JonnyBoy wrote:Nice LS! I don't have the patience to do such a test, that was really great you showed and proved the Chineses 12ax7's. I liked all of them since the rig sounds awesome in its own right, so they were all pretty close down the line for Jerry tone, but 3 and 5 are the winners in my ears. They seemed richer and a tad brighter which I like. But seriously, you could use any of them and sound awesome, if that makes any sense. Its the SMS->MC->JBL thing.
Thanks, JB. I'm forever hunting the TONE but still think there's a gap to close. It's really like a thousand small steps to get there. There's still a kind of crispy crackling thing that I can't reach. I've rolled the tubes and come back to what Brad put there in the first place! What I'm working on now is trying to get some computer gear that will let me get a really LOUD signal into Audacity without clipping...I still think maybe it's just a pushed JBL away from the grail, but who knows? Of course I should just be practicing
But I can't let the tone hunt go...just want to hit a chord, exhale, and say "yep, that's it!" Forever hungry.....?