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Amen, bro I have an 82 JCM800 with 6550s that sounds great and a Park Rock Head with EL34s that sound great! The Park is better for Rock and Roll in the basement, the 800 is better for stage where I can roll back the volume to get a very useable clean tone. People still ask me when I'm bringing the 800 back to our yearly jam session...Originally posted by heybulldog
the good news is that i love marshalls with either tube set!
Yes.Is there a noticable difference in the sound of the amp between these two power tubes?
Deeper lows, tighter and firmer feel overall. Less prominent mids. More power. Excellent note separation in chords. More definition at high volume and high gain settings. It's more noticeable at higher volumes. The louder you play the more difference between the two tube types.What is that difference?
Only to me.Does either make the amp more valuable on today's market?
Most welcome. Meet my little monster:Thanks for the advise.
if you're not willing to turn the master up to six or greater, search out the bright cap mod(snip).I'm having the same dilemma. I picked up this Marshall 50W JMP MKII 78' all original except for the cabinet which was redone by Mojotone. The amp lacks bottom end. The treble is excessive IMO. I have the bass cranked and the presence and treble all the way down. Is this characteristic of the 6550 tubes in it? Or would converting to EL34 alleviate this? New speakers? Help!