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5AR4 verses 5V4

8/13/1999 3:53 AM
5AR4 verses 5V4
I just blackfaced a 73 DR and was going to put in a NOS gz34/5ar4 as a rectifier tube but found I didn't have any. My books cross to a 5V4. I put it in and found my plate voltages running at 420 with the bias around 22 to 23. I was wondering what the the difference is between the two tubes? I notice a cleaner sound almost a fender twin sound in this amp. Can this be attributed to the 5V4? Thanks in advance.  

John Stokes They are similar. The 5AR4 can han... -- 8/13/1999 4:04 AM