Post by purpletele on Aug 16, 2017 18:29:05 GMT -7
When I originally received Ryan (shorty) Remedy I was very pleased but a little surprised compared to what I was expecting.
Ryan said it had special Mojo but it seemed controllable.
I have been having a blast with 4 tubes cooking with all of the appropriate safety gear of course.
My colleague Adam wanted to try it for a show on Friday so I thought I should get new tubes throughout and make sure it didn't change the dynamics too much.
Things changed, I poked the Bear.
Erika the Red Remedy Update:
New tubes across the board, literally.
1. New Recommended Tubes
JJ 6 V 6's
JJ 12AX7's V1 and V2 Tung Sol 12 AX7 at V3
I am not experienced enough to harness the guitar through the amp with that power, even with the Fryette Power Station. However, that is why I wanted a beast, so I can understand how to control that much power through your guitar.
I totally dig the amped up Plexi hard rock tone, but I need a little more headroom in the neck position of my Strat.
Erika took a Zanax.
2. Zanax Cocktail (Gateway Dose)
Tung Sol 5751 @ V1 Mesa Eng? 12 AT7 @ V2 (A guy in town has a bunch of Mesa Engineering tubes that are recent NOS)
That tamed her down enough that I could turn the Fryette up to 1, which is fine. I have the Volume on the amp at about 9 or 10 O'clock
With that set up I feel like I want just a tad more headroom for articulating clean rhythm work.
I feel like I really study the dynamics of amplified sound, but I hadn't had the focus on it years previous. I get to learn something new just about every day.
I would check with the Doc before putting any other brand 6V6 tubes in your Remedy. I recall a post a few years back where owners were putting other 6V6's in their Remedy and they were burning out and failing pretty quick. He stated that only JJ 6V6's were stout enough to handle this amp. It may have changed with the MV added to the amp but better to ask first than plug and play and then cringe when the tubes fail.
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