The best 1959/92 pre amp tube set up.

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The best 1959/92 pre amp tube set up.

Post by Joshabr1 » Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:45 pm

Guys I have tried about all of em. 161 or bugle boy in v1 Raytheon long black plate in v2 and telefunken in v3 is about as good as it gets. I go back in forth between the bugle boy and mule in v1. Both sound very similar to me. The bugle boy might have a little more are in the top end.

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Re: The best 1959/92 pre amp tube set up.

Post by danman » Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:21 am

I also like the Bugle Boys in V1 but in a couple of my amps they can be a little bright. I have some of the 70's orange globe label Amperex/Phillips also, and they seem a bit darker than the Bugle Boys so they go in V1 of my 2204. I have never had the pleasure of trying the Raytheon black plate in V2 though. I wish that I had bought a few off of Marty back when he was selling them. I am running a Sylvania in V3 of my 1986 clone but I will throw in a Telefunken today and give it a listen! :rock:

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Re: The best 1959/92 pre amp tube set up.

Post by Joshabr1 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:45 am

Dan find u a Raytheon for v2. I think you will thank me. They really work like a charm there. I run sylvanias in the v3 some to. They are good there. The tele may be a little better though. I have some orange labeled rca tubes that work decent in v1 for a bright amp. They have the same plate basically as the bugle boy but the seem warmer.

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Re: The best 1959/92 pre amp tube set up.

Post by danman » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:47 pm

I'm going to see if I can find a good one right after the holidays!

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