Re: ECC83 tube
- From: Dave Curtis <dbaudiotech@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 09:43:59 -0400
On Fri, 30 Oct 2009 19:50:39 -0400, adam79 <adam79@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm working on getting that picture of the tube. The only camera I have
is the 2 mega-pixel on my cell phone, which isn't that high quality; I'm
trying to find a better camera.
Lights. Use 'em to light the subject. Brightly. Don't get so close
that it doesn't focus; it's much better to crop a focused pic. Don't
move when the shutter opens. We'll probably get enough detail to ID
I've been looking at Telefunken ECC83s.
What is your opinions on the ribbed vs. smooth plate Telefunkens? I've
also seen Telefunken ECC83 tubes made by Marantz.
"Made for Marantz" Yeah, that's the ticket. I'd have to dig out my
Telefunken box, but I think all of mine are smooth plate. Some are
labeled Dynaco. They're great for cleans; I use 'em in my VT22 (I
even found a 12DW7). I'll be using that for bass tomorrow night.
They're not as nice-sounding as Mullards for distortion. Some say the
old Bejing-production "Silver Specials" are even better in that
I've also been looking
at Mullard ECC83 and EL34s.. the brands of Mullards I've seen for sale
are Fisher and Heath for ECC83 (one of the Fishers is "Copper") and RCA
EL34 xf2 "Dual Copper Posts."
If you've got a Marshall, you should have at least one good Mullard in
the gain hole (furthest from the power tubes).