I've been re-tubing my Monza to soften and warm up the tone a little. I tried a bunch of pre-amp tubes and ended up picking Gold Lion 12ax7's which sound wonderful in this amp.
I thought I'd also try the Gold Lion el84's. One of the tube stores says they are not recommended for cathode bias amps. But Sweetwater sells them without any qualification.
So I e-mailed Electro Harmonix and a representative said this:
"The N709/EL84 Genalex Gold Lion tubes are primarily intended for use in hi-fi amplifiers. The Tung-Sol EL84/6BQ5 would be a better choice for your Dr Z amplifier. You should order a matched set with middle matching numbers for cathode biased amplifiers."
Hopefully, the Mullard El84's will also be o.k. Based on the reviews I read, they have the tone I'm looking for, so I ordered a set of those.
Anyway, I thought the forum might be interested. Apparently, Gold Lions are not an option for the Monza.
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Post by club327 (aka Ben) on Jan 13, 2017 19:45:56 GMT -7
I have a the 110 combo with the red fang. I like the info provided because I have been thinking my monza can sound just a bit harsh at times. but then when I hear a recording with band on the same setting, it seems to sound nice in the mix. So I guess I am not in a hurry to change much as of yet. But eventually change tubes I will. 😬
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