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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

experiment with turning the amp to 11 tonight. you may find that there's really a volume limit around like 7, and anything else is just added crunch from the tubes with no added volume. This is the case with my 1965 Fender Princeton, it peaks at around 5 or 6, and then the rest is just tube breakup.


The Princeton is a superb amp, and odds are you'll end up with one at some point.

Spent some time at 11. Nice tube break up. Pick attack is very articulated.

Played with that pedal you sent me. I have it working but it adds noise to my signal chain. It has a very bright sound though and I like the tremolo. Still loving on my Big Muff Pi.
post #2612 of 3419
Pio is it el 84? If so JJ makes a drop in replacement el 84 called an el 844 I think. It is supposed to be a tube that breaks up a bit earlier. I have used them. It is subtle but there. Look into it.
post #2613 of 3419
Also, don't bother using the volume knobs to clean up the amp if you aren't going to bother changing the electronics to 50's wiring as well as updating the pots and caps.
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Also, don't bother using the volume knobs to clean up the amp if you aren't going to bother changing the electronics to 50's wiring as well as updating the pots and caps.

I'm going to get there with this. The more I read here the more I think the Epi body might be worth sinking a few more dollars into it.
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I'm going to get there with this. The more I read here the more I think the Epi body might be worth sinking a few more dollars into it.

Since re-harnessing my EP, it has sounded and performed miles better than I'd ever imagined it capable of sounding. Would highly recommend.
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Since re-harnessing my EP, it has sounded and performed miles better than I'd ever imagined it capable of sounding. Would highly recommend.

How much soldering/wiring knowledge is needed?
post #2617 of 3419
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Pio is it el 84? If so JJ makes a drop in replacement el 84 called an el 844 I think. It is supposed to be a tube that breaks up a bit earlier. I have used them. It is subtle but there. Look into it.

Power tube is the indeed the EL84 and the preamp is 12AX7. I see Electro Harmonix also makes tubes. Anyone use them? Here's the links I found:

http://www.thetubestore.com/Shop-by-Amp/Kustom-Defender-5H-Amp
post #2618 of 3419
the 7189 seems like a quality tube.
post #2619 of 3419
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How much soldering/wiring knowledge is needed?

Not a ton - follow a basic schematic. I was looking at buying a premade harness, but in one of the pickups I got, it came with a schematic which was fairly easy to follow.
post #2620 of 3419
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Not a ton - follow a basic schematic. I was looking at buying a premade harness, but in one of the pickups I got, it came with a schematic which was fairly easy to follow.

I want to find out how much work I need to do with one of those Jonesy Blues premade harnesses. pB has me interested.
post #2621 of 3419
ITT: a Gen X'er getting his hand held by Millenials
post #2622 of 3419
the millennials would prefer more of a bitch slap
post #2623 of 3419
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Wow, is this what it feels like to be GF? confused.gif
post #2624 of 3419
GF would get a bitch slap too. just because. and then be subject to drive us home.
post #2625 of 3419
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This sounds interesting: http://www.thetubestore.com/Tubes/EL84-6BQ5-Tube-Types/JJ-EL844-low-power-EL84

Might grab that with the recommended preamp tube replacement.
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