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They _do_ have the V3 combo in Australia! I have one that I bought just a couple of months ago.

 

I got my local store to order it in for me, and I got them to specifically request a V3 from GibsonAMI whose response was "no problem, we have heaps in stock".

 

It could be that the stores you're looking in don't have any V3's on the floor? Just ask them to order one for you. It's a great amp, I'm really liking it :-)

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Thanks for the replies, I think you're right sonic_echidna, I need to order one in, I'll take your advice.

As to why the combo, not sure as was about to buy a head and cab, but I kind of like the look of the combo, it's smaller, and cheaper, and I've heard good things about it, good to hear agreement strangedogs.

Dalron, I am also interested in the difference, does the v2 have the Eminence badge?

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Jason,

 

I have the combo (don't know what speaker it has or what version it is) and I dropped it in for repair this morning and that's where I saw the head and box. What I liked about the head is that it has outlets on the back for 4, 8 & 16 ohm.

 

I have an SS amp with two 12" Celestion 80s in it and I would love to plug the Jnr into those speakers. To do that I understand I would have to have the head version as the combo only has a single 4 ohm outlet.

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I believe (must have read it somewhere on the internet, so this could be wrong!) that the V3 combos have the 3 speaker outs on the back like the heads. The heads are all "V3" - they came out quite a while after the original combos. Mine has the 3 outs and Eminence badge on the front. I haven't actually looked at the board...

 

I have the combo, and recently bought the speaker box to go with it - now I can just use the combo alone (which is nice and small/light to go and jam with friends), or I can plug it into the external box to use the larger speaker.

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I have the combo' date=' and recently bought the speaker box to go with it - now I can just use the combo alone (which is nice and small/light to go and jam with friends), or I can plug it into the external box to use the larger speaker. [/quote']

 

Now you're making want both items too and I can't afford GAS at the moment! LOL

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A guy selling mods on ebay reakons you can tell by the serial number.

 

8 digits is V2

14 digits is V3

 

Mine is in the repair shop and I can't remember the details of the serial number. I know that it definitely has only the 4 ohm output on the back so it's a V1 or 2.

 

I've asked the tech guy to tell me the colour of the board when I picked up.

 

 

Thanks to you and Sonic for your replies.

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my V3 Combo has the 3 outputs on the back. It's a rawkin' lil bugger - much better than the V1 head and the V2 Combo I had before - this one needed NO MODS and it's amazing sounding just like it is! The new OT and tubes, etc make it TRULY plug-and-play.

 

Actually I'm using 2 cabs with mine (a 10" and a 12") but just using the 8" Eminence is a wall of sound all by itself.

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The heads are all "V3" - they came out quite a while after the original combos.

That needs clarification...the heads came out only a bit after the v1 combo...it probably wasn't more than a few months later. All of the initial run of heads were v2. Those v2's SHOULD all be moved off shelves by now, but you never know...you COULD possibly still find a v2 lying around somewhere. Bottom line, the heads are NOT all v3. They're either v2 or v3, depending on when they were made.

 

If you were to find one, it'd be a perfect reason to jawbone the price down to the basement, because you're definitely going to want to replace the OT. Same with a v1 combo, although I really can't imagine any of those are still for sale new at this point.

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That needs clarification...the heads came out only a bit after the v1 combo...it probably wasn't more than a few months later. All of the initial run of heads were v2. Those v2's SHOULD all be moved off shelves by now' date=' but you never know...you COULD possibly still find a v2 lying around somewhere. Bottom line, the heads are NOT all v3. They're either v2 or v3, depending on when they were made.[/quote']

 

Thanks for that clarification m-theory - I shouldn't go quoting so generally of things I've read on the net so it's good to have someone give this detail :-)

 

Do all the heads have the 3 outputs or just v3 ones though? Curious as to whether there's an easy way to tell them apart.

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Do all the heads have the 3 outputs or just v3 ones though? Curious as to whether there's an easy way to tell them apart.

All heads have 3 outputs -- 4' date=' 8, 16 ohms

Yes -- [u']serial numbers [/u]-- easiest and most accurate -- they are printed/stamped on outside of back panel and as stated correctly by Dalron -- 8 digits is V2, any more than 8 (usually 12 or 14) digits is V3. Output transformers in V3 have 5.x k printed on label, the V2 says 7.x k (may require removing back panel to see the label). The serial # is accurate and as easy as looking on the back -- couldn't be easier.

 

Other tests are not 100% or are more difficult like pulling the chassis to see the circuit board -- green=V2, black=V3.

Stock on/off switch on all V2 is red with an "I/O" on it -- V3 is plain red, but some early V3 had the I/O so this is not a sure test. Non-stock/modded, used versions out there could be anything as well.

 

You know, all of this great info. (& much more) used to be here on the forum but some overzealuos mod(s) deleted it. Epiphone really should leave these kinds of factual things on all of the time -- maybe in a sticky -- so that everyone can benefit from it.

 

Hit every BLUE NOTE baaaby..., I'm going to play on:-"

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Steven is correct...

There was a very short time that the Rev2 combo's came with only 1 output jack but that was probably due to them trying to use up all the old Rev1 chassis.

Should not be any Rev1 or Rev2's new anywhere by now.

Rev 2&3 chassis will fit in a Rev1 combo case.

Rev1 chassis' are the same size as Rev2/3 but the holes for the tubes, switches and pcb board standoffs are in different locations if you're so inclined to modify a rev1 with rev2 parts you'll need extra work.

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I live in SA' date=' but I saw that Derringers has a similar sale on here, $430 for the head and cab, so I may just have to take the plunge. Interesting info on the jacks etc. I'm not particularly handy with solder, but who knows in the future, modding does look fun, and no doubt addictive also. [/quote']

 

wow 430$ for head and cab? I paid 140$ for the head only.

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