- Mar 4, 2019
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Glad you’re getting as much enjoyment out of it as I am. If you’ve come this far, you might want to try some different tubes - don’t get me wrong; the stock tubes are fine. But I usually retube most of my amps and do notice a difference. My preference are old RCA 12AX7s, but there are lots of options, depends on what you like. After, trying a few in different positions, I ended up with an RCA long black plate in V1 and short grey plates in V2 AND V3. I left the stock power tubes as I didn’t have any good EL34 on hand, and people seem to say good things about the JJ EL34s. The difference I heard in the V1 tube was that it sounded what I can only describe as more “lush” - less brittle, smoother breakup, richer.What you folks said pretty much nails and echos my sentiments exactly! While I've been just barely (and carefully) getting away with no attenuator through my 1965B cabinet, tonite I was just going over a few parts (quietly) with our new drummer (without the bass player) and instead of plugging in the attenuator, I simply turned the guitar volume (on a single coil Strat no less) way down and was amazed at the tones and response! Truly one of the more stellar amps I've ever used, in +55 years of Screechin' & Squawkin' with guitars through tube amps! There be magic in these SV20 amps!