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 Post subject: NGD but its an amp lol
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:41 am 
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That´s a big one for sure :thumbs .

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 Post subject: NGD but its an amp lol
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:22 am 
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AAEA wrote:
I know, it was much bigger than I thought it would be. pretty much the biggest head I've ever seen.

That's what she said! :roll
Kongratz on the new purchase! :thumbs

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:52 pm 
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sorted out the lil issues with the foot switch cable.

My entire pre-amp section is NOS Tung-Sol 12ax7 so no need to screw with that.

Today is power tube shoot out, here is what is getting tested out:

JJ KT77 (Slovakia)
Teslovak 6550 (China/Shuguang)
Gold Aero EL34 (JJ E34L)
Groove Tubes 6550 (Russian Sovtek)
Mesa Boogie EL34 STR 447 (Electro-Harmonix EL34)

results to come...


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 Post subject: NGD but its an amp lol
PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:12 am 
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The amp has a switching and easy bias setup on the back making it very simple to set up for tube swaps.

So here are the findings:

(#1) JJ KT77 (Slovakia): took a lot to get biased correctly, not plug and play at all. good bass, pretty well defined. very high output feel, had to turn levels down I'd be afraid of this tubes longevity.

(#2) Teslovak 6550 (China/Shuguang): Good bass response, not super bright and not expressive or super defined. still good tone medium output feel.

(#3) Gold Aero EL34 (JJ E34L): big bottom end, good all around tone, touch of glass. plug and play was very easy to go straight to playing.

(#4) Groove Tubes 6550 (Russian Sovtek): was plug and play and needed slight bias after the other 6550 where installed. Excellent big bass response. chug chug sound is evident. has good tones across the board. gets buzzy and thats with a humbucker.

(#5) Mesa Boogie EL34 STR 447 (Electro-Harmonix EL34): hollow, sounded meh, just was powering the amp and had no bottom end. not ideal for this head.

Final thoughts:

LOVE the tone of the tone of #1 but it is a worry about of the longevity, #3 and #4 are my favorite tone but #4 had this annoying buzz. Gonna keep #3 installed, overall best tone and functionality.

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 Post subject: NGD but its an amp lol
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:45 am 
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BTW if you're still after a Stealth, two of those just popped up and the price is ok too IMO:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Crate-Stealth- ... Sw2LZaa9FE

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Crate-Stealth- ... SwymBbbfEU


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 Post subject: NGD but its an amp lol
PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:20 pm 
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_xxx_ wrote:
BTW if you're still after a Stealth, two of those just popped up and the price is ok too IMO:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Crate-Stealth- ... Sw2LZaa9FE

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Crate-Stealth- ... SwymBbbfEU


I seen the combo amps, I'm holding out for a head.


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