- Sep 22, 2020
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Agree w pulsonicsound about dropping a proper vintage Mullard in V1. That will make the most significant improved tonal impact w tubes. For power tubes, I’ve had good luck w JJ’s, especially in the higher voltage Marshall’s.I wouldn’t bother running vintage power valves unless your really cranking the amp
Get a Blackburn made Mullard ECC83 for V1 and your good to go
Respectfully ignore suggestions about modding a ‘69 Super Bass. Definitely a different beast from your 1987. Much more headroom with the Super Bass, where the 50 Lead was designed to break up much sooner. And total midrange focused, where SB has a broader dynamic range. Start with mid knob on 10 and Bass on 0 then adjust from there. For gain, just wind it out btw 8-10.
If you want a little more top end clarity at lower cleaner settings, an easy non-evasive mod is to put a 100pf bright cap across Vol 1, if it’s not there already.
A Super Bass w Hot Plate into Pulsonics with P-90’s straight in. My kind of player.