El34 Or 6l6


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07-29-2005, 01:22 AM
which do u prefer EL34 OR 6L6 and why
i use 6l6

also i think the power tubes are sovtek(the ones in my amp) tubes if i were to change the tube with a differnt brand would it sound differnt?


07-29-2005, 03:32 AM
I prefer El34s for the midrange presence, earlier breakup and raunchy crunch at high volumes.

Your sound would definately change if you changed the brand of your tubes. I recommend JJ or Svetlana power tubes and Mullard or Electro-Harmonix preamp tubes.

07-29-2005, 03:41 AM
thanx man im really want that mesa dual recto authentic sound
out of my AT100 wat if i used mesa tubes? iv sen a 5150 with mesa tubes

joyful womble
07-29-2005, 05:57 AM
the thing that really gets that "authentic rectifier" sound is that the amps are tube rectified- that is, they use valves to convert the AC current from the wall to the current used for the amp. (they use gz34 tubes from memory-maybe some other kinds too)

07-29-2005, 12:20 PM
yea i do use the tube rectifier on my amp but if i changed the power tubes woudl that make it sound differnt?