#1
I have the 18 watt version, I quite like it but would like to get a tighter more focused metal tone out of it. I use a boost but would still like a bit more grunt if possible.

Is it worth trying some different tubes and if so what kind please?

Home use only at the moment.

Thanks.
#3
The amp has the stock tubes in at the moment, 2 of each 12 ax7 pre amp and el84 power amp. I have a hand made 1x12 cab with a v30 in it.
#4
Try an EQ pedal?

Another option would be an oversized cab, like a mesa.

Changing the tubes will improve your tone, but not that much.

I would start with an EQ pedal, if it was me.
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#5
are you sure that you have twelve ax7s? That's a lot of ax7s
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#6
^ I think he meant to say 2 12ax7's. He just accidently put a space in there
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#7
I would get like a JJ ECC83, a Tungsol and a Mullard for the pre and experiment with what sound best in what position.

I would grab either Mullard or JJ's for the power.

Unless you want to go NOS.
#8
I'd change the V30 to a T75. More bass, less mid push. If 'tight' and 'grunt' are what you want then that's the speaker to use. One by itself can struggle to cut through with a band, though, really you want two of 'em to get a tighter sound whilst still pushing enough air to be heard.
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#9
Quote by MrFlibble
I'd change the V30 to a T75. More bass, less mid push. If 'tight' and 'grunt' are what you want then that's the speaker to use. One by itself can struggle to cut through with a band, though, really you want two of 'em to get a tighter sound whilst still pushing enough air to be heard.


I agree that the speaker will make the bigger difference for you, but if you have the stock tubes in, you should change them too.

For a speaker, don't overlook the Jensen electric lightning, great speaker for rock and metal.
#10
Quote by MrFlibble
I'd change the V30 to a T75. More bass, less mid push. If 'tight' and 'grunt' are what you want then that's the speaker to use. One by itself can struggle to cut through with a band, though, really you want two of 'em to get a tighter sound whilst still pushing enough air to be heard.


disagree- the v30 is tight as hell, and the g12t75 has a super-loose bass.

if the v30 is too middy, a classic lead might be worth a try- chunky bass (but way tighter than a g12t75) and fewer mids than a v30.

EDIT; the g12k100 might be worth a try too, but i haven't tried it.
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