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Old 01-17-2011, 11:57 PM   #1
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Talking Peavey 6505+ has stock JJ and EH tubes?!?

Okay, so I purchased a BRAND NEW Peavey 6505+ a few months ago, and I love it.

However, I've been reading up a lot about tubes and just out of curiosity decided to open up my preamp tube section. What I found was very surprising.

The far left two tubes (V4 and V3) are Electro Harmonix 12AX7s and the other four are JJ ECC83s.

To the extent of my knowledge, these are NOT stock 6505 tubes... So did I just get really lucky, or am I just horribly misinformed? The Power tubes are Ruby 6L6s just like they should be...

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Old 01-18-2011, 12:50 AM   #2
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ECC83 is the Euro equivalent of the 12AX7.

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Old 01-18-2011, 01:01 AM   #3
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Okay gotcha. I guess the amp just comes with better tubes than I thought!
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:06 AM   #4
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Peavey just uses whatever happens to be in their tube bucket at the time, so yes, you just lucked out on preamp tubes.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:08 AM   #5
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Huh. Can't complain I guess then!

Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:19 AM   #6
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Peavey just uses whatever happens to be in their tube bucket at the time, so yes, you just lucked out on preamp tubes.


not putting you down... but im just curious how do u know this?
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:19 AM   #7
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Yeah, Peavey pretty much just sticks any tubes they have in the slots. I had a JJ ECC83 in my Valveking's V2.

Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean it's what's best for the amp tone-wise, but if you like it, you like it.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:27 AM   #8
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not putting you down... but im just curious how do u know this?


Ask anyone who works on Peavey amps or has one, or a few, they will tell you they ship them with shitty tubes, usually, and they are always just completely random.
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hmm good to know only have owned 1 tube peavey for about a month... is this just normally just the preamp tubes or also power tubes cause mine also has the ruby 6l6's
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hmm good to know only have owned 1 tube peavey for about a month... is this just preamp tubes or also power tubes



It's usually just with preamp tubes, my Valveking came with Ruby tubes, but those burned out within a month of buying the amp. So any Peavey amp I would retube as quickly as possible, because it's really just hit and miss with the stock tubes.
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Old 01-18-2011, 01:47 AM   #11
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lol you're a lucky one...mine had ruby tubes all the way through...an email was sent to eurotubes within a week
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Old 01-18-2011, 02:28 AM   #12
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Yeah, Peavey pretty much just sticks any tubes they have in the slots. I had a JJ ECC83 in my Valveking's V2.

Of course, that doesn't necessarily mean it's what's best for the amp tone-wise, but if you like it, you like it.



Well yeah, as far as the amp goes tone-wise, I really like what I got! I may mess around with different tube configurations when it comes time to re-tube, but at least I know what the 6505+ sounds like with decent tubes already.

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