...and now I have some questions. I in no way regret my purchase, I simply am curious about the head and I know next to nothing about them, especially tubed ones!
1.) The fellow I bought it from said that he replaced the stock tubes with 6L6's. I've done some research and found that these tubes are pretty killer. I'm just curious what other people around here use.
2.) How long does a set of tubes last? These ones I have are new, I think they have been in there for something like 3 months??? but I'm unsure because they sound amazing.
3.) I'm running it through an Atlas 4x12 cab with Celestion Vintage 30's for speakers. What does "moving a lot of air" mean?
4.) Any other info about tubes or useful tips, etc. are greatly appreciated.
1. Tube type is personal preference. I like 6L6's personally, but a lot of guys prefer EL34's.
2. Depends how much you play and how loud you play. For average use expect to change your powertubes every year, but you'll know when they're on their way out.
3. Exactly that. If you've got the volune up and the amp working hard, you'll move a lot of air.
4. Always let the tubes warm up with the amp on standby for a couple of minutes before hitting the play switch, and similarly give them a few minutes on standby to cool off before turning the amp off. NEVER use a tube head without a load (cab or a load box) or you'll blow the output transformer.