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Best 6L6, V1/V2 for borderline clean /distn

7/29/2004 8:04 PM
Sonic Boom
Best 6L6, V1/V2 for borderline clean /distn
Guitar: Strat with EMG active pickups (high output)  
I play mostly clean and on the border of distorted / saturated. Love it when the harmonics and SLIGHT compression kicks in. Do not venture to far into distorted territory. Looking for advice on which tubes to place in V1 and V2 (ie 12Ay7,12Ay7 or 12Ay7, 12Ax7) or any other combo that excells at brilliant clear - clean / compressed notes with great harmonics.  
Same thing with the 6L6's. Some say tungsol 5881's are the definitive tubes for a deluxe whereas mook is high on Philips EGC 6L6. Are there any David Gilmour fans out there that catch my drift? - POWERFUL / CLEAN-COMPRESSED / ARTICULATE / CLEAR HUGE SOUND!!!!  
Thanks in advance!  
Sonic Boom

DD 5751's with Tung Sol 5881's. -- 7/29/2004 10:04 PM
Chris - CMW amps
one word: -- 7/30/2004 2:29 PM