I have some Princeton amps that I was playing today, and my favorite one, a Limited Edition '65 Bordeaux Reserve with a 12" Celestion Blue sounded a bit anemic compared to a stock '65 that I have. (I was using the Headbone in the photo so I wouldn't be biased different speakers.) So out of curiosity, I completely swapped every tube and voila! The Bordeaux just came alive with tone.
In the future, I'll be purchasing JJ tubes over Groove Tubes! What a difference it made!
Now, I'm not tube expert, and not knocking Groove Tubes at all, as they may sound better in an EL34, 6CA7, or KT type amp, but for a 6V6 chassis, the JJs just work better to my ear.
Post by Chilly Gibbons (Todd T.) on Jan 8, 2019 17:06:22 GMT -7
Not too surprised to hear that. The JJ 6v6s really great in fender and fenderish amps.
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Post by premiumplus (Dave) on Jan 10, 2019 18:31:56 GMT -7
I stopped using Groove Tubes 10 years ago or more...Right now, JJ's got the market for 6V6 tubes, and their 12AX7s is a great tube too. Lately Electro Harmonix has been putting out some nice 12AX7 tubes too.
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Post by Paul (TRANE) on Jan 11, 2019 10:19:24 GMT -7
JJs are great. I have great results lately with the new Mullard CV4004 and new Tungsol 12ax7. I like mixing those. Great tone and low noise floor. Tungsol V1 Mullard V2 and V3 In non master volume British type amps.
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