I picked up a couple of Siemens EF86 preamp tubes expecting them to be better than the Winged C that was in my Rx ES. They arent. Are the Winged C NOS tubes? I was suprised.
I did put a NOS GE 12ax7 in place of the JJ that was in there. (V1 or V2?) I did like that improvment. Took away a bit of "chime" but smoothed things out and gave it, IMHO, a better all around tone. OD pedals sound a bit thicker now.
It's amazing how much a tube swap (even one tube) affects the tone. I've had some amps where I honestly can't tell the difference in a cheap Sovtek preamp tube and a high dollar NOS...... Dr. Z's are really affected.
I've experienced this with the Stangray and the EF86. The stock tube usually sounds the best, not sure what I'll do when it's time to replace the EF86? Pray I luck into a good one, I guess?
GuitarZ: I'm okay with the AARP letters. You're still living and breathing? What the heck am I to think when a funeral home sends me a free consultation offer? Ouch!
Jun 21, 2019 15:41:26 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: I bought airline tickets online... now every few days i get emails that read "Your trip is almost here but aren't you forgetting something?? You don't have trip insurance!" and i'm thinking..."is there something i should know about your plane maintenance?"
Jun 21, 2019 16:02:32 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Reminds me of buying my Honda. When they tried to sell me the maintenance package, I said "Is your car not reliable?" Long story short my wife teamed up with the sales lady to buy the maint package. Never again!
Jun 21, 2019 16:16:53 GMT -7