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Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by rockon1, May 12, 2006.

  1. rockon1

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    I was just doing an inventory of some of the tubes Ive bought and realised I had a lot of these! Not one tested bad either. If theres one old stock tube I'd trust its these.[​IMG]
     
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    One of my top 3 favorite 12AX7s!! I'm crazy about these: twangy clarity, early breakup to beautiful harmonic distortion - just fantastic tubes.

    What in the world are you going to do with all those??

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    I dont know. I went kind of crazy buying tubes....At 8-12 $ a tube they seemed like a great deal.I NEEDED MORE! lol! ....I'll probably have to sell some in the future....
     
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    I hope you can become real familiar with the different preamp tube types you've got - their strong/weak points, what you like (with which amp/position/guitar), etc.

    It can take quite a while to grok the different flavors, and it will be a lot of work (albeit fun work). I think of that process as if it were a master's degree program. It will be very useful for attuning yourself to the details of tube amp behavior, which can be endlessly rewarding.

    Take your time - the value of the tubes will only rise in the meantime.

    - T
     
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    Yeah its a real learning experience for sure! Ive noticed I prefer certain types of tubes for the initial (tone shaping)gain stages and certain ones for the(distortion shaping) V-2 spots. One of my current favorites for the V-1 is a Siemens.Seems to give a big full tone without sharp high end .
     
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    I haven't tried any Siemens 12AX7s. Only so much time and $ to deal with ;)

    Right now, I'm kinda on a 12AU7/5814 kick, with a minor 12BH7 side exploration. Cheaper thrills!

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    About as low gain as I go is 12AT7. Speaking of lower gain tubes. I have a 6072-Is that a 12AY7?
     
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    Duncan Amps shows it as a 12AY7 sub, though there is a slight difference. There are a couple of other tube data links at WeberVST's Tubes board.

    Personally, I'm more familiar with a 7062 than 6072!

    - T
     

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