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    stugotz74

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    Join date : 2015-04-21

    Replacement Tubes

    Post by stugotz74 on Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:32 am

    Hi all,

    I was having horrible popping and crackling with my brand new GM36. As suggested i shipped it to Yorkville (the H&K Distributor in NY). Mike and James were awesome! i shipped it up there. They determined the 4 power tubes were faulty, replaced them, tested thoroughly and sent back. I've been using it for a week now and its back to the way it was when i bought it!!!! Smile

    The EL84's look to be TAD type. I think they have a nicer tone than the originals! This was all done under warranty. Quite happy its back up and running!
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    gravydb

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    Location : PA

    Re: Replacement Tubes

    Post by gravydb on Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:45 pm

    Most excellent!!!!!! Nice that you got a tube upgrade out of it!

    stugotz74

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    Re: Replacement Tubes

    Post by stugotz74 on Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:12 pm

    Indeed. I'll probably order up the pre amp tubes just so they are all TAD
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    bordonbert

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    Location : Southern England

    Re: Replacement Tubes

    Post by bordonbert on Tue Jul 07, 2015 2:59 pm

    Good to hear someone reporting a positive experience. That's not because they are so rare, just that the only ones you hear about are the negatives. Long live the silent majority, my evening is a little brighter!
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    namklak

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    Re: Replacement Tubes

    Post by namklak on Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:54 pm

    Yay! Glad to see H&K back up their product - and another happy GM36 user.
    It is my only partially knowledgeable understanding the TAD is not really a brand, just a distributor that tests tubes and slaps their name on them. Most - well all that I've dealt with test their tubes before selling them. I suggest buying a couple of JJs, EHs, Sovteks, etc, and play with them - they do all sound subtly different. Also try a 5751 in place of a 12AX7 in V1/2 position.

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