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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
 
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need some tube advice

Hey JEMsiters, just bought my first tube amplifier, and i must say tubes kick major solid state rear end! A 2-year old Peavey 120 watt tube Ultra Head for $350 was kinda hard to pass up, and this thing has awesome tone. Just one question. What kind of replacement tubes should i get? I want to get the most absolutely heaviest tone and gobs of gain as well. So I'm looking for tubes that will deliver and then some. Any suggestions and prices? Thanks guys.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 10:30 AM
 
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As has been discussed here not too long ago, there are lots of options, but with your amp, I would imagine you need to have it biased to get it to optimal conditions. Also for fairly unbiased reviews ( no pun..well...yeah it was intended ) on www.eurotubes.com I would take into consideration that the guy hawks JJ/Teslas which I have myself and they are pretty nice from what I've been hearing from my Boogie stuff.

Good luck and congrats on the tube amp !

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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-23-2003, 12:28 PM
 
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What type of tubes does it have?

I just bought a big pile of tubes from www.thetubestore.com for my Mesa rig. They have some decent reviews there, fair prices, and quick shipping. If you tell them what type of amp you have, they can help you pick out the best tubes.

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