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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:32 pm 
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Hello all, I'm hoping some of you can offer some suggestions for bright sounding current production tubes.
Any thoughts??? thanks

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:58 pm 
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Your two choices for current production are Chinese (bright) and Czech (dark).

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:04 pm 
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Sovtek made Tung-Sol reissues are pretty bright. Not good in cathode follower positions, will die a quick death. Great in V1 to brighten up a dark amp...

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 7:39 am 
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Tubes made in the Herleen, Holland plant. Bright, but not harsh. Love them in V1 of my Marks.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:47 pm 
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some of the brightest tubes are 1961 sylvania 12ax7.. some are labeled baldwin as they came in those organs back then.....i have several and going to sell most of them cause i found the right tube combination for my mark 5..........the tubes are very bright and chimey in the clean channel....almost too bright in channel 3 distortion.......there are lots of nos tubes that sound bright if that is what ur after... i currently have an rca black plate 1958 tube in v1 and so far it sounds great..i also have a few tungsram...jan ge,,jhs and jan sylvania,,,raytheon black plate tubes,,,all are pretty bright tubes with a warm tone as well....the prices on some of these tubes are about what new current tubes cost..

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:46 am 
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mesa metal wrote:
some of the brightest tubes are 1961 sylvania 12ax7.. some are labeled baldwin as they came in those organs back then.....i have several and going to sell most of them cause i found the right tube combination for my mark 5..........the tubes are very bright and chimey in the clean channel....almost too bright in channel 3 distortion.......there are lots of nos tubes that sound bright if that is what ur after... i currently have an rca black plate 1958 tube in v1 and so far it sounds great..i also have a few tungsram...jan ge,,jhs and jan sylvania,,,raytheon black plate tubes,,,all are pretty bright tubes with a warm tone as well....the prices on some of these tubes are about what new current tubes cost..


Let us know when you sell them. I would be interested in trying a Tungsram.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 6:11 pm 
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i will definately do that,,,ill get a list together of what im selling and post them,,,,,,can i do that here?? id like to see the tubes go to my fellow boogie heads!!
i think i have two of the tungsram left,,,,those are great tubes...

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:43 pm 
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thunda1216 wrote:
Sovtek made Tung-Sol reissues are pretty bright. Not good in cathode follower positions, will die a quick death. Great in V1 to brighten up a dark amp...


I found these to be noticeably brighter than the JJs that I had in a Princeton Reverb clone.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 02, 2014 7:35 am 
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mesa metal wrote:
i will definately do that,,,ill get a list together of what im selling and post them,,,,,,can i do that here?? id like to see the tubes go to my fellow boogie heads!!
i think i have two of the tungsram left,,,,those are great tubes...


You can post them here for us tube "aficionados" :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2014 10:19 am 
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thunda1216 wrote:
Sovtek made Tung-Sol reissues are pretty bright. Not good in cathode follower positions, will die a quick death. Great in V1 to brighten up a dark amp...


+1

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 11, 2014 3:25 pm 
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swbo101 wrote:
thunda1216 wrote:
Sovtek made Tung-Sol reissues are pretty bright. Not good in cathode follower positions, will die a quick death. Great in V1 to brighten up a dark amp...


+1


+1, did wonders for cleaning up my Lead 1 Red mode in my TriAxis.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2014 10:05 pm 
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Had my v1 go bad on my V, only had groove tube available..happy accident, actually had to turn up My treble and pres. control. For those who complain the V is to Icepicky..Try it.,

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 6:47 pm 
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I've always felt the GE 12AX7's were bright and track fast.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:30 am 
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I have a TOV.

I just placed Tung-Sol in V1, V2 and V3...is there a problem with that.

I checked the manual and did not see what position was the "cathode follower".

I have not powered up the amp yet.

Thanks.

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