strumminsix wrote:"let it cook for a few hours " do you always let your amp warm up this long?
strumminsix wrote:I find that with any tube amp after being on for a couple hours it sounds better.
caspersvapors wrote:op, did you bother to adjusting the bias when you changed out the tubes?
caspersvapors wrote:I have a scxd and am thinking about changing out the tubes
gpilcher2001 wrote:Newer amps like the ta-15 are designed around the tube data of new russians tubes and will, 90% of the time, sound best when used with high quality new russian tubes. Especially high gain amps like a boogie. Any of the new reissue amps will work good with nos tubes and of course vintage amps. I guess weighing the cost against application and the tone your looking for is what matters. Let's not forget the reason for tubes is there distortion characteristics and harmonic content. If you run a clean power section then new tubes should do just fine. If you have a nice class a amp that you can crank for that power tube saturation then a nos tube whould be well worth the investment. My opinion anyway Greg....
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