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bangkok
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Mesa Tubes...

Post by bangkok » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:37 pm

Hi, new guy here! I just picked up a couple of boxes of Mesa EL34 STR 450 for real cheap. I believe that they are supposed to be NOS Siemens. Anyone have experience with them and what did you think?

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Post by zodiac272 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:30 pm

hey,

from what I have heard, that's right, Siemens... they are supposed to be great. I had a quad in my Diezel Einstein and it sounded great. I put a pair in the simul sockets of my C+ and I wasn't too happy. Seemed a bit to fizzy. not tight enough, but maybe i didn't give them a fair chance because I had mesa STR 416 (6CA7's) to swap them with.

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Re: Mesa Tubes...

Post by bangkok » Tue Aug 23, 2011 10:36 pm

Should I put them into my 72 Super Lead or one of my JCM800's? I believe Siemens were stock in the 800's back then.

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Post by zodiac272 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:17 pm

you could try, as long as you can check your bias. They should sound great
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Re: Mesa Tubes...

Post by swbo101 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:51 am

I had a pair several years back. I loved them, great sounding, as close as your going to get to that classic EL34 sound. BTW, how much did you pay for them? The prices have gone way up. I got them 5 years ago for about $70 a pair.

Just wondering.

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