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Valve Junior Head

Postby crowduck » Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:21 pm

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Postby rustyslide » Fri Mar 10, 2006 8:24 pm

I want one :)
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Postby songdog » Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:25 am

That's cool Crowduck. I couldn't find a price anywhere. Do you know what they go for?
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RE: Valve Junior Head

Postby trguitar » Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:39 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Mar-10-06 AT 11:40 PM (EST)]$99 at Musicians Friend ... oh do I want one of these ..........

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product?sku=482069
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RE: Valve Junior Head

Postby songdog » Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:22 pm

That's just an insanely low price!

If it sounds halfway decent, seems like you could go crazy trying different speaker/cabinet combos. It might be a good candidate for some tweaking too, i.e. swap out a few of the capacitors and resistors with some "tone" parts.

Could be a nice option for both guitar and harp. Somebody jump on the grenade and let us know how it is.
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RE: Valve Junior Head

Postby jeffl » Sat Mar 11, 2006 3:38 pm

I don't know about any of you guys,but this power head got me scratchin' my head,wonderin' what I have that I would plug this thing into. I wuz droolin' over a coupla used 4X10s before I even saw this post....an old Bandmaster bottom,and a Marshall bottom. However,I've always told myself that my Classic 30,miked, has been all I need for loud gigs,and I hate to haul a big cab if I don't need it. But,I'm still scratchin' my head,lol!(BTW,I play harp)
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RE: Valve Junior Head

Postby ricochet » Sat Mar 11, 2006 5:43 pm

Having finished my immediately planned renovations on my Hammond's tube amp, next is to install the DC heater power supply in my Valve Junior combo. I don't think it needs any "tone components," just bring the hum down to a decent level and I'll be happy.

The head already has DC heaters.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."
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RE: Valve Junior Head

Postby mickeypainless » Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:35 pm

If nuttin else, it's sure a cool lookin little box!
Although my new git sounds awesome through my Fender Blues Jr I just can't shake the desire to pick up one of the Epi amps for the SS as well as blowin harp through it! My kid is a wiz at covering boxes w/ fabric so a tweed 2X10 cab. might look sweet!
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RE: Valve Junior Head

Postby ricochet » Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:36 pm

I think Epiphone was reading the minds of many guitarists:

"I sure wish I could get a little head."

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."
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RE: Valve Junior Head

Postby mickeypainless » Sat Mar 11, 2006 6:56 pm

Specially now dat I'z packin round dis big ol' Johnson!
Ya'll just don't know how long I been wantin to say sumthin lak dat! LMAO
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RE: Valve Junior Head

Postby songdog » Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:28 pm

>If nuttin else, it's sure a cool lookin little box!>

I agree... and I still can't get over that price. I couldn't build just the wooden box and wrap it with material for $99(counting labor). And Epi throws in a cool little tube amp to boot!

That's just sa weet!
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RE: Valve Junior Head

Postby trguitar » Sat Mar 11, 2006 11:40 pm

Now that hum reduction is a valid reason for me to buy one of these right? I play my Valve Special through a 4 X 12 Fender cab and that head would look sweet on top of there.
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RE: Valve Junior Head

Postby cllvt » Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:08 am

[updated:LAST EDITED ON Mar-11-06 AT 08:08 PM (EST)]>New from Epi
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>http://www.epiphone.com/news.asp?NewsID=480
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>CrowDuck
That is just too cool! Ok, I am waiting for the 1st review ... still waiting ... what's taking you guys so long?

Did you happen to notice they have a new combo too:

http://www.epiphone.com/default.asp?Pro ... ctionID=13

Blues custom ... class A or AB. Looks cool too.

Here is a question for Rico and you other pros ... how tough would it be to use my 2x10 combo's speakers as a cabinet (without removing them). In other words could I just disconnect the speakers, and put a jack in the back, so I could either plug in the amp part of the combo, or a nifty little Jr. Head into these speakers? Is this practical/doable? What do you think?
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RE: Valve Junior Head

Postby firebirdsteve » Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:29 am

Hey guys , long time lurker and reader but just signed up so I could post a few, I just ordered one of those jr.heads going to run it thru my Dr Z 2x10 cab. to see what it can do.. got a JBL K 120 speaker laying around I`ll try to find or build a cab to put it in later..This looks like a cool little inexpensive jam amp where I wouldn`t have to take the Z 28 and worry about it... hope it`s got that jukejoint jive !...
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RE: Valve Junior Head

Postby mickeypainless » Sun Mar 12, 2006 3:47 am

I stopped by GC today to get picks, strings and a few more DVD's today and asked if they had the "Head" to which I got the usual helpful "Huh, dunno man, lemme look it up and I'll be w/ ya in a min." Well, since I had on a cowboy hat and no safety pins stuck thru my lip or eye brow he never did get back to me! LOL
I'm alittle gun shy about orderin on line at the moment so I'll wait till they hit the shelves and play a few guitars thru it before I buy.
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