CAA OD-100 SE+ and NOS tubes - a good match?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by justonwo, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. justonwo

    justonwo Supporting Member

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    Has anyone ever tried NOS preamp tubes in the SE+? Being a modern, high-gain amp, I thought it might be more compatible with modern production tubes. Has anyone had success with NOS? What combinations did you like?
     
  2. myles111

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    I would not bother at all. Save your money

    These are modern amps designed around current production tubes with a lot of stuff in the front end signal path.

    You want to reap the benefit of NOS grab something like a Fender tweed deluxe.
     
  3. beej

    beej Supporting Member

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    Why not ask John Suhr. He'll know better than anybody.
     
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    Try asking at the Suhr amp forum. It's at http://www.online-discussion.com/Suhr/ under Amp Talk. There's a bunch of guys on there that have played around with all different preamp tubes. But from what I've read, different ones only made a slight difference... Maybe enough to experiment with modern tubes, but not enough to dump a bunch of cash into NOS stuff. Please report any experiences you have though, as I'm interested in doing that too!
     
  5. justonwo

    justonwo Supporting Member

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    I've been pretty happy with modern tubes in the past. I just wanted to float the question out of curiosity. I have a few NOS tubes with no home right now. I might give it a whirl.
     

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