6G15 reverb clone clipping my guitar signal?

Discussion in 'Pedal Pushers Forum' started by rob batz, Jun 13, 2020.

  1. rob batz

    rob batz Country Gent

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    So my new reverb unit a fender 6g15 clone is clipping my signal so it distorts at the end of the note or string being played , I run thru a jhs fuzz, into ubangi stomp, into a mystery brain , then into the reverb unit , can anyone help me out?
     
  2. BohemianLikeMe

    BohemianLikeMe Gretschie

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    Apr 18, 2020
    Prague, CZ
    Sounds kinda silly, but... have you checked the tubes, if it’s a tube clone?
     
  3. lathoto

    lathoto Gretschie

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    Apr 23, 2020
    Ohio
    What preamp tube is in the reverb unit? Does your amp have an effects loop? Do you have a 12AT7 tube?
     
  4. rob batz

    rob batz Country Gent

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    I thought it could b one of the three tubes but they look new ? How do I check them ?
     
  5. rob batz

    rob batz Country Gent

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    I have a fender deluxe reverb , no effects loop , and I’m not sure bout the tubes
     
  6. lathoto

    lathoto Gretschie

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    Apr 23, 2020
    Ohio
    The original design called for a 12AT7, a 6V6, and a 7025 (12AX7). My wild guess is V1 is a 12AX7 in your unit.
     
  7. lathoto

    lathoto Gretschie

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    Apr 23, 2020
    Ohio
    Take pictures of the tubes?
     
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  8. rob batz

    rob batz Country Gent

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
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    rob batz Country Gent

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
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  10. lathoto

    lathoto Gretschie

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  11. Andy Fortune

    Andy Fortune Gretschie

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    May 24, 2016
    Corning, NY
    These units will overdrive the springs. That's part of the sound, but it shouldn't sound like clipping. The original units actually used a 6K6 instead of a 6V6. That's a good change to make regardless. But first, remove everything in the chain except guitar-reverb-amp. If there's clipping, or distortion at the end of a note, it's almost certainly a tube. If there's no clipping, add in the next pedal, and keep going until it clips. It's possible to overdrive the input, but that just makes for a trashier reverb sound.
    Another fun thing to do if you have a spare 8 ohm speaker is to hook it up to the reverb out on the unit. It will be a low powered amp and you'll hear if there is hard clipping or weird distortion in the circuit.
    Good luck!
    Oh, and go to surfguitar101.com for anything you could possibly want to know about 6G15 circuits.
     
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  12. rob batz

    rob batz Country Gent

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
  13. lathoto

    lathoto Gretschie

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    Apr 23, 2020
    Ohio
    Yes, but I would go to Eurotubes and pay extra for balanced triodes.
     
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  14. rob batz

    rob batz Country Gent

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    balanced triodes?
     
  15. rob batz

    rob batz Country Gent

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    I don’t see balanced triodes mentioned on the site
     
  16. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
  17. rob batz

    rob batz Country Gent

    Apr 17, 2014
    Bristol ct.
    Wow those are very expensive tubes! 200$ I wouldn’t of thought they b that much
     
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  18. G5422T

    G5422T Country Gent

    May 24, 2012
    usa
    @rob batz

    Check this guy out too. Some very high priced tubes, and some reasonable ones also.

    It's been a long time since I purchased any, but was pleased with what I got and had zero duds from Mike.

    Worth a look.

    https://www.kcanostubes.com/
     
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