So I was so interested in the 1612 Tubes I got to play with...I started a hybrid design. The concept is a vari-mu style compressor using the 1612s as the front end after a Jensen XFMR. I am thinking of then running LA2 style buffer and driver amplifier into a Jensen output XFMR. But the side chain willl be solid state and use either a LOG amp or a THAT audio engine.. Sort of a complex blend of 50's tech with more modern tech...
The panel below is the feature set that I would want...I interested to hear your thoughts or wants for a compressor like this...
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?
This video shows the process of changing tubes and comparing the before and after sound. I've did the mistake of recording with low gain to get the cleanest sound possible, before and after.. but it seems the sound is very similar but gets different with higher gain settings.. Anyway I hope it will be of interest to you nonetheless !!
Let me know what you think !
Not sure if this counts as pro gear, but it seemed the most appropriate forum.
Just got off the phone with Eurotubes ([[url=http://[/URL]="http://www.eurotubes.com"]Eurotubes - Vacuum Tubes by JJ Electronic - ECC83, 12AX7, 6L6. 6L6GC, EL84, EL34, KT77, KT66, KT88[/]="http://www.eurotubes.com"]Eurotubes - Vacuum Tubes by JJ Electronic - ECC83, 12AX7, 6L6. 6L6GC, EL84, EL34, KT77, KT66, KT88[/]). Seems like us Neumann, Schoeps, AKG, etc.
I have two band new UA LA-2A , bought two sets of GE LP 12AX7 pair + RCA 12BH7 , that were vintage new and matched and switched the stock LA-2A tubes out.
Was there a difference?
I used a Neumann M 149 into an SPL Premium mic pre (which conveniently has two outputs per channel, (a cool parallel setup).
I have an old Groove Tubes 6TM mic with the PS1 Vacuum tube power supply. The mic end looks like the Groove Tubes EC7 cable in that it has a 7-pin connector. The power supply end looks like an 9-pin ADAT sync connector almost like a vga computer display connector. I am in need of the pin out configuration so that I can build one or a source to purchase one. Also does anyone have any ADAT 56-pin Elco to 1/4" snakes. I am in need of at least 2 and as many as 4. No luck from ebay or the usual suspects.
I have an orignal Fender Blues Deville 1993. I really need to replace all tubes, i dont really understand what my options to choose from are? can someone help?
I received an ART TPS II and would like to upgrade the tubes. Any suggestions?
Hey guys, I'm relatively new to the forum. I want to get better at recording, so I'm focusing on adding gear to round out my studio. Here's what I'm working with right now-
32-bit 3200+ amd pc running xp
Sonic Foundry Acid 6.0
M-Audio fasttrack USB interface
Art MP studio preamp
Logitech 2.1 speaker system
MXL condenser and Blue Encore 200 mic (oh man I love that mic)
I'm looking at upgrading two elements right now - my speakers and my preamp. I could use a new interface too, but that's another post. Anyway, here's my question-