I Just Ordered ...

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  1. Teleplayer

    Teleplayer Moder8er Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I really wanted the 2x10, but the Greenback 10" speakers are 95db. I wanted something more inline with my HG 1x12. So I decided on the 1x12 version loaded with a Creamback H. I like the aggressive sound of that speaker, for my tastes.
     
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    Echoplexi Silver Supporting Member

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    I also prefer the Creamback H (and M, and especially Alnico) better than a greenback so I back your decision!
     
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    Teleplayer Moder8er Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Plus, the 10s would have been more likely to "flub out" if I hit the front end with a strong boost or more gain. The Creamback H will stay stout and won'd fold under the pressure.
     
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    Echoplexi Silver Supporting Member

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    Good call.

    Now you gotta tell him to get that damn cat off your amp! :waiting

     
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    Teleplayer Moder8er Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    That one's not mine.

    :D
     
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    Teleplayer Moder8er Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Will be completed and shipped next week. I bought NOS Mullard, Brimar and RFT 12AX7/CV492/ECC83 preamp tubes from Mike K. a few days ago. And will likely load it with this (museum condish 4-notch Mullard GZ34) and these EL34s (Zaerix labeled Siemens/RFT):

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    I also have a really old NOS RCA black plate 7025, Siemens ECC83 with perfectly matched triodes and several Ei ECC83s (including a pre-war). Tube rolling will be fun with this amp!
     
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    Teleplayer Moder8er Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    Just snagged the following to try in the new amp: NOS Brimar CV492 (military grade CV4004/ECC83), NOS Telefunken labeled RFT ECC83, ANOS Fisher labeled Mullard Blackburn 12AX7/ECC83, ANOS 1963 Amperex Bugle Boy 12AX7/ECC8s and an ANOS Sylvania 7025.

    Will add to the tube rolling enjoyment.
     
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  8. rawkguitarist

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    T man - so does Brian ship the amp without tubes in it since he know's you're gonna put that prime glass in?
     
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    Teleplayer Moder8er Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    I decided to have him send a pair of the new-issue Mullard EL34s with it. I have an extra pair or two, but that's ok. I like them; a very "musical" EL34. But he is not providing any preamp or rectifier tubes.

    In addition to the tubes I listed, I have a variety of new-issue recto and preamp tubes. One of my all-time favorite preamp tubes in the Emplex is a really nice EH 12AX7; great tubes in that circuit. I have one of those, a bunch of Tung Sol, Mullard, Sovtek and Svetlanas too. I also have Sovtek and JJ 5AR4/GZ34 rectifiers. But the NOS 4-notch and 7-notch Mullards tighten up the low-end so well, I invariably go with either that or a ss plug.
     
  10. Phil M

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    These look awesome. I’m gonna try to get on board with an Emplex Jr 1x12 this year.
     

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