#1
My Mesa Roadster hasn't been sounding like it usually does, maybe I need to tweak it but the tubes have been played for over a year I believe without a retube and it sounds like the gain channels have no definition and it's kinda muddy. The clean sound great like usual. Does this sound like the tubes need to be changed?

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#2
Similarly, my Fender Hot Rod Deville has been buzzing a little bit, and I think it may be the tubes.
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#3
if its getting muddy then i would say yes

i used to change tubes prematurely just to be safe but w/e
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#4
Would you guys recommend using Mesa's tubes again?
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Would you guys recommend using Mesa's tubes again?

I generally veer clear of Mesa branded tubes. Contact Tube Depot or Doug's Tubes and they'll be happy to recommend something (within the bias specs of couse) that will work well for you.
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#6
Doug will tell you what he thinks of mesa tubes hahah. Check out his site www.dougstubes.com He is awesome, tell him exactly what you dont like about the sound of your amp, and he will help you as much as he can to help you change that.
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#7
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Doug will tell you what he thinks of mesa tubes hahah. Check out his site www.dougstubes.com He is awesome, tell him exactly what you dont like about the sound of your amp, and he will help you as much as he can to help you change that.


I ordered from him last time, he gave me a setup of ruby 6l6's and a variety of preamps and the rubys died in 6 months time.
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#8
sounds like utter **** (or sounds like an MG on the OD channel) its time for a retube.

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#9
Yeahup, time for a retube. I get all my stuff at www.tubedepot.com. Usually JJs straight across the board, tung sol 12AX7s if you want a bit brighter sound.
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