#1
Someone told me that Mesa Boogie tubes are cheap, chinese tubes. Is this true? I just ordered $300 worth of them to go in my Triple Rectifier.
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#2
Pretty much. They're Chinese, yes - doesn't mean they suck though. There are also Russian Mesas as well, just depends where they get them from that month. They're just rebranded, overpriced tubes.

Also doesn't mean they're good either
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#3
Well I like the fact that these are under the Mesa warranty. And I'm sure most artists use them.. But what are some better brands for the future? JJ and Electro-Harmonix?
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#4
Quote by mrb1946
Someone told me that Mesa Boogie tubes are cheap, chinese tubes. Is this true? I just ordered $300 worth of them to go in my Triple Rectifier.

$300, are you fk'n serious? That is allot of tubes, but come on.

are the tube rectifiers really a benefit on this amp? From what I read, a ss rectifier is beneficial in almost every way.
#5
Quote by patriotplayer90
are the tube rectifiers really a benefit on this amp? From what I read, a ss rectifier is beneficial in almost every way.

You can switch between S/S and tube rectification. Tube rectification does color the sound more than S/S does. S/S is considered "cleaner."
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#6
Quote by mrb1946
Well I like the fact that these are under the Mesa warranty. And I'm sure most artists use them.. But what are some better brands for the future? JJ and Electro-Harmonix?

JJ's are relatively cheap, highly regarded, and most of all you know exact ly what your getting.
#7
yep. Triple takes a good bit of tubes. Well most of the time I like the Tube rectifier better, especially for cleans. They give a definitive characteristic to my clean tones. But for my distortion it varies.
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#9
Quote by drewfromutah
I use the tube rectifier 90% of the time on my Triple.

Yeah. Same. You using the Mesa Boogie tubes?
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#10
I used Boogie tubes in my Mark IV for about 8 years. Now I'm using Ruby and Tung-Sol 12AX7s. Next tube change, I'm going to try Winged =C= SED 6L6s with the Tung-Sol preamp tubes.
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#11
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I used Boogie tubes in my Mark IV for about 8 years. Now I'm using Ruby and Tung-Sol 12AX7s. Next tube change, I'm going to try Winged =C= SED 6L6s with the Tung-Sol preamp tubes.

Have you noticed that much of a difference? Were you glad you made the switch?
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#12
Quote by mrb1946
Yeah. Same. You using the Mesa Boogie tubes?


Yes. I've never replaced mine though. But when I have to, I'll probably get the Mesa ones. They sound fine to me and I like the 90 day warranty.
#13
Quote by drewfromutah
I use the tube rectifier 90% of the time on my Triple.

Same when i had my dual rectifier. I liked the saturating effect it gives. Had great results using JJ's in my recto. My mark III came with the standerd mesa ecc83's but i didn't liked the fizzy highs so i switched em out for a tung-sol in V1 and JJ's for V2-V5. Realy digging the sound now. It has mesa 6L6 and ruby EL34's in the power amp which the previous owner installed. When they die i'll be switching them out for winged SED's
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#14
Quote by allochthomas
Same when i had my dual rectifier. I liked the saturating effect it gives. Had great results using JJ's in my recto. My mark III came with the standerd mesa ecc83's but i didn't liked the fizzy highs so i switched em out for a tung-sol in V1 and JJ's for V2-V5. Realy digging the sound now. It has mesa 6L6 and ruby EL34's in the power amp which the previous owner installed. When they die i'll be switching them out for winged SED's

Hmm.. Ill keep this in mind. Thanks.
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#15
Quote by mrb1946
Have you noticed that much of a difference? Were you glad you made the switch?

I thought I wanted better cleans. The Rubys definitely offer that. The cleans are actually quite good. But the intermediate distortion sound on the Rh. 2 channel suffers (sounds a bit thin). The Lead channel is still pretty good.

So, next time I'm changing to something on the other end of the spectrum.
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