Joined: 22 Apr 2015 Posts: 85 Location: Columbus, OH USA
Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:38 pm Post subject: New Tube Day
Well it's officially new tube day for my RM50 in egnater headshell.
My box from the lovely valve queen came so once I dig out my multimeter and tools I'll be running Ruby KT66 power tubes, Mullard CV4004 in the amp V1 and V2 (loop, using the jump trick), and a JAN GE5751 (I picked that up on eBay from a vintage radio supply shop).
So hopefully tomorrow the new tubes and a foglifter will be installed which is part one of my setup overhaul planned for this year.
Part two for the head will involve sending it to Jaded Faith for a set of blue mercury magnetics transformers and choke and having it tuned to my taste which will be kinda going for more of an old school/vintage/boutique feel.
By the way I just got a lovely Rattlesnake speaker cable to run to my Egnater 2x12 loaded with ceramic Weber speakers (1230-55 and Blue Dog).
Just figured I'd see if anyone else was doing anything new or interesting with their setups.
Joined: 15 Aug 2013 Posts: 560 Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:06 pm Post subject:
Awesome man, should sound killer! No idea about the KT66's, never tried a set myself. I'm currently (and for some time now, which really says something with my gear, lol) running a pair of SED/Winged C EL34's and a pair of SED/Winged C 6L6's in my RM100, and absolutely love it! From clean to brutal, it just slays. Mine is foglifted as well (absolutely mandatory mod), and also have a vintage GE 5751 in the PI. Use a Tung sol in amp V1, and a JJ in the parallel FX loop, also jumpered. Odd mix of vintage tubes in module V1 of all my mods and JJ's in all the mod V2's. Thru my custom Zinky 4x12 w/x pattern Zinky custom and UK greenbacks. Couldn't be happier and I've yet to find ANY amp that rivals this thing, and I've tried a ton of them.
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