The powertubes on my 5153 50w are dying, but I’m a bit undecided what to replace them with. I liked the stock JJ’s, but I’m open to suggestions from anyone else who’s retubed one of these. Debating trying a pair of Sovtek’s as I like the sound of them in my JCM900 (plus I could in theory pull the set from that). Anything that might help reduce the high end fizz would be good, though I suspect that’s all in the preamp section.
Speaking of which, although they preamp tubes are fine I’m thinking of putting a Tung Sol in V1 at the same time. BUT, would I be crazy to stick 12AT7’s in there since I has insane gain anyway? I use channel 3 as my main distorted tone with the gain around 1.5, so there’s plenty of gain travel left to compensate for the drop in gain. Just wondered if that would help tame the fizz?
I'll always recommend Tung-Sol for power