#1
I recall there being a thread with tube recomendations but I can't seem to find it. Anyone have a recomendation?
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#4
tung sols are ok but can be a little thin/harsh and in my opinion don't have the best overdrive character

the best ive had a chance to try are actually 5751's. NOS Jan Phillips 5751s that is (GE ones have good name too): they have slightly lower gain than 12ax7's (hardly noticeable really) but a really good voice and wonderful when overdriven. they have quite a british edgy character to them whilst being warm, not at all harsh, and articulate. they also have a more linear feel to them than the tungsols in that controlling overdrive with your guitar volume feels better.

don't let the NOS status put you off as they are a real bargain. i got mine (watford valves) for about the same price as any other new production 12ax7 but there is a definite jump in quality.
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#5
if you are dropping them in that b-52 in your sig then go with jj's. To me tungsols fatten up too much when pushed hard in a modern sounding amp.
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#6
Keep your eyes open for old radio gear, or cruise through a ham radio swap meet.

I just cannabalised an old 60's broadcast wave amplifier (I think...) and ended up with some great stuff. Piles and piles of carbon comp resistors, 4 or 5 clean ceramic tube sockets, and 5 RCA US blackplates and two no-name/wiped label ecc83s. All look clean, and the RCA's all tested out great, sound great.

I traded the guy a beat up old sm57, so total investment: maybe $30.
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Keep your eyes open for old radio gear, or cruise through a ham radio swap meet.

I just cannabalised an old 60's broadcast wave amplifier (I think...) and ended up with some great stuff. Piles and piles of carbon comp resistors, 4 or 5 clean ceramic tube sockets, and 5 RCA US blackplates and two no-name/wiped label ecc83s. All look clean, and the RCA's all tested out great, sound great.

I traded the guy a beat up old sm57, so total investment: maybe $30.


sooooooo jealous!