#1
Hi

so back in November i got my first tube amp, a Dual Rec, and i've been wondering at what point do i need to change the tubes?? i haven't played many gigs (3 i think) but i have no idea how long they're supposed to last. its currently got the stock 6L6s in it.

also how much would the sound change if i put EL34s in it??

thanks
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#2
make it more concise, there is a lot of fluff there

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Hi

howdy, lets get to the meat.
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so back in November i got my first tube amp, a Dual Rec,

yeah, nov, ok...
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and i've been wondering at what point do i need to change the tubes??

when one stops glowing; or when you notice strange sounds like ghost notes, fading, excess hiss, ticks, pops
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i haven't played many gigs (3 i think)

good, you play out. it's hard to keep count when you been gigging for a bit
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but i have no idea how long they're supposed to last.

they last longer than a light bulb usually, i have some from the 50's, i have had to replace some from 2006. it all depends
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its currently got the stock 6L6s in it.

kinda assumed that
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also how much would the sound change if i put EL34s in it??

you wouldn't notice much of a difference at all, someone picky and discerning might be able to tell though
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thanks

np

so i read this

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gotta dual rec with stock tubes, how often should i change the tubes


and the real answer is, check the manual, it tells you all about your tubes
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#3
ok, thanks for the help
Tom Anderson Guitarworks

Mayones Guitars

Suhr Guitars

Mesa Boogie

Friedman Amplification

Fractal Audio Systems


Quote by Bladed-Vaults
*Bane voice* ahhh yes. The br00tz, I was born with it. Molded by it. I didnt know of the light until I was already a man.