Preamp tube suggestions for RKII V2 running 4-6L6 & 2- EL84

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Preamp tube suggestions for RKII V2 running 4-6L6 & 2- EL84

Post by sleepingtiger » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:23 am

I like my tones now, but have several different 12AX7 & 5751s, including some older Mullard, RCA, Phillips, JAN etc. & think I might get some even nicer tones. If you have any suggestions, if only as a starting point, I’d appreciate you sharing them. I have a tendency toward a nice bright bite in the high end, but have an open mind & ears.

Thanks-in-Advance,
Tony

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Re: Preamp tube suggestions for RKII V2 running 4-6L6 & 2- E

Post by sleepingtiger » Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:03 pm

Nobody, huh??? :cry:
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Re: Preamp tube suggestions for RKII V2 running 4-6L6 & 2- E

Post by R_ADKINS80 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:12 pm

In my triple I am loving the current combo I have. Tungsol gold pin in v1, JJ high gain tested in v2, Ruby 7025SS (silver plate chinese) in v3, Mesa Chinese gray plate in v4 and a JAN GE 12AT7 in v5. Before anyone asks, YES, I can hear a difference between the gold pin and regular tungsol and between the silver and gray plate chinese tubes. big differences in my rig anyways. YMMV. I can get anything from liquid lead tones on the orange channel to blistering riffage on the red channel.
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Re: Preamp tube suggestions for RKII V2 running 4-6L6 & 2- E

Post by sleepingtiger » Thu Jan 17, 2013 4:50 am

Hmmm...interesting, thanks! Those are all new stock, right?

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Re: Preamp tube suggestions for RKII V2 running 4-6L6 & 2- E

Post by R_ADKINS80 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:54 pm

all except for my phase inverter. It is a NOS JAN GE military tube. Really helps with clarity at the expense of having to run the master just a smidge higher than with a 12ax7.
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Dean '79 V (Dean Tyrant/dimarzio mystery neck)
LTD Ninja 600 (SD Black Winter/59)
Epiphone Les Paul Standard (EMG 81/85
Ibanez GAX70 (EMG 81)
Hamer Standard (Golden Age Hot PAF w/ ceramic magnets)
BC Rich Warlock (L500-XL's)

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Re: Preamp tube suggestions for RKII V2 running 4-6L6 & 2- E

Post by mccart125 » Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:09 am

Tung Sol's

I just got the regular but they warmed my ED up. Huge difference.
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