Best NOS tubes for vintage Marshalls and Vox amps...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Voxshall, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Voxshall

    Voxshall Member

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    Other than Mullards what are some other holy grail NOS tubes for power amp tubes and V1, V2, V3 position preamp tubes.

    It's for a 1973 Superlead and mid 60's Vox AC30TB.
     
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    If you can't scrape the money together for Mullard pres, then RFT's are very fine in vintage Marshalls for V1. Best tube I ever found for V3 was a long plate GE.

    Now this is strange, but I also tried a fair few tubes in my handwired AC30. My favourite in V1 (liked it even more than Mullards) was ........ an RFT (again !!). I like Amperex pre-amp tubes also in AC30's, but not in Marshall circuits for some reason.

    Oh, I almost forgot - Raytheon long black plates in V1 , V2 of vintage Marshalls - very nice !
     
  3. Voxshall

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    Thanks Ham. Funny a few people have said they didn't like mullards in Vox AC30's. What about Power tubes.
     
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    I'm afraid my budget doesn't run to NOS power tubes these days. :(
     
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    Valve Art makes some good tubes and so does Tube Amp Doctor. I've got the groove tube 12AX7M's In my Cornell plexi & they rip!!!!
     
  6. Blue Strat

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    NOS RFT 12AX7s and almost any other brand. There's absolutely no consensus on what the "holy grail" is.

    NOS GE EL84s for the AC30.
     

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