#1
I plan on swaping some tubes out soon and would like to know if i should go to the el34s as apposed to the 6l6s, i play pretty much exclusively metal
#2
Well, what amp do you have?
One does not simply swap 6l6s for EL34s. Some amps allow you to swap between them, but with most amps, you're stuck with a single type.
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#3
You probably cant switch but different companies might make higher gain 6L6's

6L6's are better for metal anyway
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#4
i've got two amps and plan on getting a thrid
bugera 333 (4 6l6s)
peavey XXX (4 el34b, new tubes unbiased, dont know how)
and the one i want to get is a 6505+

i want to sell that XXX for a 6505+
#5
Which one do you want to swap tubes in?
Since you don't even know how to bias, I wouldn't even try switching types.
Call me Wes.
Gear:
Fender American Deluxe HSS Strat
Chicago Blues Box Roadhouse
Bad Cat Cougar 5
1957 Gibson GA-5
Ceriatone 18w TMB Combo
Hughes & Kettner Tube Factor
Various Ibanez TS9s
Weber MASS Attenuator
#6
6505's have 6L6's dont they?

and yeah, sell that xxx or 333 since the 333 is a copy of the xxx isnt it?
so you could get more diversity with a 333 & a 6505
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#7
el34s have less headroom, have less top end sparkle, more mids, looser low end.
#8
Quote by darkarbiter7
Which one do you want to swap tubes in?
Since you don't even know how to bias, I wouldn't even try switching types.


well i want to change the tubes in that XXX to see if i might be able to like the sound enough to keep it, or just figure out how to bias it to get those el34b's soundin right, theres a knob on the back that says something about the bias on it and theres a switch that goes from 6l6 to el34s, that switch was all that was changed
#9
Quote by ShredGod George
6505's have 6L6's dont they?

and yeah, sell that xxx or 333 since the 333 is a copy of the xxx isnt it?
so you could get more diversity with a 333 & a 6505


sadly my 333 kills the XXX, dont know why that one is