#1
ok so say i want to use my amp in my bedroom but at 80watts i cant get as decent a tone as want so i pull 2 tubes out to downgrade it to like 40watts will it not sound as good if i take the 2 tubes out??
#2
itll sound better because you can crank it more

BUT

go on the first page of the laney thread and read the bit about which tubes you can pull, only certain combos will work

We only know for certain that it works with a laney VC30 though. pull tubes at your own risk
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#3
You shouldnt do that. The biasing will be off.
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#4
You have to pull them out in pairs man.
So dont pull #1 and #3 basically.
Pull the 2nd pair.

Word on the streets is that you lose a bit of tone.
But then again, I assume you're going for breakup if you're pulling tubes.
In which case, you probably wont notice it that much.
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#5
Pull either the outer or the inner tubes. Your tone will be better if anything because you can crank it more so you get saturation. The only side effect would be your tubes won't last as long but it's a sacrifice worthy of tone, eh?
#6
I wouldn't bother, it's unlikely to make it appreciably quieter given the volume drop you're looking for.
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#7
Quote by steven seagull
I wouldn't bother, it's unlikely to make it appreciably quieter given the volume drop you're looking for.

Especially being that the twin is a single volume amp.
No master FTW.
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#8
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Especially being that the twin is a single volume amp.
No master FTW.


whats the big deal about not having a master volume?
#9
Quote by Brian8878682
whats the big deal about not having a master volume?


More gain = higher volume. Right?

edit: My post is pointless. I misinterpreted everything.
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#10
Quote by Brian8878682
whats the big deal about not having a master volume?

Not having a master volume is just cooler.

It's unexplainable until you play one.
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#11
I would say it would still be way to loud even with 2 tubes removed. As you know with no master volume the only way you can get the amp to break up with out pedals is to turn the thing up until it starts to break up and that is pretty loud. With the master volume you can control the preamp and power amp so you get another control to shape your tone.
#12
Quote by Brian8878682
whats the big deal about not having a master volume?


Because then your tone is unadulterated by that silly master volume control that kills the tone and dynamics of tube amps

Of course the trade off is that you'll have to be very very loud.
Last edited by al112987 at Aug 9, 2008,