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Old 01-14-2013, 12:08 PM   #1
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Which valves shall I get in my Peavey JSX???

Yo!

My jsx originally had el34s in but because of a biasing problem they've been completely ruined, almost melted onto the circuit board!
I have a Marshall JCM 900 mkiii that has el34s installed so I'm looking for something else to have in the jsx.

I play in a hardcore band which is very high gain stuff so i'm going to get a lot of people saying 6L6. I get it's probably a safe bet but what will having KT77s installed sound like?
I've asked around and literally all i've been getting is ''it's down to preference'' which is pretty obvious. I just have no real experience with KT77s besides playing a blackstar a while ago in which they sounded quality!
I've usually swayed away from 6L6 as i prefer the more british sounding high gain tone but if KT77s would not be a wise move then I wouldn't have a problem having them fitted.

WHAT DO I GET

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Old 01-14-2013, 01:38 PM   #2
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I like Mesa 6l6 tubes. My good friend who happens to be my guitar teacher swears by them. It's all he uses. Give them a look.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:47 PM   #3
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I like Mesa 6l6 tubes. My good friend who happens to be my guitar teacher swears by them. It's all he uses. Give them a look.


Mesa doesn't make tubes. They are rebranded.

JJs are a good brand. Best value for the money. You can get better tubes but you have to pay a shit ton more.

Their 12AX7 will help your JSX
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:49 PM   #4
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KT77s are basically half way between a 6L6 and an EL34. It's the midrange punch of EL34s with the low end of a 6L6.

For the JSX I wouldn't actually recommend 6L6s. They sound fan-fricken-tastic at home or when you're by yourself, but I found when playing with a band the bottom end was just too much.

Give the KT77s a shot. They're kind of the best of both worlds. They're kind of that Brit sound with extra low end.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:34 PM   #5
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Mesa doesn't make tubes. They are rebranded.

JJs are a good brand. Best value for the money. You can get better tubes but you have to pay a shit ton more.

Their 12AX7 will help your JSX


http://mesa.stores.yahoo.net/6l6str440.html

Talking abuot these.

Rebranded, but still called Mesa Tubes.
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KT77s are basically half way between a 6L6 and an EL34. It's the midrange punch of EL34s with the low end of a 6L6.

For the JSX I wouldn't actually recommend 6L6s. They sound fan-fricken-tastic at home or when you're by yourself, but I found when playing with a band the bottom end was just too much.

Give the KT77s a shot. They're kind of the best of both worlds. They're kind of that Brit sound with extra low end.



That's exactly what i was after cheers mate
Would you recommend any particular brands for decent kt77s?
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:42 PM   #7
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^ http://tubedepot.com/jj-kt77.html

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http://mesa.stores.yahoo.net/6l6str440.html

Talking abuot these.

Rebranded, but still called Mesa Tubes.


Rip off. How can you swear by them if you don't know who they are coming from ? One set could be from X vendor and the other from Y. Looks like they changed suppliers over the years.

Don't just buy them for the Mesa name.
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:15 PM   #8
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^ http://tubedepot.com/jj-kt77.html



Rip off. How can you swear by them if you don't know who they are coming from ? One set could be from X vendor and the other from Y. Looks like they changed suppliers over the years.

Don't just buy them for the Mesa name.


I never said I swore by them, my teacher does. I like how they sound though.
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I never said I swore by them, my teacher does. I like how they sound though.


There is nothing wrong with them, just a better value to be had.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:17 PM   #10
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Rip off. How can you swear by them if you don't know who they are coming from ? One set could be from X vendor and the other from Y. Looks like they changed suppliers over the years.

Don't just buy them for the Mesa name.


+1

What you're saying makes no sense... How can you like the sound of something that could be different every time? You could order a pair of Mesas and they could be EHXs, order a pair the next day and they may be JJs.

Try some different companies out and find one you like. Rebranding sucks.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #11
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Go with any Russian EL34.
The JSX loves 'em.
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