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V3M retube sound samples
 PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 10:55 pm Reply with quote  
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Anyone have quality sound samples of a retubed V3M? Looking to end the fizzy on mine and I'm trying to figure out what to go with.

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 PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2012 10:19 pm Reply with quote  
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I think the more pertinent question is what is Carvin R&D doing, if anything, to eliminate the fizzies in the next V3M circuit revision?
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mmcwill wrote:
I think the more pertinent question is what is Carvin R&D doing, if anything, to eliminate the fizzies in the next V3M circuit revision?


Hopefully nothing.

I love the sound of my V3M....all stock other than the bias. Mr. Green
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Yea mines really not that bad, just sounds like a lot of people are having good results with a retube.
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Just pitch the sovtek EL84s, and run it at higher master volume. So long as you aren't using drastic EQ settings (presence 8+ highs 8+ ect...) there's no fizz.

Replacing the pre tubes does help, but I didn't notice anywhere near as much difference as swapping out the EL84s. I don't know what it is with this map, but it sure loves JJs over EHs and mullards Surprised
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Twilightdusk is right... My xv112 is the same way, at low volumes, it's a bit fizzy, and the presence makes it fizzy too, but turning up the master a touch, and trading presence for a touch of treble really helps.
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I would also like to hear some samples of the amp after re tubing. I'm still interested in the amp but I don't want to pay for re tubing if it isn't going to help.
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shadowseve wrote:
I would also like to hear some samples of the amp after re tubing. I'm still interested in the amp but I don't want to pay for re tubing if it isn't going to help.


What kind of sounds you looking to hear out of it?
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Sexy ones!
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Checking back on this thread...which has gone...no where.

Amp sounds great! Stir
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I'm getting mine this Friday. According to Carvin they're now coming stock with JJ's in the power and preamp. I'll try to mic mine and get some recordings this weekend if I have time. I'll post them if I can.
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That would b great! Kinda wish I woulda waited to get mine with jj's
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Just buy some jj's then brother, theyre cheap!
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OK guys, the ABB trib band won't be rehearsing for a few weeks since the keys guy is AOB, so I did a couple quickies for you all to check out. The V3M head through a Lopo Line 1X12 cab with a Eminence Commonwealth speaker, guitar a Reverend Jetstream 390, and my pedalboard which I just have my clean boosts on with no boost, just to unload the pickups and keep the highs. Else it is straight signal

First is Dreams - using channel 1 and a touch of delay from my Analogman dual delay (please scusa da clams - I did it cold!). Second is your truly goofing in Blue Sky, using channels 2 and 3, you can tell which is which. Notice - NO FIZZ! Applause Smooth as a baby's butt! The amp has a lot of dynamic texture to it now as well - roll down the volume and it cleans up.

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Enjoy!
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Wow thanks so much! This is extra awesome cause I play a reverend as well!
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Forgot to mention that amp is on 22 watt setting. The Commonwealth speaker is 8 ohms.
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found a great clip of some metal for those of us who like to rock. This v3m is using a dc800 and a re tubed v3m. He retubed with all jj's. Despite the ultra low tuning and gain the amp remains articulate and ballsy. This video has def made this a keeper for me as far as the amp goes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRsMNHjwp_4
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Ok, so I watched the vid and wasted 4:17 of my life....(old school metal lover here)

I didnt find anything thats fast enough to lose clarity. I play faster than that when Im half asleep. You have to play quite a bit faster than that to get a muddy V3M.

Think Megadeth off of the first few albums, fast but more than just two different notes at that speed. Mine gets loose sometimes but not bad and I dont care since I already have a metal amp, AND the v3m is close enough for my taste since its a good all style gig amp.

....anyway, not sure what that vid proves, nothing fast enough to cause a V3M to get muddy..... Naughty Smile
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Greenhorn wrote:
Ok, so I watched the vid and wasted 4:17 of my life....(old school metal lover here)

I didnt find anything thats fast enough to lose clarity. I play faster than that when Im half asleep. You have to play quite a bit faster than that to get a muddy V3M.

Think Megadeth off of the first few albums, fast but more than just two different notes at that speed. Mine gets loose sometimes but not bad and I dont care since I already have a metal amp, AND the v3m is close enough for my taste since its a good all style gig amp.

....anyway, not sure what that vid proves, nothing fast enough to cause a V3M to get muddy..... Naughty Smile


Its the fact it's handling the low end with out mudd. You don't have to play fast to mudd up an amp. Very Happy. I've seen some muddy, fizzy v3m demos where they're chugging and doing low riff playing.
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I'd also like to add that I wasnt saying anything bad about the player or the music (seems like it though because I worded it poorly). Sounds like the band has it together quite well and the guy doing the demo is quite good too. I just dont prefer that style of music is all.

Peace. Cool
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