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Who makes the best (new) GZ-34?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by jzucker, Dec 12, 2005.

  1. jzucker

    jzucker Supporting Member

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    Chiba Gold Supporting Member

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    I just went through a bunch of tubes with a friend's Mesa, and we settled on the JJ GZ34. The Sovtek seemed too saggy and gave the amp a slightly mushier/muddier overall tone.

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  3. jzucker

    jzucker Supporting Member

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    Thanks. They're out of stock at new sensor. :(
     
  4. Roccaforte Amps

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    I've used the Chinese version for years, never had any problems,
    but switched to the sovteck because its way more solid,
    no rattles. Haven't had any comebacks.
     
  5. rh

    rh Robo Sapien Noise Maker Gold Supporting Member

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    What about eurotubes.com ?
     
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    The JJ is a great one.
     
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    teefus Silver Supporting Member

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    weber copper cap. never had a problem with two amps running these for quite a while. no mechanical rattling sounds either.
     
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    I've got one, but haven't used it in my Hayseed, though. I've still got the JJ in there.

    If I use it, how will it affect my tone and/or power, if at all?

    The reason I ask is, I'm already running those Blues on the limit and don't want to blow 'em up. I'm worried a SS rectifier will increase the power output a bit.
     
  9. Roccaforte Amps

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    But is SS not tube, which is good if thats what you're looking for.
     
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  11. teefus

    teefus Silver Supporting Member

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    they sag like tube recitifiers. same voltage drop, iirc. no more chance of blowing your blues than with a jj gz34.
     
  12. Blue Strat

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    For reliability, the JJs win hands down.
     

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