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Unread 09-28-2009, 10:05 AM   #1
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Smile Tube suggestions...(EL34's and 6505 replacements)

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After reading the JJ consistency thread

Im a little...

Can anyone suggest good reliable EL34's for my Dual Rec?

I was thinking about just getting Mesa EL34's. Also, My 6505+ needs a full retube, suggestions for High Gain would be cool as I was looking at getting a high gain kit from Eurotubes.

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Unread 09-28-2009, 10:12 AM   #2
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I'd try the mesa EL34's. thetubestore.com Audio and vacuum tubes for your amplifier. for the 6505+ stuff perhaps?

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JJ's are experiencing a very high failure rate for the past while...probably the most reliable EL34's for high gain use are generally Svetlana's, Mullard's, Tung-sol's and apparently the Shugang's are super tight and crunchy when driven hard.
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Thanks guys. I have Shanguang's in the 6505+ now. They seem pretty good maybe I will just get some nice Tung-sol 12AX7 for the pre.

Mesa seems to pride themselves on their tube quality.

Anyone have experience/oppinions with Sovtek and Electro Harmonix?
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EHX EL34's came stock in the JSX, sounded good while they were in there

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Eh tubes are bright.
I had Ruby winged C's in my 6505+ while I had it and I thought they sounded great!
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I always use SED EL34 and Tung-Sol 12AX7. Best combination EVAR!

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Seems Tungs are the best for pre's. I have Shanguang pres in the 6505+ now and they sound good, but I don't have anything to compare it to.

I might get an assortment. Thanks for all the suggestions!
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do you have the 6505 bias moded? because if not, the JJs would last you longer than for example in my amp, as it runs very cold.

up to now: the only tubes lasting for me longer than a year are SED/Svetlana Winged Cs.
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