Jon S. wrote:Accepting that there are no equal new stock tubes to the old RCA blackplates, what in your view comes closest?
Jon S. wrote:Or Brad could chime in here directly. In any event, like many here (you, too, probably), I have drawers full of preamp tubes, old stock (GE, RCA, Phillips, Raytheon) and new (Groove Tubes, EH, JJ, Sovtek, etc.). Sounds like a fun upcoming afternoon at some point (tube testing in the SMS)!
claytushaywood wrote:if you wanna get some good NOS tubes at a reasonable price I recommend kcanostubes - Ive bought severeal ANOS ("almost new old stock"- means theyre slightly used but tested) with great results. I actually really love putting a 5751 in a fender's first gain stage. it lowers the amount of preamp gain youll get, and i think it adds a ton of sparkle and depth. dont know about an SMS though never tried em in one
SarnoMusicSolutions wrote:I love the sound of RCA 7025's or 12AX7's. There's something real nice about the top-top end, not so glassy, works well with a treble-on-10 kind of approach. ...
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