Preamp tubes for a '69 Bassman?

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  1. jonny toetags

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    I was wondering what everyone is using for preamp tubes in their Bassman?
    Any recommendation?
    Fender amps are new territory for me so I have no idea where to start.
     
  2. Kelly

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    I used Sovtek LPS's in mine, with a JAN GE 12AT7 phase inverter.
     
  3. Gris

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    A 'dirty' tube like a Sovtek in V1 and a lesser gain tube like a 5751 or EX 12AX7 in V2. A balanced 12AT7 in the PI.
     
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    V1 is the bass channel, V2 is shared between channels, and V3 is guitar channel. V4 is PI. You can actually run the amp with no tube in V1 if you're not using that channel at all. I kept anything in V1 as long as it wasnt microphonic.
     
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    RCA's
     
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    Oops, yer right. Been playing my Bandmaster too long. You get the idea tho.
     
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    Absolutely, if you can afford them. I pulled the last RCA out of my old Bassman and stuck it in V1 of my VHT.;)
     
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    I took the Mullard out of my Marshall and stuck it in my DeArmond!:D
     
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    I took the RCAs out of my 59 Magnatone and stuck em in my 66 Bandmaster. Stupidist thing I ever did selling that magic Troubador... :-(
     

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