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Changing Tubes - Art Tubeopto 8

Hi!

Ive read a few threads about changing the tubes on the Art Tubeopto 8. I got my hands on some vintage telefunken ecc83 smooth plates and I can’t wait to hear how these sound! Several of the threads I’ve found note that you need to remove the tube snubbers before you pull out the tubes and replace them after.

I’ve only ever changed tubes on amps where there are no snubbers involved. They seem pretty glued in. I was wondering if any of you have experience with this, and if so how you got the things out?

ART Pro VLA II Compressor - Any good?

I have been thinking about adding an OB compressor to the rack recently, and, being on a budget I have come across the ART Pro VLA II. This thing seems to get a good wrap for the price, and general concensus in regards to feedback is they sound better when the standard stock chinese-made tubes are replaced with Mullard 12ax7 tubes.
Iv'e heard it referred to as "the poor mans' LA-2A", which, would suit my budget. (its retail is around $800 bucks new here in OZ...(thanks sh*tty-dollar value due to the fall in commodity prices. )

Tubes failing in ART Tube Opto 8

Not sure if this counts as pro gear, but it seemed the most appropriate forum.

I've had this unit for some time now, as my second 8 channels in my setup.
Over the last 18 months, I've had all the tubes go bad three times.
I chalked the first two times to having removed it from the rack and traveled with it, but...
This most recent set has lived in the rack, and just like before, all at once, all the tubes go bad - bad as in presenting high-frequency overtones/distortion on every channel, regardless of gain settings.

ART Pro Dual Pre Usb Interface - Computer playback in recording

Hi guys, So I'm not new to music, but pretty new to home recording. I got myself an ART Pro Dual Pre USB Interface so that I could record vocals and guitar at the same time, but as different tracks. But when I hook it up to my laptop and record using the Edison recorder in Fruity Loops 8 it records it as one track. If I then play that track back through the headphone monitor on the Dual Pre it records the computer sound and my input all into one track... Any ideas on what I could check?

ART Tube MP

Hello, I'm just getting into the very basics of recording and purchased myself an XM8500 mic. My uncle had a preamp/mixer that I was going to use, but for some reason the mic doesn't work with it. I've tried everything and decided that I would just get a new preamp instead. I'm on a very tight ~$50 budget and already have a UCA202 for an ADC (16 bit isn't a ton but I think it will work; ~600mV inputs), so I'm looking for a cheap preamp that would get me where I want, and the ART seems to be the only thing under $70 or so.
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