Mini Rectifier preamp tubes question

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Mini Rectifier preamp tubes question

Post by Guitar137335 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:54 pm


I have quite a few gigs coming up with my Mini Rectifier and want to make sure it all goes smoothly.

I have a spare Pair of Mesa el84, but the only preamp tubes I have spare is Ruby 12ax7ac5 hg.
Hopefully I won’t need them, I would buy a pair of Mesas but don’t have the time.
I’m sure the Ruby’s will be ok as a substitute?


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Re: Mini Rectifier preamp tubes question

Post by jediguitarist » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:08 pm

I wouldn't worry about it. Most likely, the Ruby's are the same/similar to the Mesa tubes since they're using a lot of Chinese/Shuguang tubes and rebranding.

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