James-Italy Posted November 15, 2003 Share Posted November 15, 2003 Granted I'm no Myles! Myles has forgotten more than I'd ever dream of knowing about amps. I wouldn't presume to step into his territory, I just thought it might be interesting for some of you folks to listen to a couple different tubes in the same THD Univalve. I'm such a novice that things like plate voltage and biasing goes straight over my head. I just listen for tone. Even if I don't have local access to Myles, the internet keeps us connected! Anyway, like I was saying to Kev in the other thread (didn't want to hijack that one too much), you have to remember that these are sound samples using the exact same guitar, amp settings, cab, and mic and miking position. I recorded them all one right after another so there should be no differences at all. I recorded straight from the SM57 to the Yamaha AW16G then popped them all in Sonar 3 so I could easily adjust the levels and convert to midi. Oh, and that shitty guitarist is always the same... me. I'm using a '03 LP Goldtop with Fillmore pickups (uncovered), all clips are with the bridge pup and vol/tone on 10. Remember that the guitarist!, guitar, volume & tones, cabs, mic, mic placement etc etc all have a large impact on the sound. I would have fiddled with the settings for the tubes other than the 6V6, but that wouldn't be good for straight tube comparison. I added no reverb or delay- this is exactly what the mic picked up. I used 2 Philips JAN AT7WC pre-amp tubes. I've been shying away from the grit of the ECC83's (12AX7) lately. The files came out larger than I wanted- sorry about that for dialup guys. I put everything here as a link, hopefully that will help. First the background: My Amp Rack Mic Placement on the 1x12 Engl Cab 6V6 vs EL84 Univalve Settings 6V6/EL84 6V6 RCA 6V6GT/G NOS black EL84 JJ Tesla in a Yellow Jacket 6L6 vs EL34 Univalve Settings for the EL34/6L6 EL34 Stock tube that came with the Univalve 6L6EH JTM45 (just for comparison) JTM45 Settings w/18db Attenuation from SE100 JTM45 New Baby- VHT Pitbull Fifty/CL Head VHT photo VHT Red Channel VHT Green Channel VHT Red Channel with VHT 2x12 cab VHT Red Channel with boost on and VHT cab (just diddling) Kev- listen to the last sound clip at the 55 second mark to hear the out-of-phase middle position on the Goldtop. Quack! Quack! Let me know what you guys think! My Gear My Attempts at Music Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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