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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:42 am 
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fretout wrote:
The Russian IIs are rebranded EHs, right?


Yup.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:07 pm 
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FWIW, I just confirmed that my TA-15 has Mesa branded JJ 12AX7 in all four preamp/PI positions, and Russian output tubes, and I am very pleased with the sound.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:38 am 
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I've found mesa pre-amp tubes are my favorite at this point, especially the spax7.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2016 4:56 pm 
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PM and Ruby's FTW!
PM 12ax7hg in preamp for tight chunky gain. Nothing like it!!
PM for power in general, rich harmonic nice smooth low middle, perfect for tone/solowork.
Ruby 6L6 in power for that fast metallic chunck. Can't stop to chugg and grind on them.
Had no luck with JJ powertubes. Unstable and bassy-bouncy in a wrong way.
A MUST TO BIAS ALL TUBES!

Tubes for Mesa gear only considered.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:28 am 
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Anyone have a clear update on Mesa's current tube offering? In other amps, I've had great success with the new production Mullard EL-34s and would consider them for my MkIII. Futzing around with biasing my Mark has never been something I wanted to do.

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