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Rectifier Education.......can u help pls?

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by Bradders, Oct 12, 2006.

  1. Bradders

    Bradders Member

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    Hi, I'd appreciate a bit of help and education if someone would oblige.

    I have a new Bad Cat Black Cat - and have read somewhere that I can switch the recto tubes in the following way:
    1. either 1 * 5AR4 - a tighter punchier sound which is in there now OR
    2. 2*5V4Gs which will give me more sag (similar to my Clubman - which actually has a 5AR4!!!) ( the chassis has a spare socket next to the 5AR4 that's in there right now)

    Can anyone substantiate this please?

    Also as I'll be ending up with a "dual rectifer" ( yikes) - what will 2 recto tubes do for me over one......apart from twice as much rectification...:jo ....what does this actually mean and what'll it do to the sound?

    thanks ------- Bradz.
     
  2. Bradders

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    no one? Surely someone has an idea, come on fellas, you're killing me! :)
     
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    If nobody pipes up I'll wager a guess on Monday. :)
     
  4. Blue Strat

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    I thought I had answered this already...maybe on another forum?

    Yes, 2 5V4s are reported to have more sag, earlier breakup and less tight lows than 5AR4s. Beyond that, you'll have to hear it for yourself.
     
  5. Bradders

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    Mike - you partially answered the question in an email...thank you ...however, as you may note I am looking for more information as I sent in my mail so thought I'd ask generally .....
     

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