Marshall ECC83 tubes

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  1. kbaird

    kbaird New Member

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    I have a marshall studio that has a couple
    Marshall ECC83 tubes with white lettering.

    Looks Like this on the tube..

    Marshall
    ECC 83

    Are they a rebranded chinese or russian?
    Any chance the are original for the amp?

    Thanks.
     
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    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    if they're Marshall brand then it's pretty likely that they're originals. get some pix up please that'll help. I'm pretty sure mine were russin though as the power tubes matched the crappy Svetlanas to a T that i had.
     
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    Salsg Well-Known Member

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    Shuguang Chinese
     
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    surface54 Well-Known Member

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    which i may add is in v1 of my DSL and is a very fine sounding tube
     
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    thetragichero New Member

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    how old is your amp?
    my dsl came from the previous owner with all marshall-branded preamp tubes and they're EI from yugoslavia
     
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    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    mine's a 2009 MLB and i'm 99% sure the power section are the crappy Svetlanas. The pre's i don't know though.
     
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    IME the Marshall-branded ECC83's are just new production Sovteks.
     
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    How are you sure they are the crappy Svetlanas? Do the have punched plates like this:

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    or the welded/spot welded plates like this:

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    Alot of DSL amp came with the second picture el34s which and winged c tubes.
     
  9. kbaird

    kbaird New Member

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    Working on photos, threw out back moving furniture.
    If they are original they could be twenty years old.
     
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    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    the latter. because they look identicle and sound like my quad of crappy Svets.I at least didn't like them anyway.
     
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    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    the svets i had were gnarly and loose w flatulant lows.
     
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    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    i thought my pre's were russian,ty,and to be fair, they weren't crappy, they were sturdy and solid just "crappy" for what i do and like. i'm sure alot of people like them for their applications. They were just my PERSONAL least favorite out of all the tubes i've had. I even liked the GTEL34's that my old V3 had better though they were dry and tight which alot of classic oriented players would probably hate. now i'm in a middle ground as far as taste in tone. i want the "full package" i like classic tone and modern PLAYING which is why i got the DSL. Hoenstly now i have reached a point with regard to my playing that i can find a useable tone with any setup if needed which i like. I'm not amazing at all but, i am confident enough to know that i can usualy do what a song needs and to me that's important. I may have to re evaluate the Svets too though as at that point i LIKED my old V3 and now i wouldn't use it to save my life unless i were PAID to,lol.
     
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    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    Yeah i don't KNOW that they are any tube type other than ecc83/12ax7's and EL34's but, they really sound close to the svets i had and didn't care for at the time."crappy" is probably an unfair term.
     
  14. kbaird

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    [​IMG]

    Here they are.

    Thanks.
     
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    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    mine're different. ecc83 vlve-00055 WK17/08
     
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    from the dutch marshall importer:

     
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    looks like EI's
     
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    diesect20022000 Well-Known Member VIP Member

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    cool ty.:)
     
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    ken361 Well-Known Member

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    there NOT chinese!
     
  20. kbaird

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    You think? How old?

    Thanks.
     

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