Seeing as the powertubes have died, I need new tubes. It currently has a full set of JJ's with EL34 power tubes, and fixed bias. My last one got a high gain JJ set with E34L's, but I'm open to options. What other tubes are equivalent? I *think* KT77's and 6CA7's, but I've never used either of these so I'm not sure of any tonal differences. Anything else anyone recommends pre-amp wise?
I play groovey but melodic metal with bits of thrash/meldo-death thrown in on a 7, and the amp needs more gain.
Tung Sol EL34B's
That's what I'm running in the Blackstar if it's any indication. That, and it currently has JJ's in the pre, which I'm gonna swap out for Tung Sol's too.