In a Marshall 50W reissue (or anything, for that matter). Who uses what and why?
I put all "new" Tung Sols in My Rivera Quianna, and it sounds amazing.I'm totally sold on the JJs, though it does depend on the amp. They have a lower rate of failure & sound better. BTW, so-called "Tung-Sols" are nothing but a label & are made by New Sensor which makes a variety of cheap modern production tubes, not all bad, but to be sure, not the same as the old Tung Sol. For me it is either NOS or JJ.
Agree with this assessment. I have tried using a JJ ECC83 in my Germino Club 40's V1/V2. This tube results in a dull sounding tone that lacks touch sensitivity, attenuates the highs and dynamics. I avoid using this tube. They may have high gain, but something is missing in the tone department.In a lot of cases, this leads to a very dull sounding amp. Try it though, you never know.