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Help Select Tubes For New Boogie?


Starrman

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Hi Everyone...

 

I got a brand new Mesa Boogie Mk 1 re-issue....

It sounds to clean....Even when I use a over-drive it does not break up enough.....It came with (Chinese) 6L6's. I was thinking of trying some 5881's instead.... Any recommendations? I was considering the new Tunsol 5881's? Anyone try them? What else do you think would be a good choice? I put a Mullard in the first pre-amp spot, it helped a little....Please advise...Thanks. :confused:

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changing tubes isn't really going to give you much more gain... they just change the timbre and texture a bit.

 

make sure you have volume 1 and 2 *both* turned up high, and make sure you're using input 1. if you plug into input 2, it bypasses the high-gain part of the preamp and doesn't have much distortion.

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I tried both inputs....1 is to distortetd, and 2 is to clean...I tried setting the input volumes higher, just made it muddy.....Took away all the clean....Thanks for the respomse...If anyone else has any comments, please advise....

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