Orange TB500

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by punisher911, Jan 27, 2013.


  1. punisher911

    punisher911

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    Well, I put some JJs ECC83s in my TB500. The EQ is definitely more responsive. Overall tone? Not sure if it's changed as my hearing sucks. The original tubes gave only a cut effect for the EQ knobs, after 12:00, no change. Now I can boost the mids to 3:00 for a noticeable increase... Yes, call me crazy, I don't do the "smiley face EQ" with my bass.. I actually prefer some mids to cut though.

    Anyways, the JJs were well worth the $28 I spend for the pair.
     
  2. vin*tone

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    Yea people sorta stopped doing the smiley thing in 1997. :D
     
  3. Son of Bovril

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    well... you say that, but everyone still uses their "enhance" knob up round 12 even though the graphic is flat
     
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  6. punisher911

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    Every amp I see in GC still is set that way. lol But my point being, the new tubes made a difference in my amp.
     
  7. CL400Peavey

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    Yeah they set them all up that way. For solo play it has the instant, "Man this sounds good, right here, in this one spot, so I should buy it!" effect. Take that same set up to a practice and you find yourself getting buried. Those mids are what give you some sonic space, especially in a loud mix.
     
  8. Son of Bovril

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    ^^ Totally agree, scooped sells more amps on the floor for sure
     

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