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Tube recommendations?

Postby Doctor Doug » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:23 am

The time has come to throw some new tubes into the ol' Engl Fireball.

Does anyone have a really cool go-to brand or anything?
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Re: Tube recommendations?

Postby kmd09 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:29 am

I've got JJ KT77s in my Marshall JVM and Splawn QR and they sound fantastic. I'm no tube expert but have heard nothing but good things about JJs tubes
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Re: Tube recommendations?

Postby Doctor Doug » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:38 am

kmd09 wrote:I've got JJ KT77s in my Marshall JVM and Splawn QR and they sound fantastic. I'm no tube expert but have heard nothing but good things about JJs tubes


Coolness. We're going into the studio soon and I on't want to leave anything to chance. 8)

I'll look into them. Thanks!
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Re: Tube recommendations?

Postby HarlowTheFish » Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:15 am

Tung-Sol's got some interesting stuff, depending on what you're looking for.

I find they pump out roughly equal volume as others, but with a good bit less headroom, so you get a decent bit more poweramp flavor. Have used their EL34s and 84s in a couple of amps (Legacy 3, 6505MH) to good results and considering swapping a set into my H&K. A little edgier and vintagier than a couple of other tubes I've had.

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Re: Tube recommendations?

Postby X1Glider » Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:32 am

6L6 tubes, right?

Use this link to help you find the sound you're looking for. The Tube Store

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Re: Tube recommendations?

Postby Koshchei » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:48 am

I always put a Mesa SPAX7 into V1. I also really like JJECC803s long plates. They're super musical, but not at all suited to V1. I don't really have a preference for power tubes. I used to like Svetlana EL-34s, but the real thing has been gone a long time.

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Re: Tube recommendations?

Postby Doctor Doug » Mon Nov 12, 2018 6:39 am

Thanks guys!
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