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Pre-amp tubes

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by cliffemall, Dec 8, 2003.

  1. cliffemall


    Dec 8, 2003
    We all take that little glowy thing inside our pre-amps for granted...what are your opinions on the best of the best in the world of pre-amp tubes
  2. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Hi Cliffemall

    this is a question best suited to the amps forum, I think...

    ...I have no idea about preamp tubes at all - just use whatever is in whatever I buy...

  3. VicDamone


    Jun 25, 2000
    If there were a "best tube" I'm sure it's not manufactured anymore which would make it very difficult locate. Still, there are many fine valves to be had. Keep in mind what your asking this tube to do is distort the input signal. This distortion is subjective and therefor is a matter of tast. Another factor is one tube may sound different in another preamp.

    My experience is with an Eden Navigator and the 5751. While I rarely use the tube in the input, the Sylvania black plate adds a great deal more grit over the OEM supplied (7023?) and more than some other 5751's.

    Have fun, roll on.
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