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  1. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Going to swap the preamp tubes in my Jet City JCA22h and can’t decide between JJs or Tungsols or (insert whatever isn’t on my radar yet). Which do you think would add the best low end and grind?
  2. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Everyone's favorite insufferably pretentious nebulous buzzword makes an appearance on Stew-Mac. Anyone have a hypothesis on what the difference between a matched set and a curated set is? Is an artisinal set an entirely different thing, or can I get a set that is artisinal and also curated?
  3. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Ok so i need a bit of info. I have heard conflicting stories about valves. Some people tell me that the pre-amp valves last a year like the power tubes and others say the last nearly 10 years! Even youtube videos suggest this! So any clarification would be greatly welcome!
  4. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Hi All - New poster here. Looking forward to being a member. I have my 6505MH apart to do a cosmetic mod and figured I'd check the preamp tubes while I had the amp body out of the case. Oddly, it has one Ruby 12AX7 and two JJ ECC83S tubes from the factory. Has anybody else with a 6505MH...
  5. General Music Discussion
    I hadn't think of this but its something that will go away for sure. EU regulations about power consumption are getting really tight, in fact a Fridge sold today in EU wastes about 70-75% less energy than a similar one did 30 years ago. This is not about "oh but Vinyl didnt died"... no but...
  6. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Ok folks, I don't knot if I'm posting this in the right section but here it goes; I recently purchased a mini head (Blackstar HT metal 5H) and about a week after the preamp tube that powers the drive channel died on me. On many guitar forums people say that the stock tubes are crap but I didn't...
  7. Guitar: Gear Discussion
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  8. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    It's really not that bad, and I'm probably being a bit nitpicky about it considering that it was cheap as hell and sounds awesome, but it's certainly something I didn't consider before I bought the stupid thing. :lol: That said, it really does sound great, and about twice as good with JJs and...
  9. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    What do you guys suggest for all the positions? This one has been modded for simulclass, effects loop, and its a IIA. I have it with el34's and 6l6's. I know there are a lot of options for dropping different versions into different positions.
  10. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Just installed tung-sol tubes in the V1 and V2 slot of my 6505+ what a diffence that harshness in the highs at low volumes went away. Heres some pics and a shitty video i did real quick after a few rum and cokes and a 5 min tube change (hey at least its a real video without a Djent backing...
  11. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I have a 6505+ 112 that i have been using as a head. I have owned it for over a year and recently the volume changes and so does the tone its also been alot noisier and some times theres a high pitch sound. Does this mean it's time to change tubes? I checked to c if it was my guitar, cables...
  12. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Well my new to me 5150 combo just doesnt sound as good as the other 13 or 14 ive owned. Its VERY shrill and ear piercingly bright. It also has nowhere near the low end the other 5150 combos ive had. Its also SUPER fizzy sounding in the hi's and i cant get a good balance of treble no matter how...
  13. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Today I had the volume cutting a lot on both channels of the ROV. I've had the amp probably a little over a year I think, casually use. I popped in new tubes, and voila; sounds great again, and loud as hell. Is it normal to go through power tubes this quick? I don't remember swapping them on...
  14. Amps & Gear For Sale / Trade / Wanted
    In 1986 the Grand Inquisitor of Tone (Who is the hereditary ruler of a shadow organization devoted to high gain amps and not just something I made up for this listing.) foresaw the downfall of tubes after insufflating the bark of a tree found in the Amazon rain forest in a sweat lodge with a...
  15. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Well i have been trying to figure out the best way to power down my 120 mono.And i figured i could pull two tubes and compensate with ohms just like my 6505 head,but the tubes are set up in a square formation not in a line. I called peavey and they said it was ok to pull the two 6l6 closest to...
  16. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    Hey everyone. Sorry if this has been asked a thousand times and I somehow missed it. One of my amps needs new power tubes. This amp runs KT88's and this will be my first venture into finding replacements since this is the first amp I've owned that runs these tubes. Does anybody have a favorite...
  17. Guitar: Tech, Electronics and DIY
    Hey, I've had my Engl amp for about a year and a few months and I feel that I may need to replace the tubes at some point soon. However, I'm not quite sure how to go about accessing where the tubes are because the usual suspect doesn't seem right as the power soak panel is attached to the back...
  18. Amps & Gear For Sale / Trade / Wanted
    Randall Thrasher SOLD Sold
  19. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    So, on Wednesday of last week, I blew a fuse in my Roadster. It was maybe 15 seconds after flipping it from Spongy to Bold without putting it on standby first, so more likely than not that was the cause. However, the EL34s I've had in it are getting a little long in the tooth, and are probably...
  20. Guitar: Gear Discussion
    I have a Rivera KR100 that needs a retube. I have the bias probe and the multimeter all fired up and ready to go. Just need to place the order. Eurotubes sells a "stock" kit for these, but I was wondering if there are any better options I should consider? I boost like crazy, so lower gain tubes...
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