#1
I'm getting 4 new el34's in my amp, how long would the break in period be?
This is my first retubing so i've never felt the need to ask.

Also, any tips in breaking in the tubes would be helpful. *(Note, I meant burning in tubes, sorry for the confusion)


Like, is leaving the amp on (on standby) while I'm not using it a good idea for breaking in tubes?

Anything would be helpful.


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#3
I didn't know tubes break in? I thought it was only with speakers, and that tubes just get worse over time if anything.

Except for the warming up thing, which is temporary.
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#4
You don't need to break in tubes, just leave the amp on standby a little longer the first time you use them.
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#7
Tubes "burn in" over a period of time. They'll sound their best after that initial period. You don't need to do anything special to get there, though.
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#8
yeah like slats said, they warm through - so after 30m of playing they sound better - more organic

and they also like being pushed and much better from the warmth of high volume

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#9
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Tubes "burn in" over a period of time. They'll sound their best after that initial period. You don't need to do anything special to get there, though.


Any idea on how long that period is?
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#10
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Any idea on how long that period is?


If you buy them from a good vendor who tests their tubes, you don't have to worry about this. Most tube vendors will burn them in between 24 and 48 hours. The only reason why they do this is to weed out defective tubes. A lot of tubes fail due to what is dubbed "infant mortality".

Other than that, there isn't any real reason to burn in tubes.
#11
Ahk thanks guys!


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Gibson guitars, Les Paul, ES-335, SG and more.
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Planet Waves Custom Leads
Marshall JCM900 (model: 4100 + 4101)

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