Tube Type vs Coil Type

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Tube Type vs Coil Type

Post by swbo101 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:47 am

I was just wondering if others felt the same way......

Anyway, for the past several years I've been running 6L6/EL34 combination with my Mark IV. Sometimes I will run all 6L6's to change things up. What I've noticed is that my guitars (Gibsons) sound better with the EL34's than my single coil guitars (Strats).

If I am running the combination and the single coils, I'll go Simul-Class just to get those 6L6's in there. With the dual coils, they sound fine either way, though I am a bit partial to running them Class A, isolating the EL34's.

Is it just my tastes, or have others experienced this as well?

1991 Mark IV A

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