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Replacement Valves - Guitar & Bass

Discussion in 'Bass' started by Kuzan, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. Kuzan

    Kuzan Guest

    Hi guys

    I want to replace the valves in a Behringer 1952 that I have. I will use one channel to compress bass and the other for guitar.

    Any sugestions on what tubes I should be looking at?

  2. Calgary

    Calgary Active Member

    My preference for most stuff:
  3. twenty5south

    twenty5south Guest

    http://www.vintagelectron.com your one stop shop for tubes

  4. CoyoteTrax

    CoyoteTrax Well-Known Member

    For compression 12AT7's are really nice. They give you just a slight reduction in gain and tighten the low's really well.

    I'm really fond of the JAN Philips 12AT7WC for compression and Mullard 12AT7WL's. Sylvania's are also exceptional as are GE's and RCA's.

    12AU7's will give you a difference voicing that's really smooth and stay away from 12AY7's because they can get a little mushy in a tube compressor.

    If you can't get any of those tubes where you are you should at least be able to latch onto a pair of Tesla/JJ ECC83S cheap. They're a quality tube with an extremely smooth response.
  5. Kuzan

    Kuzan Guest

    Thanks for the info. I'm sure I'll be able to get some of the above-mentioned tubes.
    Thanks again.

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