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Old 18th August 2005, 07:07 PM   #1
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Question preamp tubes change

Ill like to know if I can change the preamp tubes of my amp without doing any chage in the schematic. The amp uses the ecc83 and I gould like to try the ecc82.

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Old 18th August 2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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These two tubes are very, very different.
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Old 18th August 2005, 08:34 PM   #3
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This is an excellent and easy swap as long as you never plan to turn on the preamp again. A more challenging swap to octal tubes will require a mallet and duct tape.

Or you could play it safe at look for another substitution here:

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Old 19th August 2005, 05:44 PM   #4
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Ive been reading arround and many peoples say that the change can be done, in a expert page its said that the change can be done but that it doesnt allays work.

* means appropriate for parallel filament circuits
# means may not work in all circuits
Preamp and driver tube substitutions:

12AX7 (high gain dual triodes with pinout 9A)
12AD7* 12DT7 7729
12AU7# 5751* B339
12AU7A# 5751WA* B759
12AX7 6057 CV4004
12AX7A 6681 E83CC
12AX7WA 6L13 ECC803
12BZ7* 7025 ECC83
12DF7 7025A M8137
12DM7* 7494
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