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SVT-CL swapping out power tubes?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by demon666, Nov 15, 2005.

  1. demon666


    Jul 16, 2005
    Providence RI
    Is it possible to change the power tubes in the SVT-CL head to say EL34's? I saw on the sadowsky site that his head will take alot of different tubes. Will it be possible to use the self bias trim pots on the ampeg, or are they kinda set at a fixed voltage range for 6550's? I figured that swapping out the 6L6's in my B-15R made it sound alot better if I could apply that to this head and get it to sound a little better then it does
  2. Im not sure . . . but i think they are set within a specific bandwidth, all you could really use is 6550's or KT-88's
  3. An SVT CL will melt EL34's. It's an extensive mod and NOT worth it at all. EL34's are better suited to guitar, IME. If you want a different tone, try a Traynor. They're much brighter amps and are more like the tone you would get with EL34's if you could use them.