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Anbody find a triode switch useful?


 
6/1/2004 11:28 PM
Foshizzle Anbody find a triode switch useful?
Seems to me that all a triode switch does in a pentode amp is make the sound darker. Why do that? I like that bright snappy sound. Anybody ever put a triode switch in their amp and then use it a lot?  
 
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6/2/2004 12:11 AM
hasserl
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Eh, I put one in a SE 6V6 amp. It not only lowers the output but also changes the character, makes it a bit darker with less distortion. It's a nice alternative, but I really don;t use it much. I like the pentode character much more!
 
 
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6/2/2004 12:46 AM
Mark Lavelle
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quote:
"Eh, I put one in a SE 6V6 amp. It not only lowers the output but also changes the character, makes it a bit darker with less distortion. It's a nice alternative, but I really don;t use it much. I like the pentode character much more!"
Ha! I did the same in a P-P 6V6 and also rarely use the triode mode. It's probably just the lowered power, but it's always sounded wimpier, to me...
 
6/2/2004 2:17 AM
Dan
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I use the Triode mode all the time. It lowers the output so I can get more power amp distorion at a lower volume level. Also, it keeps my house at peace because it is less loud. It is very easy to compensate for the added darkness... I take my shades off. :-) Actually, I just flip on the bright switch.
 
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