|03-14-2013, 02:08 PM||#1|
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle of buttf*** nowhere
Higher quality preamp tube...
I'd really like to get everybody's UNbiased opinion on my deciding conflict here. I'm receiving a Dual Rectifier Mk.II very soon and I've been looking into replacement tubes and whatnot for gigging. Well I was just going to go OEM swap outs every time since that's what it ships with and it sounds great already but then I saw on the Mesa Boogie site that they offer a SPAX7-A tube for direct 12AX7 swap out. Now it's better quality and more premium sound yakkity shmackity but will it change that distinct sound of the Dual rec?
I would basically order these now and when the head got here I'd immediately swap them and then keep the original 12AX7's for back ups and whatnot. I come here asking this mainly because I've been fooled before with the whole more expensive means better! crap before and I want some pros to weigh in before I make any decisions.
Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier HD Multi-Watt
Marshall JCM 2000 DSL 100MLB
1960 A&B cabs
Jackson DKMG Dinky
Schecter C1+ (modded)
Blueridge 160 CE
BOSS | TU-3 | DD-7
Line 6 G-50 wireless
|03-14-2013, 02:58 PM||#2|
G G & A - B A B Y
Join Date: Mar 2008
Not a Mesa expert but I wouldn't buy tubes from them.
NOS preamp tubes are the way to go if you want to invest a bit more money.
I personally would get some JJ 12AX7s, a JAN Phillips 5751 and maybe a Shuguang or Tung Sol and swap them around.
www.hotroxuk.com (if in Europe)
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