Noobie question: matched quartets (Peavey 50/50)

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Noobie question: matched quartets (Peavey 50/50)

Post by ytse_jam » Sat May 28, 2011 12:34 pm

Hi, it is five years that I happily own a Studio Pre. I always played it through a mosfet poweramp, so I didn't care so much about power tubes issues. Shame on me :oops: , but I've got a silly noobie question now that I got a Peavey Classic 50/50 (with eight EL84). One of the EL84s blew. Must I get a new matched quartet then (there are 4 EL84s per channel)? Does it work this way every time I'll be blowing just one tube? If anyone knows the Peavey 50/50 tube layout it could be useful too! Thank you guys.

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Re: Noobie question: matched quartets (Peavey 50/50)

Post by RectoStudioGuy » Sat May 28, 2011 2:28 pm

It's best to keep them matched.
Main Rig:
#6 of 14 '91 PRS
LD Ch. Studio Pre (MkII C+)
RH Ch. Recto Pre
Pair of 2X12's (Swamp Thangs on Closed Back V30's on Ported)
...some other stuff of course

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