#1
sorry this might really be a dumb question but i couldnt find an answer anywhere

so my amp runs on 12ax7's and EL34's.
does it matter what brand of tube i use as long as they are 12ax7's and EL34's?

and my other question:

can i mix and match tube brands
ex: electroharmonix on the preamp, and JJ's on the poweramp? will that damage the amp?

again, probably stupid questions, but thanks whoever helps.
#2
Different tube brands sound better than others. And you can certainly mix and match brands. Refer to the "everything you wanted to know about tubes" thread.
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#3
thanks, also does anyone recommend a certain tube for very high gain?
#4
i use electro harmonix tubes. I've heard bad things about those tubes that "claim" they add more gain and all that so i dont go for that. I got a high gain amp. I don't need extra gain tubes.
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thanks, also does anyone recommend a certain tube for very high gain?



I like JJ's tubes.... so do a lot of other folks.... try the guys at eurotubes.com, they can make specific recommendations on what types of tubes to complete the tones you want pertaining to YOUR specific amp.... I find them to be very helpful/extremely knowledgeable.
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Also if you don't have experience with biasing, I'd bring it in to do that because you can't just throw random brands in without biasing the tubes first.
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thanks, also does anyone recommend a certain tube for very high gain?


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i use electro harmonix tubes. I've heard bad things about those tubes that "claim" they add more gain and all that so i dont go for that. I got a high gain amp. I don't need extra gain tubes.
I'm with you on that bro.
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