Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier - Tube Kit

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Select tubes for your Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier. Series 1 cannot use EL34's.

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Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier - Tube Kit

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Metal -

Our "metal" amp tube kit is designed to produce richer, thicker, and darker tones.  You have the choice between Ruby 6L6's or EL34's, it includes a "high gain" preamp tone kit.  The Ruby 6L6GCMSTR's give you articulate distortion or the Ruby EL34BSTR will give you a "wall of sound" and the attack and response needed in metal.  Our preamp tone kit is all high gain, designed so you can push your amp and is as follows:

V1 - Tung-Sol 12AX7 (High Gain)

V2 - Ruby 12AX7ACZ(JJ) HG (High Gain)

V3 - Ruby 12AX7AC4 HG (High Gain)

V4 - Ruby 12AX7AC4 HG (High Gain)

V5 - Sovtek 12AX7 LPS (High Gain)




 

 

Rock / Hard Rock -

Our "rock" amp tube kit is designed to produce richer, smooth, fuller bodied tones.  You have a choice between 6L6GC's or EL34's. The Tung-Sol EL34B's have a smooth, almost 6L6 like distortion.
We recommend the Tung-Sol 12AX7 in V1 - it will give the clean channel a three dimensional sound.  Placing the Penta 12AX7 in V2 and V3 will give your modern vintage gain channels a little more character.  Our preamp tone kit will give you the flexability needed in rock, and is as followed:

V1 - Tung 12AX7

V2 - JJ ECC83 

V3 - Ruby 12AX7AC4 HG or Ruby 7025SS HG

V4 - Ruby 12AX7AC4 HG or Ruby 7025SS HG

V5 - Sovtek 12AX7 LPS



Customer Reviews

Whole different amp! Review by Jeremy
Installed the Metal tube preamp set in my single recto. AWESOME. it came with a full set of Mesa Russian (EH) tubes- it was thin & fizzy. Doug's tube set is a must to get heavy sounds out of the amp! Couple notes I found after lots of rolling. First, I could really go either way for the Tung Sol in V1 & JJ in V2 vs. swapping the two. The JJ in V1 produces a killer, dark angry tone but I think the TS in V1 with it's slight edge may cut through a mix better. May play with this some more, glad I have both on hand now. Second, I personally ended up with a Mullard in the PI because I wanted to darken & heavy the tone up just a little more than the LPS was doing for me. I'm very happy with the kit, but if you're looking for just a little more darkness you may want to go this way as well. I have a Diavlo head that preferred the LPS in the PI (it's a dark amp to start with) so it's all good. Thanks! (Posted on 3/10/16)
solo 50 rock Review by matt
Tubes work perfect. All tubes had the testing data on them and the amp sounds great. Thanks. (Posted on 4/25/13)
TAD 6l6's + Mesa Metal Tone Kit Review by Adam
Just put these tubes in. Sounds great, very, very, clear and as said above articulate.
I haven't played with a drummer yet, but I imagine I'll have no problem cutting through even the heaviest hitters.
The lows are really tight and clear. Chords don't mud up when tuned down.

These definitely have a lot more "grit" compared to the stock mesa tubes.
Cleans are spanky.

Overall pretty stoked.
Thanks man! (Posted on 1/5/13)
Single Rectifier metal kit Review by Rafael
Just put Doug's Tubes metal tube kit for my Mesa Boogie Single Rectifier, biased it accordingly for the power tubes (40ma per power tube).... plugged in my guitar..... BAAAM!!! My amp is TIGHT!!!!! Hear that monster GROWL!! Awesome selection of preamp/power amp tubes. It is very articulate, highs are controlled, LOUD!

Thanks

Rafael (Posted on 7/24/12)

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