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Officially part of TEAM VALVE!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Microbass, Apr 22, 2006.


  1. The V4, in all it's mightyness is sitting on top of my stack.
    My initial thoughts... it ****ing rocks!
    I'm so excited. At the guy's house he let me crank it... It's intense! It (his cab) was around 150 W and farting out so I couldn't get a great idea on how cranky this bizzle can get. It sounds AMAZING. It's so FAT, warm, and full.
    I can't get it to break up, so far, at low volumes, I also don't find much variation from the EQ (this could be from the low volume, tho) - but tbh, it sounds AMAZING set flat!

    the valves are the original Trace Elliot tubes - it's a '95! - which are relabelled Sovteks I think. Not been inside 'er yet. No biasing control, which has its own pros and cons.

    I am VERY VBERYVERYVERYVERY happy. :hyper:

    It's a TOTAL beast!!! :smug: :bassist:

    valves forever!
     
  2. DEVILMAN

    DEVILMAN

    Nov 24, 2001
    New York,NY
    Congrats!

    ~S~
     
  3. The 0x

    The 0x

    Aug 24, 2003
    Timonium, MD
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  4. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    +1
    :D
     
  5. Hahahah ACE DUDE! Im glad you like it, you got a steal of a deal too! You still gonna go ahead and mod it so its got the green knobs and metal grill?

    Cant wait to try this thing out :p
     
  6. anderbass

    anderbass

    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    Welcome to team valve.

    Besides the obvious benefits with tube-amp ownership.

    Two men in dark suits and sunglasses will contact you with strict instructions,
    as to the world wide locations of our monthly meetings, and super-secret handshake.

    You will receve the full benifit package with the ownership of
    Your Trace Elliot V4, Including but not limited to:

    A limosine ride to and from all shows.
    Free unlimited groupie/roadie service.
    Your own personal amp/bass tech.
    And a timeshare ownership in a quaint english castle once owned by sting.....:smug:
     
  7. I love that one the most, who could have guessed a groupie could also be a roadie!
     
  8. anderbass

    anderbass

    Dec 20, 2005
    Phoenix. Az.
    With the way prices are going up, we had to discontinue one or the other.
    I think we made the right choice, It really helps keep the girls in tip-top shape.
     
  9. Nick man

    Nick man

    Apr 7, 2002
    Tampa Bay
    Welcome. Check my sig for inspiration.
     
  10. popinfresh

    popinfresh

    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    Very cool. Welcome indeed =)
     
  11. Aj*

    Aj*

    Jun 14, 2005
    West Yorkshire, UK
    Oh so it was you who picked up that dirt cheap V4 on eBay. I was on holiday while the auction was finishing and besides, I'm pretty broke at the moment. I'm holding out for a V6/V8 anyway (most probably gonna be a V6 because I can't raise the cash to make an offer that a V8 owner can't refuse). There's a V6 with a 4x12 V-Type cab on eBay UK right now, I'm watching it but it has a reserve, I dunno how reasonable it will be. If it doesn't sell I may just get tempted to ask the seller if he's prepared to split it up.
     
  12. Yeah, that's cool Aj. I'd quite like a V-type 4x12! very sexy cabs, alas, picking it up isn't of interest to me.

    Oh, and if a V8 comes up... I can assure you you'll still have some competition from me! :eek: :ninja:
     
  13. guy n. cognito

    guy n. cognito Secret Agent Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Without pictures, it simply doesn't exist. We want pictures! :hyper:
     
  14. basspunk2005

    basspunk2005 Guest

    Jan 31, 2005
    ahhh yes welcome to 'team valve' lol. Get the chrome knobs on it like on my v6;)but yea Iv been going on at you on msn and now on here to





    GET SOME PICS

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  15. ibz

    ibz

    Apr 14, 2005
    Columbus, OH
    Welcome.

    As another satisfied V4 owner,I'm glad you like such a simple, versatile amp with some seriously awsome tube tone.


    Enjoy!
     
  16. OK, here ya go... Not great quality I know....

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    The woman doens't approve... ;)
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  17. basspunk2005

    basspunk2005 Guest

    Jan 31, 2005
    that looks wicked mate, bet it sounds wicked as well:Dhows it sound through your cabs?man everytime I see your G3 I want it lol
     
  18. OK, I've had a chance to play my SMX head today, and I've decided at low volumes, the SMX is FAR louder.

    The gain knob is quite scratchy, and I get nothing with the setting at 1 (even with output up full). 2 gives me some volume, then a dramatic increase at 3. It's a dirty pot, for sure, so I'm thinking this is partly due as to why the house isn't falling apart at very low volumes (my SMX can't be turned up past 2/1 on the volumes).

    The valves are the stock Trace KT88s. They are now almost (if not already) 11 years old... So I suppose they are probably due a change; would these older tubes also make my amp sound quieter?
     
  19. I find that funny, your SMX is far louder at low volumes than your V4? then turn down your SMX a bit :p

    Hope it is just the pot dude, and 11 years doesnt mean it has to be retubed, chances are they are fine, but seriously, take it to a tech to give it the once over an make sure everything is ok :)


    PS women and avoiding photographs eh, maybe she thinks keith hangs about on TB ;)
     
  20. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Nice score! :cool:
     

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