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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-05-2001, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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EL34 versus 6L6- please post advice

Hey guys,

I have a Rectifier head and although im really pleased with the heavy sounds i get out of it, i want to know what kind of difference EL34 valves would make rather than the 6L6 MESA ones supplied with it.

I was considering buying some to swap them over, since the new models (like mine) have bias switches so its an easy switch.

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 12-06-2001, 01:09 PM
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EL34 versus 6L6- please post advice

I have done this and I prefer the EL34's. I have two rect. heads so I am able to a/b them. The 34's seem to have a warmer sound IMO. Higher notes seem to ring through better but I do feel that 6L6's are cleaner and have a better bottom end "chunK"
Also, try pulling two of the power tubes.

I have a question for you:
What are your settings for the send and mix controls (effects loop) when you are not running anything throught the effects loop and have the selector switch on the foot controller setting (allowing you to use the solo)?
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