Best/favourite preamp tubes for a vintage princeton

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  1. lemmiwinks

    lemmiwinks Member

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    I have a 1970 Fender Princeton reverb. I've been reading up on a ton of nos 6v6 tubes, and think I'm going to get some rca blackplate greyglass tubes. I have no clue what type of preamp tubes to get, and also how they effect the sound of my tone.

    Any suggestions/advice?
     
  2. twangbanger

    twangbanger Member

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    I found that the RCA long grey plate 12ax7's work even better than the Blackplate 12ax7's in my princeton in V1. Those RCA 6v6 GTA's are about as good as it gets for the power tubes.
     
  3. Tuberoast

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    I liked the old Tung Sols, along with RCA's in the V1.
     
  4. Blue Strat

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    The originals would have been RCA 12AX7As. GE's were used a little later. Both great choices but, as always, YOUR ears are the only ones that matter.
     
  5. HurricaneJesus

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    How about rectifiers? Any recommendations?
     

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