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Orange TB500

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

  1. punisher911


    Jan 20, 2005
    Clawson, MI
    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. Yea people sorta stopped doing the smiley thing in 1997. :D
  3. well... you say that, but everyone still uses their "enhance" knob up round 12 even though the graphic is flat
  4. I don't:p
  5. punisher911


    Jan 20, 2005
    Clawson, MI
    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.
  6. CL400Peavey

    CL400Peavey Supporting Member

    Nov 7, 2011
    Grand Rapids Michigan
    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.
  7. ^^ Totally agree, scooped sells more amps on the floor for sure