which old preamp tube to save as spare

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peterkf
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which old preamp tube to save as spare

Post by peterkf » Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:28 pm

I'm replacing all the preamp tubes on a Mark III with the idea of keeping the best old one as the cabinet-mounted spare. Any opinions as to which one is likely to be in the best shape? I know it won't be V1. Is it likely to be V5 or another one of the higher numbers?

stokes
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Re: which old preamp tube to save as spare

Post by stokes » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:49 pm

Try them each,one by one,in the V1 slot along with the new tubes.Whichever works the quietest is the one.If they all function okay,save them all and put anyone in the spare tube mount in the cab.

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