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(@wrkngclsshero)
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Well,

I've been looking for a new amp for a long time now (just got the cheapie that came with my epi special players pack). If finally bit the bullet and got an Epi Valve Jr combo. What a nice amp. :D

Also, while i was at the guitar store I was looking at some pedals, I never realized how small they were, might have to get some next week, looking hard at the boss sampling pedals (RC-2 and the RC-20XL). I like a clean tone so no real dire need for effects, but I can justify (to myself) the sampler as a learning tool. We'll see what happens. Have a great sunday all!

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(@smokindog)
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Check out the tubulator, its frequently on sell . I got mine for $11 :D I suggest a EQ pedal(danolectric has a good one for about $29. Delay and reverb pedals are a good thing , dano has a few good delay pedals but stay away from the dano reverb pedal.
Here is a cool forum for EPI valve amps. You might get some cool ideas here.
http://www.valvejunior.com/index.html#disc

Have fun with your new amp :D I Got the EPI valve head and it was the best $99 I have ever spent 8)

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(@hyperborea)
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looking hard at the boss sampling pedals (RC-2 and the RC-20XL). I like a clean tone so no real dire need for effects, but I can justify (to myself) the sampler as a learning tool.

I've got a DigiTech JamMan that I really like. It's been a great practice tool. I've used it to lay down rhythm tracks along with one of the built in drum sounds and then practiced my leads or improvisation on top. The JamMan or one of the Boss pedals would make a great practice tool. However, I think that the JamMan has a few plusses over the Boss looper though. The JamMan can be connected to your computer so that you can download WAV files (easy to convert MP3 to that) to it and use those to practice with (songs that you have ripped, audio created with other tools on your computer, etc.) and it can use removable flash memory card so the storage is a lot more than the Boss pedal.

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(@dan-t)
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Have fun with your Epi Valve Jr.

I love mine! 8) :D

Dan

"The only way I know that guarantees no mistakes is not to play and that's simply not an option". David Hodge


   
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(@guitarhack)
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congrats on your purchase! ive really wanted an Epi Valve Jr for a while now. with all the great reviews ive heard about it, and the $150 USD price tag, i really find it hard to resist. i may order one today before i leave work! the only thing im not sure of is the fact that its only 5 watts. ive heard its a "loud" 5, though. damn decisions!

Dan


   
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(@smokindog)
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My EPI valve head running through a 12" 8 ohm speaker will keep up with a drummer with no problem.

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(@taylorr)
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Ya man. My EVJ combo is pretty dang loud, despite the 8" speaker. I've never played with a drummer with it but I'm sure it would suffice.

It is pointless to resist, my son...

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(@smokindog)
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This is a rough recording of a jam session I did with a drummer and rhythm guitar. we used a laptop with a pc mic. I overdubbed the bass in later. I had the volume to the EVH on about 9 O'clock. I was singing through a small PA system.

http://www.box.net/shared/p3t5c5pqjf

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(@guitarhack)
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SmokingDog, just listened to that "hey joe" clip. great tone! what other gear (pedal, eq, guitar) are you using other than the EVJ at 9 o'clock? also, are you using the combo or head and cabinet?

Dan


   
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(@smokindog)
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SmokingDog, just listened to that "hey joe" clip. great tone! what other gear (pedal, eq, guitar) are you using other than the EVJ at 9 o'clock? also, are you using the combo or head and cabinet?

I had my 89 MIJ Stratocaster through a Dano EQ> Tubulator> Digital reverb>Epi valve head>old 12" 8 ohm speaker from a old clapped out Peavy combo.

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(@guitarhack)
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SmokingDog, thanks for the run down of your set up. like i said, it sounds great. sounded like that little amp was keeping up with the drums just fine. i assume you werent mic-ing it. thanks again. im torn between the combo and the head/cab version now!

Dan


   
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