Lets talk tubes.. what's everyone using in their Nitro?

Bash_Man

Active member
I know I know.. the question probably gets asked a million times.. But hey, lets keep things alive :)

Nitro users.. what are you using for Power and Preamp tubes?

Right Now I've got:
V1 - TungSol 12at7
V2 - Mullard CV4004
V3 - Mullard CV4004
V4 - Sovtek 12ax7LPS

I think one of my Mullards may have gone microphonic, gotta test it later this week.

Thanks
 

cvogue

Member
My Street Rod preamp tubes... not sure, did some swapping, I know there's a JJ or two in there and maybe an EHX.

Important safety tip... don't put drinks on your amp! Went to an audition and apparently the glass of water I set on the amp at a previous audition had slopped a bit and shorted something out, flipped it on, got a nasty hum, tube flashed and the amp was dead... Took it to my fave tech and he said there were water spots on one of the power tubes. :eek: Fried the tube and took the screen resistor with it. He got it fixed up with JJ EL34s and now it sounds better than ever! Sorry long story but thought I'd share. :cool:
 

Bash_Man

Active member
My Street Rod preamp tubes... not sure, did some swapping, I know there's a JJ or two in there and maybe an EHX.

Important safety tip... don't put drinks on your amp! Went to an audition and apparently the glass of water I set on the amp at a previous audition had slopped a bit and shorted something out, flipped it on, got a nasty hum, tube flashed and the amp was dead... Took it to my fave tech and he said there were water spots on one of the power tubes. :eek: Fried the tube and took the screen resistor with it. He got it fixed up with JJ EL34s and now it sounds better than ever! Sorry long story but thought I'd share. :cool:
Don't Splawns come with Splawn Branded Chinese 12ax7b?
 

kmanick

Active member
one of my power tubes red plated as soon as it arrived new but luckily I and a pair of JJ |EL-34's right in the same bias zone as the tubes that I pulled. I have JJ in V1 and the Chinese that cam with the amp. I tried J's all across and it got too dark. I've got tons of tubes here to roll just haven' gotten around to it yet as it sounds so good as is.
 
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