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Hi,

I just ordered the eurotubes tube kit for my rivera knucklehead reverb 55,
it comes with 5 ecc83s preamp tubes and 2 e34l's.

I wanted to take out the grit and harsh highs on the rivera and darken it abit,
also wanted to emphasise the low mids frequency and give it a ballsier heavy sound
with the el34 crunch.

I was advised by bob to get that kit, anyone experinced some JJ's in rivera amps here,
or swapped to JJ's from other tubes?

I have the sovtek el34wxt and sovtek 12ax7A in it right now, replaced V1 with an ecc83 cz
by TAD and suddenly the amp smoothed out abit and had a more pleasing rhythm\lead tones to my ears, I think I really have those sovteks.
 

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To replace at least one, maybe 2 in 2-3 months :lol:

I'm not too sure how they perform in Rivera, I know they do well in Mesa and Peavey, but I guess only time will tell.
 

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Honestly, I've never noticed a dramatic change with any tube other than the one that's in V1 :lol:
 

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To replace at least one, maybe 2 in 2-3 months :lol:

I'm not too sure how they perform in Rivera, I know they do well in Mesa and Peavey, but I guess only time will tell.
I gotta ask.. did you clean the sockets before installing the tubes?
 

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I did after the second set of JJ's went bad (I went through 3), but if the Tung Sol tubes I put in it were fine, I doubt it would have anything to do with the sockets being dirty.
 

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Well it's a hit or miss thing, up to what I know, some tubes will red plate,
some will just make some noises.
 
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