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Retubing SWR 750x pro

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Metaldood19, Dec 12, 2011.


  1. Hey guys just got my hands on one of these bad boys but need to retube both power and pre tubes. Any suggestions of tubes? I've never bought any before or had to retube so much help is needed! Thanks!
     
  2. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147
    No power tubes, just a 12-AX7 in the preamp. I liked a Mesa Boogie tube in my SWR 350 pro.
     
  3. Oh wow, haha I feel like a boob haha. Didn't notice it didn't have power tubes. My mistake. Thanks though! :)
     
  4. Jim Carr

    Jim Carr Dr. Jim Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Denton, TX or Kailua, HI
    fEARful Kool-Aid dispensing liberal academic card-carrying union member Musicians Local 72-147

    Nah, you're fine man. That is a nice head! What cabinet(s) will you use?
     
  5. Carvin 810N!
     
  6. chadds

    chadds

    Mar 18, 2000
    Case u didn't know:
    Tone controls flat.
    Effects off.
    Dial that aural enhancer to 0.
    Pre up til light flashes then back a hair.
    Master up for whatever damage is necessary.

    Tone controls adjustment.
    Then subtract treble if u want more bass.
    Less bass if u want more treble. (I often just dropped treble to about 11:00.
    SWRs seem to let all the frequencies of your bass through if u don't use radical eq.)
    Add a little Aural Enhancer if u want but past 11:00 it can suck tone.
    Effects are up to you, but SWRs put out a lot of lowend below hearing range so be discrete with that subwave effect. You can suck usable watts by boosting lowend you can't hear.
    EH 12ax7s are consistent. Vintage Sylvanias are inexpensive, $30. They can sound very mid warm which is great in that amp. Reissue Tung Sols can be sweet sounding very musical.
    Use a good speaker cable! I've heard SWRs roar with good large gauge wire. I've heard them sound anemic with lesser stuff.
     

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