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dirty tubes and hi-fi things.

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by godspeed68, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. godspeed68

    godspeed68 i'm here for the sound

    Mar 24, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    I was hoping I could get some advice/input with this one. I'm looking at picking up an Ampeg SVT II (or pro) very soon, unless I find another tube amp (other than PJB (hehehe)) that turns my head just right. I was thinkin about this though. What do you guys think about usin' a more "rock" oriented, tube bass head, for the purposes of...well....dirt, volume...all that good tube head stuff....but using something more hi-fi in the preamp out/poweramp in....ie: alembic, eden...etc. etc. nice hifi pre with a dirty loud power section. thoughts?

  2. Plain Old Me

    Plain Old Me

    Dec 14, 2004
    Mesa 400+, Eden VT-300, Traynor YBA-200 come to mind, and the old Trace tube heads sound good too.
  3. with my II i use higher gain JJ 12AX7's, and am going to change to JJ KT88's soonish (if i can afford it)

    Just dirt all the way through the circuit works for me ;)