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Word up?
Post by Sty1es on Feb 10th, 2004, 1:18pm

Hey guys,

I'm finally a part of the family. I just got my HR100+ today, and I'm loving it! The previous owner however, put Fender 6L6s in there, and I have no ida what they really are. I'm pretty sure I'm going to change them to KT66s. Any suggestions for preamp tubes as well? I have some JJs and EHs lying around, I'm probably gonna pop those in pretty soon.
Re: Word up?
Post by Leonardo on Feb 10th, 2004, 1:29pm

Congrats on the purchase. Great amp! grin

Regarding tubes, I think Fender buy tubes from Groove Tubes. Take a look on the Groove Tubes website to see exactly which ones you have in there.
I bought some RFT ECC83 to try on my HR50 (which had stock Soldano branded tubes -- probably Sovtek). To be honest I didn't notice much difference, be it on high gain or clean/crunch settings.
Let me know what you think of the EH and JJ tubes. Which tubes came with the amp?
Re: Word up?
Post by Sty1es on Feb 10th, 2004, 1:41pm

They're unmarked, so I really have no idea. Anyway, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna make the move for KT66s, I hear they have fatter midrange and tighter low end than 6L6s.

I'll definately let you know about the preamp tube change!
Re: Word up?
Post by TU BE on Feb 10th, 2004, 4:45pm

on Feb 10th, 2004, 1:18pm, Sty1es wrote:
Hey guys,

I'm finally a part of the family. I just got my HR100+ today, and I'm loving it! The previous owner however, put Fender 6L6s in there, and I have no ida what they really are. I'm pretty sure I'm going to change them to KT66s. Any suggestions for preamp tubes as well? I have some JJs and EHs lying around, I'm probably gonna pop those in pretty soon.


Hey Sty1es!!! It's great to see you here. This forum is growing quite nicely. Be sure and spread the word about it. grin

Congrats on your HR100+ . Welcome to the wonderful wolrd of "tone by Mike". smiley

Let us know how the KT66's work out for you if you decide to go that route.
Re: Word up?
Post by Sty1es on Feb 11th, 2004, 5:50pm

I'm pretty sure I'm going to load it up with KT-66s, the problem is finding them! A local store will sell me a matched Groove Tubes quad for $80. shocked That's alot for power tubes, I have yet to spend over $55 bucks on a matched quad, and that's the good quality SED ones too!
Re: Word up?
Post by Leonardo on Feb 11th, 2004, 6:12pm

You may want to contact Soldano if you want to have it modded. I'm pretty sure they still do custom mods, and I think they can make some kind of switchable XL mod or add a depth knob if you want.
Re: Word up?
Post by Sty1es on Feb 11th, 2004, 6:49pm

Hmmm....!!! grin shocked