Best NOS tubes for Marshalls?

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  1. samwheat

    samwheat Member

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    What are the best NOS tubes for Marshall circuits?

    Both for plexi and jcm800 (high octane) series circuits ... PP and SE

    I am a long-timer over at ax84 and have some built some amps with marshall type preamps and variations in the power section

    6V6, 6550 and EL34 ............... I even have a HO preamp w/ 12au7 in PP

    I just snagged a quad of nos RFT's to compare with sed's
     
  2. 908SSP

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    Mullards and Marshalls go together like soup and sandwich. Real Mullards and real Marshalls. I don't know anything about Marshall like amps except for my Ganesha which is all Mullards.
     
  3. Igneous

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    NOS Mullards are certainly the only thing that comes to mind.

    Nothing compares.(thats subjective of course)

    Now for preamp tubes, thats a different story.

    Thats where you can craft a really personal tone. of course NOS mullard ax7,at7 , rft just to name a few...


    cheers-Ig
     
  4. doctord02

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    Mullard EL34's are the bees knees by most accounts. I happen to like RFT/ITT/Siemens EL34's myself.
     
  5. samwheat

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    What would you suggest for:

    6v6 plexi/jcm800

    12au7 jcm800
     
  6. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    EL34s:Mullard, Siemens
    12AX7s:Mullard, Brimar, RFT, Telefunken, Amperex
    6V6:Visseaux, Mazda
     
  7. Blue Strat

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    6V6s in a plexi or 800? Did I miss something? Is someone making these amps with suitable plate voltages for 6V6s(besides Germino)?

    Mullard or NOS Tesla (NOT JJ) El34s.

    Brimar CV4004/12AX7s.

    Brimar 6V6GTYs for the Germino Masonette.
     
  8. samwheat

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    What 6v6 will take 400-425 on the plates?
     
  9. Blue Strat

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    Any NOS 6V6GT will handle that without breaking a sweat (if biased properly) . The JJs will reportedly take it, but I don't trust any of the other new production 6V6s.
     

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