What TYPE of tubes???

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Lo Lo
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Steve uses GT ax7's ans el34's in his amps. What kind of ax7's?(C,R) and what kind of el34's (E34Ls, EL34r)?
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well, does that matter?

I´ve never read about this, and usually I´m pretty accurate if it comes to my sound...really, I don´t think this is an important spec if nobody ever takls about it^^.


But feel free to explain what it is, maybe I´m wrong :)
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Patill wrote:well, does that matter?

I´ve never read about this, and usually I´m pretty accurate if it comes to my sound...really, I don´t think this is an important spec if nobody ever takls about it^^.


But feel free to explain what it is, maybe I´m wrong :)
Of course it matters.

There is a difference in tone between say a Russian made AX7 and a Chinese made AX7. Same applies to Russian made 34s and Chinese made 34s.

Try both the Ruby EL34BSTRs and =C= EL34s and tell me you can't hear a difference.

Tube rolling is a tedious process but worth it cos' only your ears can tell you what you like.
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8bigtubes wrote:
Patill wrote:well, does that matter?

I´ve never read about this, and usually I´m pretty accurate if it comes to my sound...really, I don´t think this is an important spec if nobody ever takls about it^^.


But feel free to explain what it is, maybe I´m wrong :)
Of course it matters.

There is a difference in tone between say a Russian made AX7 and a Chinese made AX7. Same applies to Russian made 34s and Chinese made 34s.

Try both the Ruby EL34BSTRs and =C= EL34s and tell me you can't hear a difference.

Tube rolling is a tedious process but worth it cos' only your ears can tell you what you like.

ah, so this means Chinese and Russian^^, ok, then it does make a difference :)
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Makes a BIG difference!

These are the preamps I've tried in the last month:

JJ ECC83 [very midrange, lack of highs, average tone]

Ruby 12AX7-A [Average tone, loose bottom]

GT-12AX7-C (Chinese) [Great sweet midrange, loose bottom, lacking in high end]

GT-12AX7-R (Russian) [Big tight bottom, warm mids, clear bright highs]

And these are the Power tubes i've tried:

Ruby 6L6GTM-STR [Big and boomy]

VS 6L6 [Big loose bottom, average]

GT-E34L-S [Deep bass, sweet warm midrange, clear and bright highs]

I favored the combined tones of the GT-12AX7-R (Russian) and the GT-E34L-S tubes. I have a 60watt and perfer a matched pair of powertubes rated at about 7:

Powertube Rating:
1-3 early breakup
4-7 average breakup (good for many types and styles of music)
8-10 late breakup (lots of headroom, great for pedal distortion)

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well,in the early legacy there was the sovtek A so ,he doesn't use the chinese ,he pumps with master not with gain stage so the R are the tubes.
about powerstage he uses middle distortion tubes ,like 4/5/6 in that zone.I suppose R too.
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