Siemens NOS For Mesa's

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  1. scottrolf

    scottrolf Member

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    I've got a MESA Stiletto Ace and have always kept the stock tubes in it.
    MESA offers their matched EL34's in the Siemens NOS EL34 STR-450 as an option. Has anyone tried these and if so, would it be worth the "upgrade"?

    Thanks,
     
  2. zenas

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    If you play with the master volume turned way down you're probably not going to hear much difference in power tubes.
     
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    +1. Probably true. But if you get the master up to 5 or higher, you probably will.

    The usual mention of 5X longevity for NOS tubes is appropriate.
     
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    Thanks for the confirmation Mike.
    P.S.
    Just ordered a "back-up" set of Phillips/Amprex ECC83's (under Donald Rolf) for my Komet 60 from you.
    I can honestly these DO make a difference. :D
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Ah Don! Yes, saw the order this morning. Shipping tomorrow.
     

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