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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:55 pm    Post subject: Incoming NAD - Modded Valve Jr Combo Reply with quote

I wasn't looking for one, but it was fairly cheap at a music go round in Maryland (at least compared to what they're selling for in Miami), comes modded, and I already had moneys in my paypal account. Assuming it ships slowest way possible on Monday, it should be here by Friday of next week.

Here's the pics from the website:






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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm interested in the Bitmo mods. I have a VJ head that doesn't get used and I keep wondering about how much fun it might be to try to mod it heavily. Eventually I'd like to have a go at making an amp and modding one of these and maybe rehousing it in a new cab might be a good start.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It shipped out last night, UPS says it should be delivered on Friday.

Which means I'm working from home on Friday Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The receiver was not available for delivery. We'll make a second attempt the next business day.


I was in my driveway the entire time working on my car, and a UPS truck never drove by!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPS is the fucking worst.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mkt3000 wrote:
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The receiver was not available for delivery. We'll make a second attempt the next business day.


I was in my driveway the entire time working on my car, and a UPS truck never drove by!
I hate it when they do that. I had a Saturday delivery driver fail to deliver to work, said he coldn't find the postcode apparently.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPS delivery person says he'll reattempt after his route has been completed. Let's see what that means.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPS and FedEx are shockingly fucking terrible at everything, I always cringe when I buy something and see a tracking number for either of those services. I've had WAY less bad experiences with just regular USPS deliveries, plus the USPS actually updates their trackers.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woke up early AF today... no amp at my door.

Called UPS, asked them to forward to my sister's address in Orlando, since I planned on driving there today.

UPS: "No problem, that'll be $6.60"

Me: *GRUMBLE* Fine, here's my card.
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fast forward to 9:30

"Out for delivery"

NOT POSSIBLE.

I called.. "it's being delivered in Miami"

Fine. Well, looks like I'll drive up to Orlando tomorrow, because I don't want to drive it at night.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did it arrive?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thom wrote:
Did it arrive?


It did not, and I am out of town until April 2... so let's see what happens.

I already spoke with the manager at the store who sold it to me, and if ends up returned to sender, he'll call his UPS rep, who's already agreed to reship it free of charge.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update.

Still haven't gotten it, but my complaints apparently struck a nerve with UPS. I got a call from local management in Miami who did some research.

1- First, the previous second out-for-delivery scan was a mistake.
2-The box was sent up to Orlando, as I requested. Unfortunately, the UPS agent left the apartment number blank, so it sat in their main Orlando warehouse for several days.

This was actually beneficial, because it bought me extra time before they returned it to sender.

So I asked them politely to bring it back to the warehouse in Miami, and once it arrives store it for me.

It arrived back in Miami yesterday, and I arrived tonight in Miami.

Which means that tomorrow before work, I'm going to their warehouse to liberate my amp.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, after driving across town to the UPS center and waiting in line, I have the amp!!

It's as described, with one detail: there's no sound coming out of it. I tried two different guitars and various cables - no sound whatsoever.

I called the store, and the manager sounded concerned. He said to give him a bit and he'll call me back. He was helpful with UPS, hopefully he's helpful now.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeez... best of luck!

This thread reminded me that Valve Jrs exist... so hope it works out.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

While I wait for confirmation on the return, some thoughts.

1- It's not the fuse. It's in perfect shape, and the tube powers up.

2- Both tubes light up.

3- Speaker works - I hooked it up to another amp, and it sounded beautiful

4- Tubes work - I used them in another amp. Meanwhile new tubes did nothing to help.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Final post... UPS picked it up today, hopefully I'll have my money back in a week.
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