#1
Hi,

I am currently viewing the Tiny Terror, as a potential amp to buy with a PPC212/412. I had recently posted a thread asking if the T.T. could do a heavy sound, like Dead Swans/Gallows. I am now wondering if changing the tubes to a better high gain set;

Tung Sol "high gain" 12AX7 tubes maybe?

All this tubes buisness is new to me, so any suggestions for a set of tubes to get beefy dark saturated tone (here is a video of how I'd like it;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUhcpxOezdA (start at 1.55).

Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
#3
I can easily create such a sound even with the stock tubes. All you need is a clean boost from a screamer of some sort.
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#4
Quote by Green_Jelly
I can easily create such a sound even with the stock tubes. All you need is a clean boost from a screamer of some sort.


Is this using a Tiny Terror?
#5
Check out eurotubes.com. They sell tube kits catering to different amps and different tonalities. I bought my a high gain kit from them for my Rockerverb and I will continue to buy all my tubes from them.
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#6
tube changes are for fine tuning your sound. if you cant get a "metal" enough sound now, then either look into a boost of some sort, or a more metal oriented amp. /opinion
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#8
Quote by thedonutman
More gain doesn't make you sound heavier. heaviness comes from proper technique, appropriate articulation and playing the right notes!


Yep, I could imagine that Dream Theater would sound just as heavy if they used Deluxe Reverbs instead of Mark Vs.

Heavy= both gain and technique. You aren't going to sound br00talz if you are playing through an Ampeg VH140C but only playing campfire songs.
#9
Quote by BeethovensBust
Yep, I could imagine that Dream Theater would sound just as heavy if they used Deluxe Reverbs instead of Mark Vs.

Heavy= both gain and technique. You aren't going to sound br00talz if you are playing through an Ampeg VH140C but only playing campfire songs.


Well said.
#10
i used to own a TT and it really benefits from an OD and an EQ. doesn't exactly excel at "heavy sounds" but it's atleast passable with a boost and some EQing.
i used to be a mod, then i took an arrow in the knee.
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Quote by BeethovensBust
Yep, I could imagine that Dream Theater would sound just as heavy if they used Deluxe Reverbs instead of Mark Vs.

Heavy= both gain and technique. You aren't going to sound br00talz if you are playing through an Ampeg VH140C but only playing campfire songs.


Touche. But have you ever heard the bands the OP listed? br00talz isn't the word I would use to describe the guitar sound.
#13
Quote by kyle62
Biggest differences, in order:

Overdrive Pedal
Speaker
Pickups
Tubes



i strongly agree. well of course the one step bigger after the pedal would be a different amp. but before the amp, a clean boost would push your amp to sound more like something in your definition of a "heavy sound".

people always think that changing pickups or tubes would make a world of difference. they always seem to forget that most of your sound depends on your amp model, followed by your hands.
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