Would home audio tubes work with bass amp tubes?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by bkchang79, Aug 9, 2002.

  1. I'm big into home audio and theater and have a tube amp power my mains. I was messing around with different 12ax7 tubes that I have laying around. I have a sovtek, Tesla/JJ, groove tubes. The old sovteck was about the same output in bass on my SWR, it read about 88-90db on my radio shack meter playing the E string. At the same volume with the Tesla/JJ tube I was at 92-94db. I did hear a difference before I checked the meter. Would it hurt to use home audio stuff? Also I did find the cheapest place for tubes at


    How are the svets and Electro Harmonic tubes? I'm using the svets on my home audio output tubes and it sound's pretty good.
  2. lneal


    Apr 12, 2002
    Lee County, Alabama
    They will be fine in your bass amp as long as they sound good to you. I don't know much about those new production tubes. I like the NOS tubes myself. Psycho Bass Guy or chuckm may be able to give you more help on those.