What tubes came stock in your amp?

Prince

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-When you purchased your new amp, what tubes did the builder supply?
-My goal is to compile a list to see what are the current production tubes that builders prefer the most, hopefully to glean some insights.
-Please list the amp brand & model and tube brand(s) and models.

*Fender, Marshall, Mesa Boogie, & Vox (possibly) excluded.
 

BernardM

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2015 Laney L5 Studio.

TAD 12AX7's in V1 and V2. Ruby 12AX7 in V3. Ruby EL84 Power tube.

Didn't sound bad but all now swapped out for some sweet NOS / ANOS :)
 

Phletch

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Aren't like 90% of all new tubes, regardless of whatever "branding" is on the tube, made be either JJ or Tung-Sol?
 

RileyBoy

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Thanks for bringing this up, I need to get some new tubes for my boogie.
A quad of Mr. Smiths finest kind sir.
Goody goody goodness.
I love new tubes .
Makes me ..:D.
 

WhoJamFan

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All my Vox amps since mid 2000s came with Sovteks, which I swapped for JJs with appreciable success.
 

jlagrassa

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My Blues Jr III came stock with Groove Tubes, V1 was a 12AX7 S(JJ) and V2-3 were 12AX7 R (Sovtek?) power tubes EL84 S (JJ), not bad at all since I use all JJ tubes anyway.
 
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remocity

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Most times the tubes are selected for durability and cost......not sound quality.
I've almost never liked any of the stock tubes put in by the builder.
 

Figaro

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That's pretty difficult to keep up with! I know who the three manufacturers are but can't keep track of all the relabeling that goes on.

Can you please post the manufacturers and the brands that you know? That would help. Thanks.
 

gtrplr71

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Peavey and egnator uses Ruby tubes. When I had my EVH 5150III it was stocked with JJ's and I believe Friedman also ship with JJ's. Dave stated on a podcast that JJ's dont sound the best but are the most reliable new production tube he could find. of course fender always ships with GT's.
 

onetracker

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fuchs casino purchased new with jj's in power amp. never did check the preamp tubes since all i do with that amp is make music - I never have to tinker with it. but now I'll have to check.
 




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