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Superchamp X2 tubes

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by CapnMike, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. CapnMike

    CapnMike TDPRI Member

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    I bought one of these about 6 years ago and it’s never left my home. I don’t use it all that much. I feel like the distorted sounds are less clear than they once were although the clean tones still seem nice to my ear. The original tubes appear to glow a nice orange but I wonder if it’s time for some new tubes. Looking for suggestions before I go ahead and spring for new ones (tight budget here). Thanks
     
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  2. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity

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    I'd just go with JJ power tubes and a Mullard RI for the 12AX7. Some JJ 12AX7's makes things a bit less clean so avoid those.
     
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  3. northernguitar

    northernguitar Friend of Leo's

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    FWIW, I like to have a set of backup tubes, regardless of the wear on the present ones. If you can swing it, replace the tubes and keep the current ones for a replacement.
     
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