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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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6L6s in a Carvin V3

Anyone done it? How's it sound?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-14-2007, 05:31 PM
 
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Re: 6L6s in a Carvin V3

lets combine our two threads.. mine is about 6l6 in JSX
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Re: 6L6s in a Carvin V3

Haha alrighty. Two pretty different amps, but whatever!
I'm just tired of the INCREDIBLY British tone I'm getting from the V3. It's just so...ugh. Fuzzy british. I want sag (which I can get on the "thick" setting...excellent) and smooth gain.
So...anyone have 6L6s in their V3?
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Re: 6L6s in a Carvin V3

if you're tired of it sounding so British then the 6L6 tubes will definitely change that.

The 6L6 tubes will give you a much better low end response and make it a lot more modern sounding. So just go ahead and buy them because this will fix your problem.
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Re: 6L6s in a Carvin V3

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if you're tired of it sounding so British then the 6L6 tubes will definitely change that.

The 6L6 tubes will give you a much better low end response and make it a lot more modern sounding. So just go ahead and buy them because this will fix your problem.
Yup, that's my plan. Just try to know what to expect. I have heard very general reviews, mainly that "it's very aggressive" and "it sounds alot different" I'm tryin to get some intellegent reviews.
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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-15-2007, 04:31 AM
 
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Re: 6L6s in a Carvin V3

probably get my wrists slapped for posting this link but it gives a brief summary what swapping to KT88's or 6L6's might achieve for you

https://ssl.eurotubes.com/cart/index...ategory_id=117

https://ssl.eurotubes.com/cart/index...ategory_id=116

while these guys only sell JJ's they answer questions pretty quick if you fire them an email about tube substitutions for the V3 or JSX they will give you an answer pretty quick... then buy from whoever you want...

I have re-tubed three amps on their suggestions and they have hit it on the head every time

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Re: 6L6s in a Carvin V3

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probably get my wrists slapped for posting this link but it gives a brief summary what swapping to KT88's or 6L6's might achieve for you

https://ssl.eurotubes.com/cart/index...ategory_id=117

https://ssl.eurotubes.com/cart/index...ategory_id=116

while these guys only sell JJ's they answer questions pretty quick if you fire them an email about tube substitutions for the V3 or JSX they will give you an answer pretty quick... then buy from whoever you want...

I have re-tubed three amps on their suggestions and they have hit it on the head every time

Steve
Thanks man. I need to check out all the different brands too.
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Re: 6L6s in a Carvin V3

Ok, wow, do they not have an email? I can't find it. But I checked out all the different types of tubes...holy crap. So many! Many more options than 6L6s and EL34s.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-15-2007, 06:01 PM
 
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Re: 6L6s in a Carvin V3

try JJ KT77's - they are tonally sort of in between EL34's and 6L6's
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Re: 6L6s in a Carvin V3

he he ... http://www.eurotubes.com/

there is a big EMAIL on the bottom left corner of the page

I highly reccommend these guys even though they only sell one brand they know what their talking about and have always exceeded my expectations

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-15-2007, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: 6L6s in a Carvin V3

Ah...yess....should have seen that before...
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