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Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by rockinforJesus, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. rockinforJesus

    rockinforJesus Gretschie

    Nov 7, 2014
    Upstate New York
    I finally got new tubes for my VOX amp. The Chinese ones in there have been fairly decent, but somewhat microphonic at times.
    Man, I think I had to remove like 48 screws, or something like that just to get to the tubes... ugh.
    As per a few recommendations here, I went with the JJ's. A matched set of EL84's, an ECC803S for V1, and ECC83's for V2 and V3.
    No earth shattering differences, but seems a bit smoother? So far, I like what I hear, but I'll report back after the honeymoon is over.
  2. LivingMyDream

    LivingMyDream Country Gent

    Sounds like a nice upgrade. I'll be looking forward to your next report.
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  3. rockinforJesus

    rockinforJesus Gretschie

    Nov 7, 2014
    Upstate New York
    Per your (?) previous recommendation, that 803S in V1 in addition to 83S's in V2 and the phase inverter positions seems to work well.
    JJ makes some good stuff. I did not notice any extra warmup time that you eluded to in your recent post though.
    Man, this VOX amp just keeps getting better. Good tubes + broken in speaker + quality pedals in the effects chain + good guitars = happiness. I almost bought a Fender amp just before I got this one. Glad I chose to go with VOX.
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  4. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Country Gent

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
    I'm glad to hear it worked out. I like the JJECC803S better than NOS/ANOS and many new production tubes.

    Fender make great amps too. But I have been using VOX for 30+ years, because of George & John's sounds from the early Beatles.
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  5. Fjrabon

    Fjrabon Gretschie

    Mar 7, 2017
    You can change the tubes only removing the very bottom panel, which I think is 6 screws.