08-09-2011 05:22 PM
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08-10-2011 12:30 PM
IMHO it is a good idea (if you have the extra cash) to get tested, balanced, and matched tubes. (EuroTubes has lots of info on this)
08-10-2011 01:10 PM
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08-10-2011 01:41 PM
You should try a set of Greenbacks with this amp. It's the biggest improvement you can do it.
I have a Peavey Classic 50 2*12. I can like the clean channel, but rely on pedals for dirt. I would like a warmer dirt tone. What kind of pre-amp tubes would you recommend to replace the factory pre-amp tubes? Or, will swapping out the tubes make a big enough difference for the cost? Thanks.
08-10-2011 04:04 PM
I re-valved my C50 recently with JJ's EL84's in the power section and a Tungsol 12AX7 in V1, JJ ECC803S in V2 and Sovtek 12AX7LPS in V3 cause thats what they recommended over at the Peavey forum. Cleans are sweet as a nut, overdrive channel is tight, smooth and throaty which suits the punky stuff I play. Don't need to use any overdrive/booster/distortion/EQ pedals any more. I can really recommend this set up.
08-10-2011 04:31 PM
...and I'm still trying to wrap my brain around why Peavey forum guys would recommend using a Sovtek tube in an amp at all. Is it for COST reasons?
Sovtek may be a decent tube, but why not use a good tube like Tung-Sol, Mullard, JJ?
08-10-2011 08:55 PM
Balanced......waste of money.
Matched......on output tubes, yes, but don't waste your money on matched preamp tubes.
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