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by tbonesullivan
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Doug's tubes worst service ever. Buyer beware
Replies: 7
Views: 3358

Re: Doug's tubes worst service ever. Buyer beware

I've used Doug's tubes for years, and the only problem I ever had was a missing tube, which was fixed immediately. No DOA tubes, nothing. I just got an order in Saturday for some ANOS preamp tubes new production tubes. I will say, as a 10+ year veteran of customer service/loss prevention, that for s...
by tbonesullivan
Sun Jun 18, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Modern Era Amps (1991-Present)
Topic: Maverick Tube Chart
Replies: 6
Views: 4197

Re: Maverick Tube Chart

That is kind of interesting. Haven't seen many amps where V1 is not the input driver for all the channels. Also the clean channel has more triodes dedicated to it than the lead channel? Guess I'll need two quiet tubes for the Maverick once I get it put back together.
by tbonesullivan
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Guitars
Topic: Elixir strings last longer than Ernie Ball?
Replies: 6
Views: 4675

Re: Elixir strings last longer than Ernie Ball?

My experience has been pretty much the same. Nothing really sounds as good as "fresh strings" but that quickly goes away as you compress the wrappings on the bottom of the wound strings. The Coated strings stay "usable" for a lot longer, IMHO.
by tbonesullivan
Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: PROBLEMS ON MINI RECT 25
Replies: 3
Views: 2108

Re: PROBLEMS ON MINI RECT 25

How long have you had the amplifier? When did it start having this problem?
by tbonesullivan
Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Comprehensive Mesa Boogie Cathode Follower list?
Replies: 10
Views: 7952

Re: Comprehensive Mesa Boogie Cathode Follower list?

awesome! I had read that pretty much none of the Mark series amps have cathode followers, so that makes it a rare beast indeed!
by tbonesullivan
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC-5 Tube Layout + Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 2812

Re: DC-5 Tube Layout + Advice

I got the amp used and I assume the preamp tubes were stock but I replaced v1 like yours with a Tug Sol. I don't think the at7s will damage the amp, but I would probably roll ax7s in v3 and v5 to see if they make any difference. I like to hear that sylvania in v3 and/or v1 though! I've had good luc...
by tbonesullivan
Wed Jun 14, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Tubes
Topic: Comprehensive Mesa Boogie Cathode Follower list?
Replies: 10
Views: 7952

Comprehensive Mesa Boogie Cathode Follower list?

I have been reading up a lot more about preamp tubes, and came upon issues regarding modern-design tubes out of the Reflektor plant having issues with the filaments when used in a cathode follower position. Something about the voltage differential between the heater filament and cathode in those pos...
by tbonesullivan
Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Dual Caliber
Topic: DC-5 Tube Layout + Advice
Replies: 2
Views: 2812

DC-5 Tube Layout + Advice

So, I finally got my tube guard for the power tubes, and now I'm finally checking out to see what kind of tubes are in the beast. The PO had told me that there was an EH 12AT7 in the phase inverter spot, but I had it serviced, so it is possible it was re-arranged. This is what I found: V1: Tung Sol ...
by tbonesullivan
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V 35 Confirmation needed of Power Tube pairings
Replies: 5
Views: 2504

Re: Mark V 35 Confirmation needed of Power Tube pairings

Usually it would be inner pair, outer pair.
by tbonesullivan
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Rectoverb Handle Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 3556

Re: Rectoverb Handle Replacement

thunda1216 wrote:what if you just put some tall rubber feet on the bottom of the rack so it clears the handle?
Replacing the rubber feet on a molded plastic rack can often be a Pain, as they are usually just riveted on. Replacing the handle is probably the easier solution.
by tbonesullivan
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster clean channels... very little headroom?
Replies: 39
Views: 14554

Re: Roadster clean channels... very little headroom?

Also can depend on how the listening environment is set up. If you are directly in line with the speaker, you will hear more high end. There are a lot of amps out there that are really designed to be run moderately loud, especially if they are 100 watts Tube, and when they are not they can sound kin...
by tbonesullivan
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Rectoverb Handle Replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 3556

Re: Rectoverb Handle Replacement

It is, and honestly I think it was more of an aesthetic choice to put it on that head, as it does look better. However, it's less utilitarian than the old standby rubber covered steel strap.
by tbonesullivan
Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster clean channels... very little headroom?
Replies: 39
Views: 14554

Re: Roadster clean channels... very little headroom?

I think of that as the "sizzle" that is just part of the rectifier sound. It's one of the reasons that I am much more interested in amps like he Mark series, DC series, LoneStar, etc. The maverick is an exception to that, and I often wonder why it's part of the "rectifier" series, being so different...
by tbonesullivan
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Mark V
Topic: Mark V different versions?
Replies: 31
Views: 11041

Re: Mark V different versions?

The manual posted online does seem a bit unclear regarding some of the tube assignments. For example, V4B is the 4th Gain stage of channel 3, and V6A is the 6th Gain stage, but nowhere is a 5th gain stage mentioned.
by tbonesullivan
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:39 pm
Forum: Rectifier Series
Topic: Roadster clean channels... very little headroom?
Replies: 39
Views: 14554

Re: Roadster clean channels... very little headroom?

In my limited experience, I have found that 6L6 tubes definitely have more "punch" than EL34 tube types. The KT77 and 6CA7 Tubes may have a bit more, but nothing beats a nice 6L6. My DC-5 has two SED 6L6GC tubes in it, and I'm probably going to cry when they die, as you can't get them anymore, thank...