I just ordered a NOS Mullard from KCA. thanks for the tip, Myles! ;D I'll be using it in my Route 66. I mainly play through a Dr. Z 2x10 cab with an Airbrake on the second click for rehearsal, usually first click or off for performance.
the controls on my Route 66 are usually treble at 4:00, bass at 2:00, volume at 3:00. I'm using a Sovtek rectifier and Groove Tubes KT66s. I plan on having fresh GT power tubes installed with the new V1 and V2.
I'm looking to tame some of the midrange hump, and get a little more sparkle on the top end without sacrificing warm overdrive.
what are you using, or what do you think for the phase inverter in V2? SAG-AX7M-MPI from Groove Tubes? I already have a Sovtek LPS that I'm currently using with the Svetlana EF/86.
I also posted this in the Rt. 66 forum, but I thought it might make more sense here.
What is best in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentation of their women.
I've been using the Sovtek 12AX7LPS in my Maz JR 210, but just started swapping PI tubes. I really liked what I heard with a NOS GE 5751 last night.
Plenty of sparkle, glass, chime, harmonically rich, etc. But, it was still warm. I run my preamp volume around 11:00, Master about 9:00. Just enough to add some hair when the guitar volume is rolled up. I push it with pedals when I want/need more.
Post by bustertheboy on May 27, 2006 17:34:21 GMT -7
new old stock 5751- kca or www.tubedepot.com i have a couple of green label nos GE 5751's that i use- they are super consistent, balanced and rich adn detailed- also pretty cheap for what u are getting!
Strat, Teles, a couple of hollow bodies, lap steel, various resonators
Carmen Ghia head
1x12 cab EV12L
212 cab Red Fang/WGS v30 clone
Lots of pedals, lots of changes
This is a hard call as the Route 66 is so responsive to phase inverter changes.
Find the post in the general section on "the ultimate phase inverter collection" or something like that which I wrote for Chad Weaver to explain each tube I sent him for the phase inverter of his Stingray as it is all applicable to the Route 66 as well.
On side note .... The Route 66 is a very thick and beefy sounding amp. In the studio if you want to crank it more (on on stage if you use a great large diaphram condensor mic) one trick to thin it out a bit to keep the mic from overloading as easily (using a good mic ... an SM57/58 won't overload but sort of sound like garbage to my ears) is a 12AX7R3 (12AX7EH) as these are a bit thin in the lows and mid lows when used as phase inverters. This can be used to advantage with the KT66's and the ultra linear output of the Route 66 in this application.
I also like certain "numbers" on the R3 for this purpose in the route 66. If you order from GT via the net, in the comment section of your order say something like "have Myles pick this for my Route 66" and I will hand pick one. Do not add the extra $10 SAG labor charge as I do not charge folks this who are on this forum.
If you want to get the tube from Mike at KCA let me know and I will work with Mike and give him numbers he can use to get into the range I like.
thanks again for your time and expertise. it's folks like you that make this forum the great resource that it is.
GT is currently out of the KT-66HPs .... that is why their link was removed. I do not know when they are making more.
On the phase inverter .... they are all very different. You can call me at GT in the morning on Wednesday and we can talk about your style, guitar, where you are trying to get, etc., at 1-800-459-5687.
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