Two Rock guys- What brand tubes are you using?

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  1. anais

    anais Member

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    Just popped in a pair of black plate RCA 6l6s and some Telefunken ECC83s in my Type 3.. I really like the JJ GZ34s in the rectifier. The Teles bring a noticeable difference than the the Amperex tubes I was using.. not too sure if its my style, but they do dirty up a bit better. Might try out these Sylvanias I got a few weeks ago. I also did a bit of mixing pre amp tubes with a mullard in V1 before putting in the Teles.. got some cool sounds.

    What are you using.. and why?

    Anyone mixing pre amp tubes out there?
     
  2. jspax7

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    When I owned an Emerald Pro, I ran a mix of RCA, GE, Mullard, RFT preamps. I still have a couple of Dumble style amps. My basic approach is to find a favorite V1 tube for cleans, then move on to V2 for the overdrive. Aside from that, choosing a good PI tube rounds out the 3 most critical positions. (to me)

    Mixing preamp tubes can brighten up the clean channel, darken the OD, or vice versa. No harm in trying different brands.
     
  3. NFB

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    Check out Tags Dumble thread regarding tubes, should help answer your question.
     
  4. sfarnell

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    I like RCAs but a good, less expensive tube that I think sounds like an RCA is the Tungsol that comes stock in the new amps.
     

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