Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 12

Thread: Epiphone Valve Junior Mod

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0

    Epiphone Valve Junior Mod

    Sign in to disable this ad
    I'm thinking of mod-ding my Valve Junior head, Anyone out there know which one of the mods is worthwhile, and best for the price?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    satan's taint
    Age
    8
    Posts
    3,378
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 24 Times in 21 Posts
    Rep Power
    11594461
    sign up at sewatt.com - they've got a bunch of info. Too much actually - to your point, after reading and reading, my VJR is still stock (except for new tubes)

    I suspect anyone here who can give you a meaningful answer will want to know what you don't like about the amp to begin with (e.g., too dark, etc.).

    I was bumming out on mine, thinking it was too dark, but then I took it to a buddy's house, and he hooked up a fuzz face pedal, and played one of my guitars through it, and it sounded awesome, so I'm still confused about the whole thing.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Lafayette, IN
    Age
    66
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    I did the "BitMo TRIO Mod Kit for Epiphone Valve Junior " found at www.thetubestore.com. I also put a standby switch in. The Trio mod does allow quite a range of sound shaping.
    Attached Images Attached Images ejrmod1-jpg 
    Last edited by adwaz; 01-21-2009 at 07:13. Reason: added Pic

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    place
    Age
    36
    Posts
    987
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    22943
    I bought the bitmo trio mod kit from the tube store also. I like it a whole lot.
    This place is garbage.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    3,552
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    597593
    I am all for modifying stuff, as i like to do it myself too. But before you go dropping big bucks on a transformer upgrade, I highly recommend trying a used THD UniValve. For the price of the tranny and the amp, you could get a MUCH better amp.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    10
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    cool looking cab adwaz! do tell...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    westchester, ny
    Age
    45
    Posts
    4,777
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    1796932
    I had three EVJ's-- a stock combo (V1 or V2-- not sure), a slightly modded head with a couple of the sewatt.com mods and upgraded tubes and then a full-out modded head with a "Marshalized" Turretboards.com circuit board, Heyboer OT and upgraded tubes (Telefunken 12ax7, JJ EL84), plus tonestack switch and standby switch. All sounded pretty good, though the fully upgraded one really stood out and had awesome "18 watt" type tone. I sold that one when I upgraded and I don't regret upgrading, but I miss that little tone monster!
    SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Lafayette, IN
    Age
    66
    Posts
    36
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Liason21 View Post
    cool looking cab adwaz! do tell...
    Thanks for the Compliment!
    More info here...... http://www.wazoogle.com/valve_junior_page.htm
    professional Newbie

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    A-town
    Age
    48
    Posts
    1,992
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Rep Power
    21474852
    A little late to the party, but this one's mine, it's reversed in the case so you can see the innards from the front. Looks way cooler imo. The back is wide open, so I suppose it gets better ventilation too. It also has a standby switch, the JP1 mod, and a JJ 12at7 preamp tube in place of the stock 12ax7 for lower gain. It's my amp modding learning experience, I got it off CL for $50 so I'm not too worried about messing it up.
    Attached Images Attached Images epi-vj-mod-jpg 
    http://www.supr-star.com/ - suprstar studios

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Between a rock and a hard face
    Posts
    11,572
    Thanks
    304
    Thanked 184 Times in 175 Posts
    Rep Power
    21474862
    I take it the EVJ isn't a good amp in & of itself - instead it's a canvas on which to paint your own soundscapes based on after market mod kits.
    That's sad - I'd hoped it was actually good. (I realize that's DIY heresy).
    Mind you I can't afford one - they're way too expensive downunder & modding would only rub salt in the wound.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Just got an Epiphone Valve Junior head .....
    By Lt. Bob in forum Guitars and Basses
    Replies: 214
    Last Post: 12-13-2007, 09:14
  2. Epiphone Valve Junior Combo
    By JuliánFernández in forum Guitars and Basses
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 09-04-2007, 11:23
  3. New Epiphone valve junior amp
    By grandmsterflash in forum MP3 Mixing Clinic
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-07-2007, 12:39
  4. What cab for the Epiphone Valve Junior head
    By Codmate in forum Guitars and Basses
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-17-2006, 18:21
  5. Epiphone Valve Junior Tube Head
    By Russ:al in forum Guitars and Basses
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-28-2006, 14:31

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •