WolfgangRegistry.com Forum Index
Forum dedicated to Van Halen Model Guitars
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Retubing 5150: Tube ?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    WolfgangRegistry.com Forum Index -> Brown Sound
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
eudslack45



Joined: 23 Apr 2009
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:58 pm    Post subject: Retubing 5150: Tube ? Reply with quote

I currently have JJ's and they sound a bit dark and dull. I want a hi-gain metal, tight, punching tone (think Bullet for My Valentine, As I Lay Dying, etc.)
I was thinking Tungsol 12ax7 in v1 and v2 then EH 12ax7 is all other spots for the preamps. Would this give me the tone I want???
Also, could you recommend some power tubes? Question
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
drolaw



Joined: 29 Sep 2008
Posts: 56
Location: San Antonio, TX

PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 12:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love JJ's but to each their own.

I don't believe a pre-amp tube can change your amps chacter so much as a pickup change. I would consider changing your pickups first. It's more expensive but it may be the trick that gets you where you want to be.

Generally speaking an amp has a certain charcter to it and changing tubes or types will draw more or less of the character that the amp designers intended it to have.

Have you thought about the pickup in your guitar? That can have a massive difference in the tone you get out of your amp. I have a SH-4 (JB) in my EBMM and it screws with no issues. I never have a problem cutting through the mix. I take the same setup with a darker guitar and the sound spectrum changes so much that I have problems cutting in a live mix.

What guitar are you using?
What is the current pickup in your guitar?

If you just want to experiment try EH tubes.

For Power tubes I like Ruby, JJ, and EH.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    WolfgangRegistry.com Forum Index -> Brown Sound All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
subRed style by ktauber