Recommend EF-86 for my Z28

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  1. The Whiz

    The Whiz Member

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    The stock Svetlana is a bit noisy, but tonally I like the balance and level of gain.

    I currently have a Mullard in it (I bought from KCA) which is more articulate (hard) and has more clean headroom and output but it's a bit too trebly and cold sounding for my tastes.

    Recommend a NOS EF-86 that is crunchier and less trebly than the Mullard.

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  2. laurencer83

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    get a dario miniwatt or a gec or a telefunkin.
     
  3. CBeeper

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    I second the vote for a GEC. My 66 loves it!
     
  4. laurencer83

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    i have a telefunkin ef86 coming in on either sat or monday. i currently have a dario mini watt in my RXES. when the telefunken gets here i'll compare the two to see which i like better.


    if you're interested i could sell you the one that i'm not using. they're both good tubes.
     
  5. The Whiz

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    I might be interested, thanks.

    In the meantime, I think I'll try the Dario Miniwatt from KCA.

    :)
     
  6. The Whiz

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    By the way, I have 2 of the Mullards (I bought them from KCA) that I would be willing to trade for something else should the Mullards be your bag.

    taco
     
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    The Bugle Boy sounded great in my Clubman.
     
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    papa, I've got Dario's in my Z's. It's what Doc & Myles recommended for both tone and longevity...haven't tried any others. Be curious to see what laurence finds with the telefunken.
     
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    Amperex EF86 have great tone. Not all Amperex EF86 are great. Learn Phillips batch code and pre-sort for 1960's Dutch or French manufacture. Still no guarantee, but the odds of getting a gooder improve.
     
  10. Blue Strat

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    The Darios have worked well for over 100 Z players. Even Mike Z, himself, likes them and bought a bunch.
     
  11. laurencer83

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    that telefunken ef86 should be coming in the mail any time. i'll let you know if i prefer it or the dario miniwatt.
     
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    i did a little testing and i end up liking the telefunken a little more then the dario. i mean the difference is hardly audible. but there's just enough of one to make me favor the telefunken.

    if you're interested in the dario please email me at laurencer83@yahoo.com. otherwise i'll just put it in the emporium.
     
  13. Blueser

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    I haven't tried the Dario, but the Route 66 I had was loaded with a Telefunken EF86, and it sounded stellar!
     
  14. Killa-B

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    Yes, and yes, but typically yes.

    See the thread in the tech section.
     

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