Tried some EH 6CA7's in the Plexi and they sound pretty brown!
Yes you're right, although I'm playing only older stuff...Dirty Movies, Act Like It Hurts, Eddie Jamming In The Bedroom '74!I assume you meant 6ca7 .Don’t those bray’s already have the brown sound baked in? So it’s hard to compare tubes plus your playing newer vh songs and not the older material that was known for the brown sound. Sounds good though.
The EH 6CA7's are more saturated yet less aggressive and tight than the EL34's. They have a richer bass and top end. The EL34s have a stronger mid focus. More beige than brown? Haha. At least thats the difference I can hear.Love the EH 6ca7s and EL-34s.
I doubt all that browness is a result of ur output tubes tho- mostly whatever variant of brown amp ur plugged into... Sounds great!!!
What is the amp?
EDIT- Duh says right on ur vid title- damn cell phone didn’t display. Yet another excellent example of Bray’s work...
I installed a resistor to use the 6CA7's. I'd like to get a stock early 70's plexi or even a JCM800 at some point!Sounds great, but I had a Bray-modded 1987xl and it sounded like old VH, no matter what tubes were in it or how I played. It was a Brown Sound machine and little else. I keep meaning to try a set of 6CA7s in one of my stock Plexis, but they always tend to blow one EL34 that I can match and so not have to buy a new pair or quad.
It's a MJT reliced strat - the neck is unusual in that it has Gibson style frets, tall and narrow. The humbucker is a Seymour Duncan '78.Incredible tone!
Is that a Road Worn 50s Strat with a humbucker in the bridge? When these EH 6ca7 wore out, you should try JJ 6ca7s. Ive heard that they sound even browner!.
Tubes with more than one designation are just giving you the cross-reference for that particular tube. The first designation is what it really is, the other ones are what the tube crosses with. Many tubes are labeled like that, not just GT, even U.S. tubes.My question is how do the new 6ca7s compare to the old big bottle Sylvanias Guessing they're probably not even close but I certainly could be wrong!
I just don't have a lot of faith in the way tubes are marked these days. For instance I bought an amp with a new pair of Groove Tube labeled JJ 6L6s a few years ago. The tubes are marked 6L6, 5881 and KT66. Talk about covering all the bases.