New tube for AKG Solid Tube

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by Van_Hunter, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Van_Hunter

    Van_Hunter Guest

    We use an AKG Solid Tube in the studio as well as on stage and it just occured to me that I should perhaps have an extra tube just in case. My question is; does it matter what brand of tube I use? Can it make a diiference? Or should I just go to the music store and get any old 12AX7.
    Thanks in advance. Your expert advice is appreciated.
  2. Tenson

    Tenson Active Member

    Dec 17, 2003
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    Low level tubes like that rarely ware out. It would probably only break if it is physicaly damaged.

    If the 12AX7 is what it uses, I'd try to get a good quality one such as Mullard. Maybe you could even try a few and start 'tube rolling' when you want a slighly differant sound!
  3. Van_Hunter

    Van_Hunter Guest

    Thanks Tenson. Becaue we use it live I was kind of thinking if it got bumped when it was hot it might fail and then we'd have to go to a backup mic. I'd rather have the tube standing by.
    You say get a good quality tube like a Mullard and try rotating tubes. That sounds interesting. I just might learn something by doing that.

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