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Old 2004-05-31, 08:24
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Hi gain/power tubes

This thread may ave been done before, I don't know. I just bought a Peavey VTM 120 and it has 4 6L6GC tubes, and 4 smaller ones. The gain and distortion sucks. I figured you guys are good this this kind of stuff, I want to know what tubes will fit in place of the 6L6GC's and have alot of gain.
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Old 2004-05-31, 12:28
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Its the 4 small ones u replace if u want more gain.
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Old 2004-05-31, 13:35
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yeah, 6l6's are power tubes, the only way you get any good distortion out of them is to crank your amp to 10. so if you want more gain you want to replace the preamp tubes(12ax7's). even then the difference in the sound of your distortion won't be huge. but it will help. also if you want more gain, hi output pickups and/or some kind of tubescreamer o.d. pedal(for a gain boost) will help you drive your amp harder.

btw, why the hell did you buy that amp if you don't like the distortion?
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Old 2004-05-31, 13:37
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get some selected preamp tubes, if you want high gain, get the latest Sovtek 12ax7LPS's, highest gain there is, I have them myself and I can guarantee they've got loads of gain, but do get the selected ones, they select them on gain levels and microphonics, which do cost a bit more but is well worth it
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Old 2004-05-31, 13:59
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MXR 10 BAND EQUALIZER is nice if you want some gain, use high gain input also.
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Old 2004-05-31, 14:06
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get some selected preamp tubes, if you want high gain, get the latest Sovtek 12ax7LPS's, highest gain there is, I have them myself and I can guarantee they've got loads of gain, but do get the selected ones, they select them on gain levels and microphonics, which do cost a bit more but is well worth it


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Old 2004-05-31, 14:11
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hey, thats a good one 'Doctor Tube'
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Old 2004-05-31, 14:15
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def when hes 45.. http://eurotubes.com/
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Old 2004-05-31, 14:27
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Old 2004-05-31, 14:55
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that has got to be the coolest 5150 i've ever seen!
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Old 2004-05-31, 18:32
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Hell yeah man, JJ's rule. Is it possible to put KT88s in a 5150? If so does it take major modding? I want to try them cuz they are supposed to be some of THE bad-assed tubes.

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Old 2004-05-31, 19:34
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it would require a mod

http://eurotubes.com/euro-k.htm look down the page
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Old 2004-05-31, 19:50
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It doesn't really say what needs to be done. I mean I'm not in the market for a 5150ex, I just wanna pump mine up.

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The only mod you will need is abias switch, they are about $50.
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Old 2004-06-01, 09:57
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Yeah but you really should know quite a bit about high voltage electronics before doing anything to a tube amp. Even unplugged, you risk deadly ammounts of voltage. I'll pay $50, not my life.
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Old 2004-06-01, 13:07
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I did the bias mod fine, but i was VERY careful. I let the amp drain for 2 days, and i made sure not to hit the caps with the soldering iron... if i did then i would have some problems.
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Yeah, I know my electronics good enough to do it, but giving out the advice to try this yourself on this board (we dont exactly have the brightest people in the world) would probably end up in a few deaths. Just look how many posts there are about how to install an EMG!
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Old 2004-06-01, 13:19
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lmao! ok let me say one thing..


DONT TRY TO PERFORM ANY MODIFICATIONS ON YOUR AMPLIFIER UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO TAKE YOUR LIFE INTO YOUR OWN HANDS
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Old 2004-06-01, 23:30
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lmao! ok let me say one thing..


DONT TRY TO PERFORM ANY MODIFICATIONS ON YOUR AMPLIFIER UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO TAKE YOUR LIFE INTO YOUR OWN HANDS



I still dont think that is enough of a warning for people, specially as when mentioned about all the god damn EMG installation threads
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