Preamp tubes... What y'all using?



Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby conky » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:26 am

Looking to swap out some tubes in my Matamp and Soldano. Right now I have a set of JJs in my Matamp and Tung Sols in my Soldano. I read that the Mullard reissue 12ax7s were pretty good and they tamed a bit of the harshness out, which is exactly what I'm looking for. Any of you guys use these?
conky

User avatar
IAMILF
IAMILF
 
Posts: 2205
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:46 pm
Location: Georgia

Re: Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby skullservant » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:29 am

I've got a NOS RCA in my 5w combo that I got off of Amorphus. In my Verellen I've got either a JJ or EHX 12ax7, I can't remember which at the moment, but it sounds good. I've heard good things about Tube Amp Doctor tubes
DIRGE ELECTRONICS.
90+ good dealings: HERE

cobascis wrote:pre-wedding dirge is vintage dirge

spacelordmother wrote: ILF DIRGE KVLT
skullservant

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 16575
Joined: Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:55 am

Re: Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby misterstomach » Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:38 am

I've got an old JAN ge in v1 in my Marshall. Sounds great. The others are just jj's.
ryan summit wrote:Damn these fuckin bullshit techherpes
misterstomach

User avatar
FAMOUS
FAMOUS
 
Posts: 1599
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:23 pm
Location: portland, or

Re: Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby Bon Hoga » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:27 pm

Just your standard EHX, they sound much better in my Laney than the stock RFTs.
Bon Hoga

User avatar
committed
committed
 
Posts: 498
Joined: Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:48 pm

Re: Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby Ancient Astronaught » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:27 pm

I'm rocking JJ's as well.
Iommic Pope wrote:Skip, you rule. You hate people so much, you're willing to discredit all human progress, its awesome.
Ancient Astronaught

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 7203
Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:14 pm
Location: Bear Country

Re: Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby odontophobia » Mon Oct 06, 2014 3:43 pm

Weirdo tubes because RedBear.
odontophobia

Supporter
Supporter
 
Posts: 5552
Joined: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:09 pm
Location: grand rapids

Re: Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby whiskey_face » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:12 pm

odontophobia wrote:Weirdo tubes because RedBear.


:lol:

amprexs in my vt-22
original gansters in my blueline svt
other svts are JJs
this kalamazoo has mullards, but only cause theyre OG as well.
Image
good deals with Noise. . .guitmatt, magiclawnchair, delaydecay, Fuzz_Pi, nixhex113, theAntihero, Ancient Astronaught, bigchiefbc, jwojtysiak, neonblack, osbornkt

http://www.facebook.com/daughtersofzionaz
whiskey_face

User avatar
IAMILF
IAMILF
 
Posts: 2754
Joined: Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:00 am

Re: Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby misterstomach » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:21 pm

For the record, I don't really like jj's.
ryan summit wrote:Damn these fuckin bullshit techherpes
misterstomach

User avatar
FAMOUS
FAMOUS
 
Posts: 1599
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:23 pm
Location: portland, or

Re: Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby conky » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:05 am

I didn't like them at all on my 2204. I ended up with an pair of EHX 6ca7s in the preamp and TungSols in the pre and it sounded a lot less harsh in the top end.
conky

User avatar
IAMILF
IAMILF
 
Posts: 2205
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 2010 2:46 pm
Location: Georgia

Re: Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby Iommic Pope » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:35 am

I really like the Tung Sols. A lot.
Those EHX are pretty rad too, though.
WWPD?
fcknoise wrote:You are all fucking tryhard effort posting nerds

Invisible Man wrote:I'm probably the most humble person I know. I feel good about smelling my own butthole.

Jesus Was a Robot wrote:Did you just assume Billy Corgan's dildo preference??
Iommic Pope

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 11403
Joined: Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:41 pm
Location: Frimmin' on the Fram

Re: Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby D.o.S. » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:01 pm

They all sound the same in the wash.
good deals are here.
escapecraft is here.
UglyCasanova wrote: It's not the expensive programs you use, it's the way you click and drag.

fcknoise wrote:Normal adult relationships in your online gear community? more likely than you think :joy:

Achtane wrote:
comesect2.0 wrote:Michael Jackson king tut little Richard in your butt.

IT'S THE ENNNND OF THE WORRRLD AS WE KNOW IT
D.o.S.

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 29658
Joined: Sun Jul 03, 2011 8:47 am
Location: Ewe-Kay

Re: Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby t-rey » Tue Oct 07, 2014 6:39 pm

Iommic Pope wrote:I really like the Tung Sols. A lot.
Those EHX are pretty rad too, though.


This. Tung Sols in my Blackstar, and NOS GE/EHX in my Ampeg because Whiskers is the MOTHERFUCKING MAN.
t-rey

User avatar
IAMILF
IAMILF
 
Posts: 2833
Joined: Wed May 05, 2010 10:55 am
Location: Wilmington, NC

Re: Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby Uncle Grandfather » Tue Oct 07, 2014 7:03 pm

I'd avoid reissue tubes. It's just too easy to get nos from reputable sources like Brent Jesse recording, audiotubes.com

Check that site out, he gives very accurate subjective descriptions of what tubes are going to sound like from different makers and type etc...very rich resource if you are looking to roll tubes for particular sound.
Uncle Grandfather

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 8550
Joined: Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:34 pm

Re: Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby misterstomach » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:09 pm

Uncle Grandfather wrote:I'd avoid reissue tubes. It's just too easy to get nos from reputable sources like Brent Jesse recording, audiotubes.com

Check that site out, he gives very accurate subjective descriptions of what tubes are going to sound like from different makers and type etc...very rich resource if you are looking to roll tubes for particular sound.


it is a pretty interesting site just to learn about nos tubes and tube history, even if you can't or don't want to afford most of the stuff on there. and they have a ton of old tubes in stock. there's actually some really good deals too. they offer really cheap prices on some really nice tubes that have labels printed crooked or whatever. like the famed rca greyplates for $30 each. and other cool ones. just look for the discounted "butt ugly" tubes under each manufacturers section. when a modern cheap russian or chinese tube costs $15, it just makes sense to spend $30 on a vintage NOS tube that will sound killer and last a really long time, even if you just get one for v1 on your amp it'll help a lot. my old GE 12ax7 has been running strong for 5 years or so at least. maybe longer, it was in the amp when i bought it. still sounds killer.
ryan summit wrote:Damn these fuckin bullshit techherpes
misterstomach

User avatar
FAMOUS
FAMOUS
 
Posts: 1599
Joined: Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:23 pm
Location: portland, or

Re: Preamp tubes... What y'all using?

Postby Uncle Grandfather » Tue Oct 07, 2014 8:20 pm

misterstomach wrote:
it is a pretty interesting site

yeah, the off label tubes are a steal, you can get 200$ tubes for a fraction of the price because the label is branded different :thumb:

brent jesse is cool to offer these tubes at a discount because they are the same exact tubes as the higher priced ones that are branded with mullard etc.
Uncle Grandfather

User avatar
IAMILFFAMOUS
IAMILFFAMOUS
 
Posts: 8550
Joined: Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:34 pm

Next

Return to ilovedoom.org



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests


Sponsored Ad. (Please no inflated/repetitive clicking. Thanks!)



ilovefuzz.com is not responsible for user-submitted content. Users participate at their own discretion and risk.