Hi everyone, I am writing --out of curiosity-- to see what sorts of preamp tubes folks use in their Fender Deluxe or Deluxe Reverb amps. Please list the valve slot, what you use there, and why you like it (or what you don't like about it). And since it's TDPRI, let's all presuppose that we're playing telecasters through them Mine is a 65 DRRI (which I realize is not the same as those of you who have vintage Deluxes from the Golden Age, but nonetheless...) v. 1: (1st gain stage for channel 1): vacant - I don't use the normal channel, and I like the extra gain the vacant spot lends to channel 2. v. 2: (1st gain stage for ch. 2): Tungsram ECC83/12AX7 - I really like these tubes. They sound very "direct" to me (I'm not exactly sure what that means or how best to describe it) and are good in the mids and bass, while the treble is not harsh. v. 3: (reverb driver): Mullard ECC81/12AT7 - makes the reverb sound great, just like this tube is supposed to v. 4: (2nd gain stage for channel 2 and reverb recovery): RFT ECC83/12AX7 - thickens the tone of the amp a bit and darkens it a bit as well, thus taking out any harshness; the overdrive on these tubes is fantastic--sort of Marshall-like smooth. v. 5: (tremolo): JJECC83 - just to run the tremolo, even though I don't use the tremolo on the amp; I think that my Voodoo Labs 4-knob tremolo pedal is better. v. 6: (phase inverter): Mullard CV4024 - this tube is fantastic. Gives the whole thing a great vibe and attitude. Anybody interested in sharing? I'm always curious to see if I can get anything more out of my amp. I don't want to miss anything!