Mark IIC++ Power tubes

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Mark IIC++ Power tubes

Post by UpNorthMark » Sun May 27, 2018 10:17 am

I’m sure it’s been covered before but I just picked up a HRG C++ Head (upgraded from a C) and was wondering what anyone is using of currently available power tubes in theirs? Any suggestions and reason would be great I bought it for metal and have a bunch of guitars to use but mainly play an Ibanez Prestoge with BKP Nailbombs and through a Mesa 2x12 W/V30’s. Thanks
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Re: Mark IIC++ Power tubes

Post by Markedman » Mon May 28, 2018 3:59 pm

JP2C, Mark llC++ DG, Mark IV-A/B.

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Re: Mark IIC++ Power tubes

Post by UpNorthMark » Tue May 29, 2018 6:16 pm

Thanks for the link
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Re: Mark IIC++ Power tubes

Post by GJgo » Thu May 31, 2018 8:40 pm

Which transformer do you have?

P.S. you need to try it with a G12T-75 / 1960 cab.
https://youtu.be/SYWQkgi58go

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Re: Mark IIC++ Power tubes

Post by UpNorthMark » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:01 am

PT100 it appears, are you using the new GT speakers? I actually dig the C++ through my old Mesa 1X12 sealed ported cab with the EVM Series II that’s in it.
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Re: Mark IIC++ Power tubes

Post by GJgo » Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:38 pm

I don't have the 100PT in any of mine, but it's my understanding from reading that it operates at normal plate voltages, so any good 6L6 tube will be fine. I use Mesa 440s in all mine except the ones with the hot 105PT. They are rugged, quiet, and sound good.

I have older U.K. made G12T-75s. The newer Chinese ones are too fizzy for my taste.

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Re: Mark IIC++ Power tubes

Post by UpNorthMark » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:15 pm

I ended up with a quad of NOS Winged C’s and really dig the sound, aggressive yet still great note clarity. I had some 440’s in it when it came but the the C’s definitely give a better layer of thickness and nice tone to it.
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Re: Mark IIC++ Power tubes

Post by gts » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:27 am

UpNorthMark wrote:I ended up with a quad of NOS Winged C’s and really dig the sound, aggressive yet still great note clarity. I had some 440’s in it when it came but the the C’s definitely give a better layer of thickness and nice tone to it.
Yup they are a good tube. Similar characteristics to the STR-415's (aka Sylvania 6L6's)

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