#1
Here is the info on my amp:

B-52 AT 112

Pics and info on preamps:

>>>THIS IS THE LINK<<<

^Look at post 57 there^

The first tube in the series (the one on the right of the flipped pic) is microphonic, the rest are fine. hte power tubes are fine, i only know that that one preamp is clearly microphonic. Also, my amp volume is gradually getting lower.

Should I just replace that one preamp or go ahead and replace all of them?

My budget is 100$ tops

if so, im looking for a tight tone

thanks

gpowsang
B-52 OWNERZ LINK!!!

GUITAR
Gibson SG Special Faded Brown w/ Duncan Blackouts
AMP
B-52 At-112 60 Wat All Tube Combo
PEDALS
MXR 108 10 Band EQ
ISP Noise Gate
SETUP
SG --> MXR --> ISP --> B-52
Last edited by gpowsang at Oct 29, 2009,
#2
43 views and no replies?!?

cmon guys! :P

gpowsang
B-52 OWNERZ LINK!!!

GUITAR
Gibson SG Special Faded Brown w/ Duncan Blackouts
AMP
B-52 At-112 60 Wat All Tube Combo
PEDALS
MXR 108 10 Band EQ
ISP Noise Gate
SETUP
SG --> MXR --> ISP --> B-52
#3
I got a "page not found" thing when I clicked on your link.


I say if you have the money just go for a full retube and be done with it. Keep the old tubes, though, in case you:

1) Don't like the tone of the new tubes or you want to mix and match and experiment with tones

2) Something happens to one of your new tubes and you need a quick replacement until you can order/buy another one.
#4
+1

I got a page not found too. What does your photo show you? You can't see a microphic tube usually...you hear it. If you have a volume loss that is a good indicator of a failing power tube. Could be something else


If you don't know what a capacitor is then take it to a tech.
#7
im asking for suggestions based off my op.....

gpowsang
B-52 OWNERZ LINK!!!

GUITAR
Gibson SG Special Faded Brown w/ Duncan Blackouts
AMP
B-52 At-112 60 Wat All Tube Combo
PEDALS
MXR 108 10 Band EQ
ISP Noise Gate
SETUP
SG --> MXR --> ISP --> B-52
#8
Quote by gpowsang
Here is the info on my amp:

B-52 AT 112

Pics and info on preamps:

>>>THIS IS THE LINK<<<

^Look at post 57 there^

The first tube in the series (the one on the right of the flipped pic) is microphonic, the rest are fine. hte power tubes are fine, i only know that that one preamp is clearly microphonic. Also, my amp volume is gradually getting lower.

Should I just replace that one preamp or go ahead and replace all of them?

My budget is 100$ tops

if so, im looking for a tight tone

thanks

gpowsang


OK, unless this is some kind of psychological loop-hole your question asks about a possible microphonic preamp tube but your link there takes me to a thread that we participated in back in May.


I guess we are not clicking here so good luck with your issue....
311
#9
im just looking for suggestions as what to get based off my OP

gpowsang
B-52 OWNERZ LINK!!!

GUITAR
Gibson SG Special Faded Brown w/ Duncan Blackouts
AMP
B-52 At-112 60 Wat All Tube Combo
PEDALS
MXR 108 10 Band EQ
ISP Noise Gate
SETUP
SG --> MXR --> ISP --> B-52
#10
OK. Well, depending on where you live I'll give you these suggestions. Colin or someone please chime in.


I would think a Sovtek or JJ or Tungsol would work well.


you can get 3 or 4 preamp tubes for maybe from 40 to 80 bucks. I can maybe recommend some places to buy from if you give me a continent. You don't need to replace all of them at once. If your power tubes (or any tube) gets real bright then turn your amp off and take note. Same with a massive volume drop or cracking sounds. word.
#11
I live in florida
thanks
B-52 OWNERZ LINK!!!

GUITAR
Gibson SG Special Faded Brown w/ Duncan Blackouts
AMP
B-52 At-112 60 Wat All Tube Combo
PEDALS
MXR 108 10 Band EQ
ISP Noise Gate
SETUP
SG --> MXR --> ISP --> B-52
#15
Since its B-52 I'm assuming that you play higher gain stuff.

Either a JJ or a Tungsol would be great (I've actually never tried a Sovtek). From my experience JJ's tend to be a tad darker and Tungsols tend to be a hair harsher sounding.

Like 311 said, you don't need to replace them all at once if you don't want to. I personally replace all of my preamp tubes at the same time just because I'm weird like that lol.

If you're interested in doing a full re-tube head over to www.eurotubes.com - they list full re-tube packs for most major amp companies/models (they sell strictly JJs and NOS tubes). If you have any questions send them an e-mail and someone will answer you within a day or so. They are all very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable people so don't be afraid to ask anything.


Another good site to shop for tubes would be www.tubedepot.com - I've never personally purchased anything from them but I've heard nothing but great reviews from other UG members.
#17
Quote by 311ZOSOVHJH
eurotubes is great for learning some stuff and buying JJ's but that is all they sell. Otherwise + 311.

Will

tubedepot and dougstubes are far better places to get tubes from. Ask them and then ask us? K?


+1

Just wanted to throw this in too. I sent an e-mail to eurotubes once asking something about my amp which I couldn't find anywhere else (don't remember what the question was now, though - something tube related) and the next day they e-mailed me back and answered my question - they actually took the time to do some research on my amp and got my question answered right away.

Like I said, don't be afraid to ask them something, they're great people.