#1
Hello! So i recently got a new amp and i am looking into getting some new tubes for it. it looks like there is 2 slots for tubes and i am unsure what i should put in them. What tubes should i be getting for a good metal sound but still have clean sound if the tubes even effect that. i am very new to tube amps so any tips and advice is welcome. Cheers!!
#2
what amp?
Where are you located?
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#3
Um well my uncle gave me the amp it says ultra along the bottom and and peavey so im guessing the peavey ultra? its a combo amp. and im in the US. He didnt really tell me what it was called.
Last edited by ENISA at Dec 27, 2013,
#4
Quote by ENISA
Um well my uncle gave me the amp it says ultra along the bottom and and peavey so im guessing the peavey ultra? its a combo amp. and im in the US. He didnt really tell me what it was called.

Cool uncle. Yeah that sounds like a Peavey Ultra.
I like the new Mullard 12ax7 and the JJ ecc83
You cab go here and get a set of tubes for your amp www.eurotubes.com great place I have ordered from them many time, but they only carry JJ tubes.

www.tubedepot.com is a great place to order from and they have a good selection of tubes
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#5
Ok But i dont even know what tubes to get. i have no idea what the difference is. could you explain that a little?
#6
Your power tubes are a type known as 6L6 so you must get a tube that is a suitable replacement that is of the same family. 6L6, 5881, kt66 are interchangeable for the most part. JJ 6L6 tubes would be just fine for your amp. Different tube brands will have slightly different tonal characteristics from each other.

Your preamp tubes are known as 12ax7 or ecc83. These will make the most tonal change in your amp. Peavey ultras tend to be very bright and JJ ec83 have a darker tone when compared to most other 12ax7 tubes. The Mullard 12ax7 is a really nice tube for the V1 position.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#7
OK that is the explanation i have been looking for! Thank you so much for all your help i really appreciate it!
#8
any questions you have there are people here who will be able to help you out, with in reason of course.

the euro tubes link I posted would be the easiest to order from, he has complete re-tube kits you can buy that has every tube you need for the amp, and JJ tubes are pretty good.
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#10
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Hey 1 more question can you buy tubes from guitar center?

Yes, selection isn't great.
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#11
just my opinion, but the tube sales business seem to be smaller businesses. i buy from one of them over MF or GC. also, you want matching power tubes, i am not sure if MF/GC sells anything matched or high tests seperately or balanced triodes.

i like dougs tubes. tube depot seems a little bigger, but i have had good luck with both of them. maybe $1-$2 more than MF/GC/.etc

euro tubes is another well respected company too, but i haven't ordered from then.

there are others but i can't remember atm.

i pretty much use jj for about anything, but again like a darker tone.
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