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Open Discussion / Re: DIY Vox VFS2A switch help
« on: October 21, 2021, 09:34:16 AM »
Thanks sjaustin!

Buddy needed this.

General Questions / Re: ManOWar Enclosure
« on: October 21, 2021, 12:35:58 AM »
the build docs have everything you need, the template should be labeled, but if it isn't then assume the smaller box and the larger.
As for the IC, check the datasheet for both, if they are really close together it should be fine.

General Questions / Re: Jimmy Page/42 tones wiring?
« on: October 21, 2021, 12:32:59 AM »
Right, but same idea here though right?
Because I'm not sure how to describe it to my friend, but he thought it was pretty awesome.

General Questions / Re: Jimmy Page/42 tones wiring?
« on: October 20, 2021, 04:49:54 AM »
Well I wired it up into my Ibanez RG2EX1 and boy is it a tight fit...
It works, but does anyone know if this is referred to as the Jimmy Page wiring?

I know Guns and Guitars on youtube may have used this diagram in one of his videos (42 tones one guitar), but as far as I know never got around to the wiring video.
I haven't tried counting the possible configurations of the switches and pup selector, this took up a few hours that would have been boredom and I will save counting tones for another day. XD

General Questions / Jimmy Page/42 tones wiring?
« on: October 19, 2021, 08:16:23 PM »
So I've been trying to wrap my head around this diagram for a few days, colorized it so I can follow it a little better, but having a hard time putting it together in my head.

Looking at Seymour Duncan single pickup diagrams the phase appears correct and the series/split/parallel as well, but is it correct with the placement of the ground?
In all of the diagrams SD shows green and bare are together...

Attaching the colorized diagram as well as the link to the original.

General Questions / Re: All valve amp hissing after new tubes
« on: October 19, 2021, 12:23:39 PM »
Welcome to my world  :P

Thanks, seems like a party  ;D

Being the switch is small, I wonder if shielded wire would help and if I would only need to install for the jumper or if it is a grounding issue since all jacks are grounding to the same point?

General Questions / Re: All valve amp hissing after new tubes
« on: October 18, 2021, 07:25:04 PM »
Like Zerro says, go back to the original tubes and make sure the problem is solved.  Then start replacing one at a time.  It's always possible that one of your new tubes is pooched.  Rarely happens but not impossible.  As Jimi mentioned it could be either a bent pin or a loose tube socket.

What amp is it?  It's possible that a solder joint got knocked loose if the sockets are board mounted.  You wiggle the tube in to take the pressure off of the pins and you work a solder joint loose.

Ah the pleasures of tube amps...

Dark terror, if a joint is loose I can fix that.

I planned on doing one at a time until it was normal, I suspect V2 or V3 honestly since itís the dirt not functioning.

Well, I put v1-v4 back to before I replaced v3 (fx loop) all that remains are the EL84.
I suppose Iíll have to try one at a time and see what happens, put the old one in on one side and leave the new and then reverse it to see if it is one or both.

If it continues then Iím at a loss. The only other thing I did this morning was pull the fuse for mains, to check the spare was there and it was good.

Iíd hate to need to take it in to a shop, but if it continues in a moment I might have to.

I looked down and noticed a pedal Iíve been working on is causing the issue. Some how when it is on and unplugged from other sources it can send and receive the guitar signal, it shouldnít since the switch controls the flow. Switched it to bypass and itís fine, no noise, have gain on old tubes, so new should be fine and itís my own fault. Maybe a cat stepped on it and toggled it and since it is passive no led.

Double checked my former a/b now pedal true bypass box and there is nothing electrically wrong with it, but maybe with the wires being so close on the mini toggle switch I am getting cross talk wirelessly.
Well guess I need to solve that since the amp is fine and Iím an idiot learning to not be an idiot. XD


General Questions / Re: All valve amp hissing after new tubes
« on: October 18, 2021, 03:49:44 PM »
You said that your amp started to fail, so you had to change tubes. What fail it was?
Fx loop tube started to fail, volume drop.
Was fine after replacement.

General Questions / Re: All valve amp hissing after new tubes
« on: October 18, 2021, 02:21:08 PM »
Check for bent pins?
Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Iíll look out for that when I get home, they were all straight when I installed them and I carefully rocked them into place like videos show.

General Questions / All valve amp hissing after new tubes
« on: October 18, 2021, 01:25:30 PM »
So my v3 tube started to fail Saturday, I went out bought a full set from a local shop, same price as tube depot which is cool.

Installed it and all was well, today I installed the rest and now I have no gain or overdrive and hissing white noise that gets louder with volume and even louder with gain, Guitar signal sounds like a loud clean.

Iím wondering if reseating v1, v2, v4 and the preís would possibly solve it or if I have a bad gain tube in v1 or v2 or if preís can cause this.

V4 is a phase inverter.

General Questions / Re: Looking for eq pedal
« on: October 08, 2021, 02:39:50 PM »
Iíll get the 10 for now, thanks!

General Questions / Re: Looking for eq pedal
« on: October 08, 2021, 11:58:53 AM »
Any eq you get is going to have noise when you boost rather than cut.

I have an MXR 10 band and it s great. It has a pre and post boost/cut for balancing out the noise

Iíve watched a video where the ge-7 has a lot of noise boost or cut.
The mxr is in my budget range, maybe Iíll try that one since the programmable seems overly complicated for my need.
The 6 band should be good enough to tame the dark terror or should I just get a 10 since it can more finely roll off?

General Questions / Looking for eq pedal
« on: October 08, 2021, 10:17:17 AM »
I know I can get a boss ge-7 and pretty much be happy, but Iíve come to find out they can be very noisy, the mod I found to correct that is for the through hole versions and they now make them smd. I could do the mod with ease, but am only interested in adding a low mid high to my dark terror and since there is no room to mount more knobs for that on the little amp I wonít be asking to mod the tone stack.

Apparently if placed in the fx loop the dark terror becomes a whole new beast, Iíve been eyeing the mxr 6-10 band, boss ge-7, JJís clover, joyo 10 band (blueish green) and canít pull the trigger on one.

Iíd like to find one that doesnít alter tone by being in the chain, very low noise or none at all, not expensive as much as Iíd like to get the empress parametric eq.

Any ideas come to mind?

I was hoping Madbean had made a project for one and I could wait for it if it were on the list. Iíd just like to find out if I can make this dark terror as nice clean as my bugera v55hd and maybe replace it.

Open Discussion / Re: what tubes bugera v55(non-pedal)
« on: October 04, 2021, 06:51:45 PM »
I'd give two configurations a try: 2 12AY7 into a balanced 12AX7 PI and keep the 6L6s OR 3 x 12AX7 into 5881s (rebiased, of course)  ... if it were a head instead of combo I'd probably opt for the long plate 12AX7s and the 5881s

Mine is just a head, V55HD.
The Infinium is supposed to automatically bias the tubes, would I need to do any mods to make the 5881 tubes to work in place of the 6L6?
As far as I know only the power tubes are biased automatically, the only two that have an LED on the back of the amp.

Open Discussion / Re: what tubes bugera v55(non-pedal)
« on: September 27, 2021, 07:23:06 PM »
BTW, can anybody from USA tell me WTF is that "mojo"?

A magic charm, talisman, or spell.
Basically something special, a good feeling or funk about it.

I was hoping to find out how the tube swap went, but I'll just try it out I guess with a 5751 in V1.

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