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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 03:55 PM Thread Starter
 
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Tube Question

How much difference does different type tubes make in an amp. I have a 5150 II and want a bit warmer tone without a lot of loss of gain. Any brand or model suggestions.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 06:35 PM
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Re: Tube Question

JJ's are very dark and warm sounding.


Since when did warmth = loss of gain?

While your at, you can get some tubes for the preamp that are rated for high gain.

www.eurotubes.com

I ordered a matched quad of EL34Ls and 4 ECC83S(3 standard, and 1 balanced for the phase inverter) for my Laney AOR on thursday. They arrived today! (monday)

Thats quick service!
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-21-2005, 08:14 PM
 
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Re: Tube Question

save the money on tubes and get the bias mod done.

http://www.fjamods.com/AmpMods.html

the bias being set right will warm up the sound quite a bit.
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