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Offline goat

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« on: April 07, 2009, 12:53:23 PM »
Biasing hotter my 6505. what exactly gets done here?


where to get it done and roughly what's the damage coin wise?

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Re: amp mods
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 02:27:33 PM »
*waits for Simon to chime in*
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Re: amp mods
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 11:18:44 AM »
Hahaha. yea.

Basically you get a set of power tubes that can handle a hotter bias (the tubes you currently have may be ok). Then you run the bias hotter than standard.

In a 6505/5150 you have a fixed bias, so an amp tech will have to add a bias pot internally. Which is a quick & simple job for any amp tech. Give Jim @ Blue Glow a call for a price. 0417970318
It's better to call him after 5pm on a week day.
If you own a 6505+/5150II then there is no mod needed, just a tube & bias adjustment.

Basically it cleans up the clean channel & gives the distorted channels more usable less fizzy distortion. It gives the amp more of a driving tone & less of a scratchy tone.

The best thing that can be done if you have $$ is to get a Mercury Magnetics transformer & choke fitted. These make the amp sound unbelievable, but it aint cheap.


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Re: amp mods
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 09:58:30 PM »
thanks man, thats really helpul info.

i never really done much in he past to my rigs as far as mods go. but yeah. the points you metioned about more drive/less fuzz sounds fuckn great.
mmm, im not past goin the Merc trans and choke either. when you say "aint cheap", what, 6/700 hungy?

cheers again mate.

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Re: amp mods
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 10:22:48 PM »
An EQ pedal can go a long way too. Altho I guess you probly tried that already.
So what kind of Metal classification would You give to CuntScrape?

I would say Thush Metal.

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Re: amp mods
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2009, 01:49:51 PM »
the amp sounds sweet atm anyway. im just always on the lookout for a better sound.
im running a noise exterminator, 15 band stereo eq thru the effects loop, with a maxon 808 out front.

had look for the gear mentioned above by Beast. yeah, fuckn expensive. im pretty sure the site i saw was American and yeah, proly looking at approx 330 USD just for the shit alone.

nothing good is ever cheap. fuck it though, only live once.

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Re: amp mods
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2009, 07:38:54 PM »
Well the bottom line is you get what you pay for. As far as music gear goes.
Something else I have learned. Trying to get the right guitar sound for recording is a complete pain in the ass. So is programming drums  machines for metal. 
« Last Edit: April 09, 2009, 07:54:47 PM by Nosaj »
So what kind of Metal classification would You give to CuntScrape?

I would say Thush Metal.

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Re: amp mods
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2009, 08:51:14 PM »
Guitar i dont have so mch a problem getting good recorded sound really. i just want it fatter yet slicker ya know?

drum machines?
dude you need to get EZDrummer or BFD2.
im using the two together atm.
the two layered man sounds awsome. the two by themself, meh, not as good, f sure.

i wasnt gonna go down the road of using drum software for recording anything too serious because of the technicallity of the drums our drummer does.
but since our drummer just tore all the tendons off his knee (just before we were gonna record mind you.) and he's gonna be out of action for another couple of months, i thought fuck it! at least we'll do one song using software.
But fuck me, using the 2 software progs at once, you'd very, very hard pressed to tell its software at all.

its a fuckn pricey way of doing shit though, and its alot of fuckn around if ya wanna do technical shit.

fuck how did i get on to this.
end rant.

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Re: amp mods
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009, 06:07:42 PM »
Before the dollar tanked Jim Wills (Blue Glow) quoted me something like $700+ fitted for the Mercury Magnetics mod I think. It may have been more though.
He has done the mod on someone elses amp & it sounded fantastic.