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Let's start a Valve Senior Club !!!!!!

#1 User is offline   gypsyseven 

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 03:56 AM

Today i got my Valve Senior Head and tested it a little bit......i was blown away....i didn't thought that it got that nice TONE!!!!!
Especially with my Squier Classic Vibe 50's Telecaster it sounds awesome!!!!And with my Fulltone Fatboost Clone engaged....POW...can't tell you how happy i am with this amp.


So let's start a VALVE SENIOR CLUB !
It would be great to share all the experiences,mods and opinions on this great amp!



First member : gypsyseven[biggrin]
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#2 User is offline   Tragic1281734187 

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 06:30 AM

I am down. Love this amp. Ready to mod the crap out of it. Just bought my second 1X12 cab. Gigging is a blast with it.
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 08:38 AM

I'll join, but only if we get decoder rings and have a secret handshake.....
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#4 User is offline   Dennis G 

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:27 AM

[quote name='brianh]I'll join' date=' but only if we get decoder rings and have a secret handshake.....[/quote']
Ditto [-(
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 10:59 AM

Ditto...Plus the Valve Senior yearly convention should be schedualed in Las Vegas, the same weekend as the Porn Awards. Kidding....................not......
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Posted 10 March 2010 - 12:01 PM

That should be a start....

what cabinets do you guys use for your VS's?Valve Junior 1x12?

Any recommendations?
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 02:19 AM

I had been using a Repro Bassman 2X12 w/ Mojo Greenbacks. Great Cabinet!
But, I had a lot of fun gigging with a VJ cabinet the other night. So, I bought another VJ Cab.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 06:48 AM

I guess i have to get one of those VJ Cabs....the combination looks soo cool and i can hear only good things 'bout the VJ's.Even the price is absolutely ok.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:39 AM

Even though I'm new you can count me in too!

I got a Valve Junior and had it modded a lot by Andy from RAT Electronics (I am from the UK by the way, probably one of very few UK members on this forum), and I was hugely impressed, it was my first step into valve amps and I wanted something simple to start with, I'm glad I went with Epiphone and then down the modding to your spec route.

I then became interested in the Valve Senior, and last week noticed that some UK shops had got some back in stock again. Being aware of how these seem to come and go, with some persuading I took my chance and purchased one, and happily, they were in stock, and one came to my door this Tuesday. I was able to give it some testing and all I can say is wow! I made the right choice to upgrade to the Valve Senior. It has all the controls I want which will allow me to play about with getting some nice rocking tones! Again, I will be getting this modded by RAT Electronics again soon, and then it will become the main amp I use for home at the moment, and then for the stage probably too when that time comes, it is definitely loud enough for me! Anyway here is my still unfinished Valve Senior setup.

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Basically, I am running it through a 1x10 Mesa Boogie Express cab with an Eminence E50 speaker for the punchy high end, paired underneath with a custom made 1x12 cabinet that I obtained which still needs a speaker fitted to it (hopefully soon, need to regenerate some cash!). I'll be fitting a more bassy speaker in to balance things out for a nice bottom end. I cannot wait until everything is complete, then I can unleash the Valve Senior rockin' tones!

Anyway, another very pleased Valve Senior owner here so count me into the club please![blink]
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:49 AM

Hello and welcome to the Epiphone forum and the Valve Senior Club!Looks pretty nice what i can see on the photo.Don't forget to report after your Senior is modded...
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 07:59 AM

Hi thanks for the welcome!

I'll update with some pics when it is all done, might be a while, but I hope to get things done soon, heck, I want it done as this is what I'll be playing through all the time!
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 08:20 AM

Can't believe you're using this amp at home...i played it tonight with my band and with my Fatboost pedal in front -POW- awesome loud...
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 08:24 AM

One of the mods I am having done to it is power scaling, which gets cranked tone at home volume levels. I had it fitted to my Valve Junior and it really does work nice. I've never tried attenuators so I cannot really comment there, but if you want that true cranked tube sound at an acceptable volume level that won't get you shot by the neighbours, then in my experience power scaling is the business.

You can read more about it here.
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 08:53 AM

PLEASE POST YOUR FAVORITE SETTINGS OF THE VALVE SENIOR !!!


My current settings:

Gain: 1 o'clock

Treble: ----

Mids: 1 o'clock

Bass: 11 o'clock

Presence: ----

Master: full

Reverb: ----
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 10:36 AM

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what cabinets do you guys use for your VS's?Valve Junior 1x12?

Any recommendations?


I'm using the Epi cab that I bought with my VJr. Actually looks pretty cool with the Sr head on top.

Question for all of you guys...anybody swapped out the tubes yet? If so, with what and is there any noticeable difference?
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 01:17 PM

I switched out the Pre's. V1=Mullard, V2=JJ, V3=JJ 12AT7.
The biggest change....The gain. Not input gain, but the overdrive. A little cleaner.
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Posted 14 March 2010 - 07:26 PM

I also thought that the first thing would be to change the stock tubes.But i like it stock so far.Works great with all my OD/Booster pedals and the volume on the guitar.
I found yesterday a 12ay tube at home...so maybe try it in V1...someday...
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Posted 15 March 2010 - 11:14 AM

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I also thought that the first thing would be to change the stock tubes.But i like it stock so far.Works great with all my OD/Booster pedals and the volume on the guitar.


Tragic & Gypsy, thx for the info. I'm with Gypsyseven so far. I'm estimating that I've got about 30-35 hours on this and I wanted to give everything a good break in before experimenting, but so far, I'm real happy with what I can get out of this thing. I normally don't use a lot of reverb, so that's not an issue for me. I usually use a slight delay, depending on what I'm playing, occasionally a little DS-1 for some tone. I've tried just about all of my guitars through this thing, and they all have their own "personalities" if you will, but I can flat out say that there is just a serious love affair going on between my VSr and Gibby LP Std!!!! [thumbup]

That's not to say that the 339 and my modded Dot aren't closing in fast!! [cool]
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 08:46 AM

Love affair: Valve Senior + any of my pedals + Squier Classic Vibe Custom Telecaster !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 14 December 2016 - 04:08 PM

Reviving a great thread. How many still use this amp?
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