Blackface Deluxe Reverb : 12AX7 vs 5751.

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  1. Clean-Tone

    Clean-Tone Supporting Member

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    Hi guys! I have a '66 Deluxe Reverb. I'm thinking about trying a 5751 tube in the preamp (V2) in place of the 12AX7.

    Anyone tried this in a Deluxe Reverb? What you guys think about this?

    Thank you.

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  2. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Slightly lower gain tube. It can sound good, give it a try. Only your ears can decide which is best.
     
  3. Muzzy

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    I've done it and I like it. If you have icepick treble, it's a great way to tame it. I think the deluxe is smoother with the 5751. Keep in mind that it will be cleaner with less gain/power so.......
     
  4. Blue Strat

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    This is a VERY common swap. JAN GE 5751s are very popular.
     
  5. kwicked

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    Definitely give it a try. I liked my SS22, but love it after switching to 5751s. Much bigger window of usable clean IMO and the gain channel went from buzzy to more crunchy (i know the DR doesnt have the gain channel). If you like the amp dimed and pushed, you may be better off with the 12ax7s, but for cleans i think you will be pleased.
     
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    Great! That's exactly what I have ordered (JAN GE 5751)... ;)
     
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  7. Clean-Tone

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    Good point! My amp had icepick treble, I removed the bright cap. Better now. Will give the 5751 a try...
     
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