Preamp Tubes Dec 3, 2017 9:45:28 GMT -5
Post by Rudy on Dec 3, 2017 9:45:28 GMT -5
Hey guys, its been years since I've posted anything on here but I'm looking for some opinions and recommendations. I have a 2012 Quick Rod and just put in a new set of preamp tubes. I went with all JJ ECC83S. I like what they did for the clean sound, gave it a little more warmth. For the overdrive channel they sound good but not quite what I'm after. They really smoothed it out and took some of grit away from it. And I mean the kind of grit that I like. The highs, mids and lows all seem to be smoother and warmer but not in a muddy kind of way. They just don't seem to have the bite of the stock tubes. I like the smoothness of them but what I would like is half of the smoothness of the JJ's with the bite the stock preamp tubes had, if that makes any sense. As for a starting point or reference for what kind of sound I'm going for, yeah, I'm a huge VH fan. I'm not trying to cop his tone but that would be a good place to start I guess. So I'm looking for any recommendations on individual tubes I may want to try in certain locations.