Always Roll the Dice !

Discussion in 'Amp-a-ridifiers' started by Kenneth Mountain, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. surfrodguitar

    surfrodguitar Squier-holic

    Aug 4, 2016
    Laguna Niguel
    Nice score! I agree, “you never know unless you go!”

    Good thing about music, when it hits you ya feel no pain.
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  2. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

    Feb 10, 2010
    Congratulations. Great amp for a great guy. Enjoy!
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  3. Tconroy

    Tconroy Squier-Nut

    Sep 11, 2015
    kansas city mo
    those deals dont turn up very often but you have to go for it and wish for the best. In your case SCORE!!!! I missed out by 5 minutes a couple of years ago on a 1964 sears silvertone 1648 that I use to have when I first started. the guy wanted $250 for it and now they sell for $800 to $1000. they make a reissue of it but it is not the same without those de armond pickups.
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  4. fadetoz

    fadetoz Squier-holic

    Jun 29, 2011
    Awesome deal. Allot of amp for $40
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  5. surf green

    surf green Squier-holic

    Jul 15, 2014
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  6. techowiz

    techowiz Squier-Nut

    Aug 21, 2014
    new york
    Now that's the way it's done Ken!! Nice deal!! Great amp- enjoy!!
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  7. Tele56

    Tele56 Squier-Meister

    Jul 22, 2012
    Ken, not sure where you’re at right now with your SCXD but I have the same amp and after a few mods it sounds fantastic (for a small grab and go amp). The first mod was replacing the stock speaker with a Ted Weber...huge improvement! Next was a set of new matched tubes which was another improvement. Last mod, having the amp re-biased. The SCXD is a good amp stock but with some minor mods can really be a great 15 watt amp. Really like the clean channel and rarely use the modeling channels. Good luck and have fun with your SCXD.

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  8. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    Wish I had a SCXD - I have a VCXD 5 watt 6V6 12AX7 - I agree - the scxd's are nice ! probably stock ?
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  9. Tele56

    Tele56 Squier-Meister

    Jul 22, 2012
    Sorry Ken....must’ve got my XD’s mixed up with my VC’s....

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  10. mikm

    mikm Dr. Squier

    Jun 4, 2012
    I've got the SCXD and there are a lot of similarities with the VCXD. Everything tele56 did to his SCXD I did to mine and the results were really substantial! The stock tubes were junk on mine and the stock speaker, well I didn't care for it. The bias set from the factory was set "cold" and it really held back the amp. It's probably gonna pay off for you to try some of these changes on your VCXD. If you got a separate cab, that would be awesome! If ya don't bond with it, I was on ebay and saw 3 of them going from around $109 up to GULP $339!!! You could flip it easy, I'm sure. Good luck Ken, great find!
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  11. GEECEE

    GEECEE Squier-Meister

    Jan 11, 2017
    Nice find and you're right about rolling the dice - it's an adventure either way. Heck of a good amp too !
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  12. fuelish

    fuelish Squier-Nut

    I lucked out on a Epi Valve Jr head'n'cab...a music store was selling it on eBay, new w/warranty, for like $ the time, I had a v1 VJr combo, and had been researching them...seems a common problem with the newest/last VJrs, v3s, was "tarnish" or something to that effect, on an inline fuse ... rolled them there dice, and that's what the problem was, cured in a few minutes with a tiny piece of green kitchen scrubbing pad. Not long after that, I decided to pick up a Tweaker I put the new VJR chassis in the v1 combo (the v1 VJrs had some noise problems), can still use it with the 1x12 cab, usually using the Tweaker through said cab...I'll use the VJr when I feel like running in stereo through the multi-fx or am just too lazy to lug the Tweaker and cab around. Yeah, the VJr is definitely a one trick pony, but it does that trick well enough for me. The fuse problem was fairly well known, am surprised the store just dumped it for that price. I feel I made out, in the end...
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  13. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    Great score, Ken! Happy to hear of this bit of good fortune landing your way!
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