Fender Vibro Champ Tubes

Stratomarco

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Hallo All! I own a ’65 Blackface Vibro Champ. It came with these tubes:
- 1 x 6V6GTA GE ELECTRONICS (Power)
- 1 x 5Y3GT SYLVANIA (Rectifier)
- 1 x 7025 USA (Pre)
- 1 x 12AX7 JAPAN (Vibrato)

Questions:
1) What are the best modern tubes (Not NOS) I can buy for this Fender Amp?
2) Do I have to buy a 7025 and a 12AX7 or is better to buy two matched 12AX7?

Wait for your opinions... Marco

P.S. I've read on internet some differences between Electro Harmonix and JJ, Tung Sol and TAD, but never listened.
Does anyone can help? Thank you.
 

Blue Strat

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If all of your present tubes are operating correctly, they're 5 times better than anything made today.
 

Jelle

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I agree with the previous posts. Especially on the 5Y3GT, there's no proper current production (yet? As JJ seems to come out with one).

If you absolutely want to buy new tubes: I like the Tung-Sol 6V6GT reissue and the TAD 7025S (although that is very subjective). There's no need to buy a matched set of preamp tubes.
 

mc5nrg

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By the way, the second preamp tube in the Champ is for the Vibrato.
 




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