I want ZERO overdriven power tubes... SUGGESTION?

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Re: I want ZERO overdriven power tubes... SUGGESTION?

Post by fluff191 » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:26 pm

b0nkersx wrote:
I wouldn't be so sure about that. A lot of people who read forums like this may do bias mods, but a lot of those people ALSO tend to be hardcore tweakers.. I would wager a decent majority of Mesa users never really worry about the bias, or would rather have their warranty.
I went bonkers (no pun intended) with mods with my FJA Recto and am glad I drove down that proverbial road to check out the scenery, but man it's so nice just being able to pop some new power tubes in and just play. But I don't think I could appreciate 'stock' as much as I do without first spending massive amounts of time and money going the opposite direction. Just food for though.
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Re: I want ZERO overdriven power tubes... SUGGESTION?

Post by RussB » Fri Jun 10, 2011 7:46 pm

RussB wrote:Consider running a 12AT7 phase inverter

This is worth repeating, because the PI tube is part of the power stage. A 12AT7 or 5751 tube can keep the power section from distorting

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Re: I want ZERO overdriven power tubes... SUGGESTION?

Post by yeti » Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:03 pm

a sovtek LPS is a great PI tube.

so is the mullard cv4024

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Re: I want ZERO overdriven power tubes... SUGGESTION?

Post by RussB » Sat Jun 11, 2011 11:17 pm

yeti wrote:a sovtek LPS is a great PI tube.

so is the mullard cv4024

The LPS will distort the power section, and the CV4024 will not :wink:

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