[Harp-L] Re: Epiphone Valve Junior Head & Cabinet - Discontinued?
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- Subject: [Harp-L] Re: Epiphone Valve Junior Head & Cabinet - Discontinued?
- From: John Concilus <jconcilus@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 08:57:09 -0500
I sure agree that the VJR half-stack cabinet is good value, and well
built. Although I would love to have a Masco, even the stock Epi VJR
head is a nice little set up, and very inexpensive. I have two of
the cabinets, and one stock head...and one in the process of being
modded. The cabinets are solid, and the stock speaker is pretty darn
I checked with the Gibson Amp Forums, and they have conflicting
information about whether or not the company has discontinued the
Valve Junior series. The thread below quotes Bob Burns (a customer
service rep) as saying Gibson is not discontinuing them....but I
looked again yesterday and can't find any in stock at all with any
The original cabinet and head have been nearly impossible to find
since mid-November, with many vendor references to "discontinued".
I have a feeling that "good value" for harp players meant "not enough
profit" for Gibson. ;-)
Since I have this email in progress to you anyway, Rick, I really
liked your recent videos comparing tonality of tubes. You always
have "meat" in your blog posts, and I'll admit to being a regular
Date: Sun, 9 Jan 2011 07:58:28 -0700
From: Rick Davis <bluesharpamps@xxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Epiphone Valve Junior Head & Cabinet -
To: Harp- L <Harp-L@xxxxxxxxxx>
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That would be a shame if the Valve Jr. were discontinued! I use the Epi
Valve Jr 1x12 cab with my Masco amp. Really good tone for not much money.
Very well built; a good bargain.
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