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by Timbre Wolf
Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: identifying a 12ax7
Replies: 3
Views: 1622

Re: identifying a 12ax7

Photos will help immensely.

National re-branded everything. Your "Great Britain" tube may actually have been made there. Or, even more likely, it was made in an Eastern Bloc country during the cold war, and painted with "Great Britain" to bypass import restrictions.

Photos will tell.

- Thom
by Timbre Wolf
Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:53 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: MESA PREAMP TUBE ID.
Replies: 3
Views: 1655

Re: MESA PREAMP TUBE ID.

Those are Ei (Yugoslavian).

I realize this is an old thread. But I haven't looked here in quite a while.

- Thom
by Timbre Wolf
Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Tubes
Topic: RCA ecc83
Replies: 17
Views: 6455

Re: RCA ecc83

crane wrote:Oups... never gave a feedback about those fantastic tubes !
That was a long pause between breaths! :wink:

- T
by Timbre Wolf
Fri Jul 22, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Did Mesa Discontinue 20/20 Power?
Replies: 16
Views: 3265

Re: Did Mesa Discontinue 20/20 Power?

Whoopysnorp wrote:it's still a little annoying knowing that you've paid for and have to lug around this extra bit of hardware that you'll never use.
True! Kind of like a bad relationship... :(

- T
by Timbre Wolf
Thu Jul 21, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Did Mesa Discontinue 20/20 Power?
Replies: 16
Views: 3265

Re: Did Mesa Discontinue 20/20 Power?

Thom, I'm sure you knew I would say that, but build your own ! :wink: Yes - I think I would rather start from scratch, though modding the old 50/50 is a fine idea too (thanks Triaxstasy). I might have time for a project like that... sometime after my 4 year old graduates from college :lol: Cheers! ...
by Timbre Wolf
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Did Mesa Discontinue 20/20 Power?
Replies: 16
Views: 3265

Re: Did Mesa Discontinue 20/20 Power?

I mentioned this elsewhere, but if Mesa made a mono 50 watt power amp that ran a pair of 6L6s, I would have owned it for years by now. Bonus if it could also take 6V6s a la the Mark IV. Why must all rackmount tube power amps be stereo and/or super high power? Interesting idea. That sounds sort of l...
by Timbre Wolf
Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Did Mesa Discontinue 20/20 Power?
Replies: 16
Views: 3265

Re: Did Mesa Discontinue 20/20 Power?

for some reason no one that owns it actually likes it You're going to have to revise that impression. I've had a 20/20 for years, and dearly enjoy it. Only one rack space portability, and more modest volume - works perfectly for current club conditions. There are many posts here where players state...
by Timbre Wolf
Thu Jul 07, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Rack Pieces
Topic: Did Mesa Discontinue 20/20 Power?
Replies: 16
Views: 3265

Did Mesa Discontinue 20/20 Power?

I just realized the stereo 20/20 power amp is no longer mentioned in Mesa/Boogie's product listings, and is sold out of their on-line store. Anyone know the back story on this?

- Thom
by Timbre Wolf
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Tung-Sol reissue 12AX7
Replies: 60
Views: 12458

Re: Tung-Sol reissue 12AX7

crane wrote:So it seems to fit another thing we heard about Tung-Sol : a very unconstant production !
Yes. But I don't use them consistently anyway :lol:

- Thom
by Timbre Wolf
Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Tung-Sol reissue 12AX7
Replies: 60
Views: 12458

Re: Tung-Sol reissue 12AX7

Hehe, 4 1/2 years, your opinion on tubes can't disapear Thom ! I'm sure TS current production have changed. The first TS I tried were '05 production and sounded like crap IMO, and I really did prefer the EH. I recently tried some '09 TS production and find them really better: tighter gain, more cla...
by Timbre Wolf
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Tung-Sol reissue 12AX7
Replies: 60
Views: 12458

Re: Tung-Sol reissue 12AX7

Wow!! This thread has been alive for four and a half years.

Although I stand behind what I said at that time, there may have been production changes in the ensuing time, so I can't guarantee that the current-production "Tung-Sol" 12AX7 still sounds the same.

Carry on, then...

- Thom
by Timbre Wolf
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:16 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: 6L6 tube shapes
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: 6L6 tube shapes

Since we're throwing around fancy power tube numbers, today I installed a wonderful pair of Swedish Standard 5S2D tubes in my Carr Slant 6V, and thoroughly enjoyed their liveliness and clarity. Played for hours! Maybe I should have put in my Bendix 5992 in the other pair, but I couldn't kick out my ...
by Timbre Wolf
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: 6L6 tube shapes
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: 6L6 tube shapes

Such a wealth of information! Thanks, Mav! Have you ever used a Tung-Sol 6098 ? 376 v DC? :shock: Yowzzzzzaa! - Thom ...and I 'm glad that Mesa does not make amps that can use earlier 6l6 types... I'd never be able to afford my vintage tube collection if today's mass produced amps for 6l6gc were mad...
by Timbre Wolf
Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:24 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: 6L6 tube shapes
Replies: 8
Views: 1371

Re: 6L6 tube shapes

My turn... Vintage 6L6G (bulbous "ST" = shouldered tube style; I never thought they look anything like a Coke bottle) will flare up and die in any Mesa/Boogie amp that you put them in. Their max plate voltage is rated at 360V, not the 500+ volts you get from these amps. The only ST-shaped 6L6 that y...
by Timbre Wolf
Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Hammond 12ax7?
Replies: 11
Views: 1245

Re: Hammond 12ax7?

The description sounds like a GE to me, too. If it is a long-plate, it will have two small circular holes on the sides of the plates, near the center (lengthwise). Those long-plate GE 12AX7 have rounded-off highs, and are useful for taming treble. Short-plate GE 12AX7 will have a single, semi-circul...