Best tubes for a HC 30

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  1. twangbanger

    twangbanger Supporting Member

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    I'm looking for some input on tube selection for a soon to be delivered HC 30. This is a Ceriatone amp w/ a quad of EL 84s, 3 - 12ax7s, an ef 86 and a GZ 34. I'll be using it w/ a pair of Cel Blues and will be playing mostly Alt country w/ it. Just wondering what people use w/ these amps. new production and possibly a NOS tube for the ef 86. Any input would be greatly appreciated. THANKS!!!!
     
  2. Blue Strat

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    NOS EF86 is the only way to go. ANY of the NOS EF 86s will do.

    JJ or NOS GE EL84s and 5AR4/GZ34.

    Tung Sol Reissue or ANY NOS 12AX7s.
     
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    OT, but when you get this, you might also try ceramic Cels. I believe the Matchless is voiced more for these (V30 and/or G12H30).

    Also, it the Ceri is set up like a C-30 (which I believe it is), you can also run two 5V4s instead of a GZ34 for a bit more sponge.

    All the best!
    Greg
     
  4. twangbanger

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    thanks for the info! I also have a cab w/ 2 Vintage 30s ,I'll give them both a try.. Went ahead and ordered tubes, but didn't get the 5V4s. I'll look into those.
     
  5. PedalFreak

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    Just what you needed Rob, another amp!:rotflmao Gonna have to bring it by when you get it:BEER
     

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