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Old 01-24-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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What valve to buy?

Hello i am a new valvetronix AD60 vt owner. I have to replace the tube. I need some help! What to buy? What Company? ... I play Hard Rock (dont know if thats important).
I know that it uses ECC83(UK) 12AX7 (USA), but thats all i know.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:22 AM   #2
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Just grab a JJ ECC83S

I honestly doubt it makes that big of a difference in that amp, but that's the go-to tube around here for most applications.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:25 AM   #3
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^agreed.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:48 AM   #4
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just so your on the right track, what makes you think it is the tube?

it could be obvious, but the tube doesn't see a ton of action in the amp, and usually they last a really long time. i have seen some on here but not a ton.

but again they are $11+ shipping so go for it if its questionable. i would go for doug's tubes for a retailer.
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the amp is pretty old and thge tube has newer been replaced.
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the amp is pretty old and thge tube has newer been replaced.


honestly if its fine don't do it. i have a few amps with 10+ year old preamp tubes that are running handling a lot more current.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:29 AM   #7
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i will replace it annyway because i dont know how should they sound and they are cheap.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:22 AM   #8
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you suggjested JJ company. what about other companies? whats the diference between JJ, Electro Harmonix, Sovtek...?
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:41 AM   #9
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Well, the only other tube I would use other than JJ that isn't NOS (in terms of preamp tubes like this) are Tung Sol. However, they tend to be bright, kinda thin, and sometimes brittle sounding, depending on the amp. If your amp is dark, you can use them to brighten it up a bit by running a few, but none of that matters for your amp. That tube isn't going to have hardly any impact on your sound, if it has any at all. I recommend you just grab a JJ and call it a day. There is seriously no need to fret over the tube in that amp, because I highly doubt it will have any impact on your tone.
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