Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by jamison162, Jun 16, 2008.
TAD, Ruby, GTC's, whatever they're labeled.....anyone tried any lately?
We've re-tubed quite a few amps with the TAD's and had zero failure rate so far. Tone-wise, they seem smoother and not so "hard" as the JJ's or EH's.
I don't know about the 6V6's but I had a pair of KT66's go into an all out light show that would have made Grucci proud. Since then I've stayed away from any Chinese power tubes.
Cool. I was mostly interested in the "screened" ones like TAD and GT6V6C's and how they compare tone wise so thanks.
Have you tried the new Tung Sol's?
Yes, but not thoroughly, haven't cranked them yet. Just switched out stock EH's for the TS's. I did notice right off the bat they are brighter and thinner.
JJ's on order. The only other I'm interested in trying would be the TAD's which I hear great things about.
Funny,I found just the opposite. The Tung Sol's had a nice full sound with tighter envelope and warmer than both the JJ's,EH's and even NOS GE's and Sylvania's. This was in an original '65 Deluxe Reverb.
Hmm, I'll be trying them again. I plan on A/B'ing the EH's, TS's, JJ's and TAD's one of these days all biased to roughly 20mA. The EH's and TS's are 12w and the JJ's and TAD's are 14w I believe, may go a little hotter on those.