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Tubes, High Gain Please!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by TheEmptyCell, Jul 27, 2005.

  1. TheEmptyCell

    TheEmptyCell Bearded Dingwall Enthusiast

    Jul 16, 2005
    Belfast, UK
    I'm looking to get more oomhp and grind outta my SVT3-Pro. It's got the stock EXH tubes in the preamp right now. What I'd like is something that would break up at lower volumes a little better, or at least give me more growl (I love the Ampeg growl), which is why I say high gain... that's the term people have told me I'm looking for.

    Preamp Tubes: 3 x 12AX7
    Driver Tubes: 1 x 12AX7, 1 x 12AU7

    So that is five tubes, right? Which ones would I be swapping out to get higher gain, and what brands do you suggest? I'm not looking to spend a fortune here. Max of $150 or so for the whole set, as I really don't know a thing about tubes.
  2. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    I imagine swapping out the pre-amp tubes with sometihng that gets more of a distortion on it would be what you are looking for. Just remember about biasing the amp for the new tubes. Try out Tubedepot.com and ask them for any recomendations. They helped me with my Mesa tubes