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    I'm looking to order some of these online because nobody around me seems to carry any stock. That opens it up to just about any brand. I'm looking for reliability and, of course, tone. Suggest me a tube variety and possibly an online store you've used and recieved good service from. Pretty please.

    -Jeff

  • #2
    JJ's were good for me.
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    • #3
      you wont hear a big difference between brands---and listen to Megatron --he ****************ing destroys on guitar.And owns VHT / mesa / etc....


      JJ
      Sovtek - all good.


      remember...with a Mesa or GT logo, you are buying the same tube made at th same factories as Sovtek, etc......but paying extra $ for the fancy logo.
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      • #4
        I've been liking Penta Labs KT88SC
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        • #5
          I've been liking Penta Labs KT88SC


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          • #6
            I prefered the JJ's and Ruby's to the Penta's. I want to try the SED's now.
            <div class="signaturecontainer"><font color="black"><div align="center">Needs Tubes or strings: <a href="http://www.valvequeen.com" target="_blank">www.valvequeen.com</a><br />
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            • #7
              I want to try the SED's now.


              you wont go back.... :lol: I love the SEDs, thats what I currently have in my Titan and they are AWESOME!

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              • #8
                you wont go back.... :lol: I love the SEDs, thats what I currently have in my Titan and they are AWESOME!


                Do you have SED 6550's or KT88's? I have tried SED 6550's and I dug those.
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                • #9
                  KT88s - FTW!

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                  • #10
                    Whichever those ones are that cost 1500 for the quad - those are clearly teh best
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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the input guys, but where do you get your tubes from? Online stores or local shops?

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                      • #12
                        dougstubes.com. Tell him what tonal qualities you're going for, and he'll point you in the right direction. Stand up dude.
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                          I'm looking to order some of these online because nobody around me seems to carry any stock. That opens it up to just about any brand. I'm looking for reliability and, of course, tone. Suggest me a tube variety and possibly an online store you've used and recieved good service from. Pretty please.

                          -Jeff


                          totally having a positive experience with my Sovtek KT88's. They were supposed to be "platinum" matched, but are not. They are matched ok, but still sound ****************ing huge yet tight. If all KT88's are this good or better, then they are in my opinion the finest pickups made for guitar amps. I still have to try 6550's though, so who knows...

                          Anyone like 6550's better than KT88's? And what do you think that they would do differently in an amp like the Cobra with lots of midz and gangs of low end?

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                          • #14
                            totally having a positive experience with my Sovtek KT88's. They were supposed to be "platinum" matched, but are not. They are matched ok, but still sound ****************ing huge yet tight. If all KT88's are this good or better, then they are in my opinion the finest pickups made for guitar amps. I still have to try 6550's though, so who knows...

                            Anyone like 6550's better than KT88's? And what do you think that they would do differently in an amp like the Cobra with lots of midz and gangs of low end?


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                            Late 80s Jackson Dinky Professional(EMG 85/SA/SA)<br />
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                            • #15
                              dougstubes.com. Tell him what tonal qualities you're going for, and he'll point you in the right direction. Stand up dude.


                              He has the Penta's, but not the SEDs. I'm wondering which to get. I like a really aggressive and ****************ing tight tone on the lows and smooth on the highs. I like lots of mids too. I know Guiary has killer tone, but I'm not really going for a rock-type tone. I'm going for a thrashy, yet melodic type tone.

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