass cap from stage two and wiring in champ style feedback using a 22k resistor in series with a 100k linear pot from the 4 ohm tap to the top of the removed cap. Kind of a "tightness" control.
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