Amplifier Tube

Can I replace a feeding tube in a guitar amplifier tubes without consideration for existing power?

I just bought a vintage amp and it has 3 Mullard EL34, but it lacks the fourth. I read that if I get a quarter and not getting it matched it compete with the existing tubes. I might want to get a tube matched the fourth and the other 3 trials, but I want to turn the amp to ensure functioning properly as it is before investing in new tubes. Is it that I can play through it at low volumes with only 3 tubes and / or can I get away with putting a cheap EL34 in the empty slot to play for a while before getting the fourth Mullard adapted?

The Most audio products using high-end tubes require matched tubes for two reasons: 1. Sound quality 2. electronic reasons -. best case scenario the tube will be relatively close to incompatible tubes installed, and you have some distortion and poor sound quality - the worst case. scenario, the tube corresponding not to date will be out of specification with other tubes that lead to a lot of distortion, feedback, etc, and it will definitely be some other electronic components of the amplifier. Damage best advice - see if someone local who has a set of spare tubes you can borrow for your first test, then invest in a set of tubes adapted thereafter. If you want really cheap and not buying all four tubes, at least buy suitable pair, and replace two of them. They are usually used in pairs - but you'll need a diagram and an experienced person to tell you that both are coupled with each other.

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admin posted at 2009-2-17 Category: Guitar Amplifiers