New Toobz Day!
Grabbed some new power and preamp tubes for the Mesa....I currently have JJ E34Ls and a Tung Sol in V1 and I just don't like them together... I love the E34Ls but the Tung Sol + them just doesn't give the saturation and smoothness i'm looking for. To test this, I do my "pinch harmonic test" I slowly turn the gain up until I can sustain an outrageous sounding pinch harmonic, and then I play big chords and see if it sounds fizzy.
Anyway, incoming is two Groove Tube E34Ls, a Gold pin JJ ECC83 for V1 and a regular JJ for V2 (rhythm and lead preamp). All the JJ preamp tubes i've used have typically been higher gain, so I thought i'd start there. I wanted to go with the Winged C's, and I may go with them next time, but the price difference between these and the Winged C's are a bit ridiculous. Mullard EL34s are still my favorite power amp tube, but they died in like 3 months and i'd like to not retube every 3 months.
Stock pics FTW!
Happy new toobs day! I dig groove tubes