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  1. tmingle

    DSL20CR Speaker Inquiry

    I tried a WGS VET30 & ET-65 in my 40CR & preferred the stock V-type by quite a bit. I replaced the 70/80 in my original 40C with a V-type as well.
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    well there goes the old rockman headphone amp

    I was 14 at the time, I'm 62 now & ear training is an ever developing skill. Tuners were really expensive back then & I am glad they were. . I do wish I would have learned to read music when I was younger.
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    well there goes the old rockman headphone amp

    I learned to tune with a pitch pipe. I tuned the G string from the pipe & tuned the rest off the G string. I tried to tune them all from the pipe & could never get it right(I was playing for about 3 months at the time.) When the piano guy came to service my mothers piano, he checked the pipe...
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    Any love for the old JCM2000 DSL 401 combo?

    That was 1 of the issues I had with mine. The MV pot failed & red plated 2 of the tubes.
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    Power tubes

    I use 1 of the JohnH attenuators set at -7db with my Helix & DSL40CR. This allows me to run the MV1 & MV2 at 5 or above & control the overall volume with my Helix volume knob. I am thrilled with this setup & IMO you do not need a Power Station
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    Any love for the old JCM2000 DSL 401 combo?

    I had a '99 DSL401. The board needed the solder joints redone after about 6 months. I fixed it 6-7 times while I had it. A great deal on a DSL40C came up & the DSL401 went. I don't miss the 401 at all.
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    Tube Hall Monday how did I do for $100?

    Don't sell those EI's short, I swapped the EI pre & power tubes out of my DSL401 & it was never the same.
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    Marshall Dsl40 And Midi

    This works like a champ with the Helix. Thanks
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    Ridiculou$

    My DSL40CR was $799 IIRC. This shit is gonna push more beginner guitarists toward modeling.
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    DSL40C tube swap rabbit hole

    IIRC, C74 is the DSL40CR version of C19. There is a place on the PCB, but it is not installed.
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    DSL40C tube swap rabbit hole

    I have both the 40C(collecting dust at the moment )& the 40CR. I removed C19 from my 40C & immediately reconnected it. Too dull! I actually added a 330pf bright cap(C74 if IRCC) & definitely preferred the tone. I have rolled tubes in both amps & can hear no difference. Perhaps my 62yo ears...
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    Rolling Tubes in a high gain amp environment....

    I have done similar testing with my DSL40, 40CR & DSL1C & recall doing the same with my Studio 15 many years ago. I came to the same conclusion, I cannot hear any difference. I have had CP tubes that I did not like, but they most likely faulty tubes. I am considering selling off my old tubes...
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    Bad News Tubes: 3/11/2022

    I've had good luck with the TAD's in my DSL40C. I must have hit a bad batch of JJ's a couple years back. I went thru 2 sets in less than 6 months. They started to turn gray inside the glass & would arc ocassionally.
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    Bad News Tubes: 3/11/2022

    I watched Pete's video twice. Can anyone hear any difference between the the two?
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    Bad News Tubes: 3/11/2022

    I received the quad of GT's today. $25 a tube.
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    Bad News Tubes: 3/11/2022

    I like them as well.
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    Bad News Tubes: 3/11/2022

    I placed an order the other day & it was cancelled.
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    Bad News Tubes: 3/11/2022

    In the last few years, when going out to see local bands play, the vast majority of the younger guitar players I speak with have never played thru a tube amp. The older players are sick of lugging them around. Hell, Metallica uses the AXE FX live I believe.
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    Bad News Tubes: 3/11/2022

    Amazon. I ordered a quad of GT EL-34's on the same order & they have shipped. I don't know where these 2 brands are(were) actually made though. The GT's are now out of stock as well. I have a bad feeling that we are near the end for tubes. Electro Harmonix , etc. will analyze if the ROI of...
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    Bad News Tubes: 3/11/2022

    We're writing to inform you that your order has been canceled. We're sorry for the inconvenience this has caused. In most cases, you pay for items when we ship them to you, so you won't be charged for items that are canceled.*


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