Q?: Running diodes on power tube sockets

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by Lex Luthier, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. Lex Luthier

    Lex Luthier Member

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    I noticed some amps use diodes on pin 3 to ground on the power tube sockets to prevent spikes. Even Trainwrecks had them. Just wondering how this affects the sound.
     
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    Found the thread, thanks. It didn't really discuss anything about sound, though. What about the differences between using a string of 1N4007's or using just a single 1N5408?
     
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    Thats what I was wondering. My Supersonic uses a single 3KV 200mA doide to ground. Bob
     

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