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    My Crate BV-6212 has never had the tubes replaced. It's about 4 years old. It gets used a fair amount, not a whole lot. I've read in the owners manual that the stock 6L6 tubes can be replaced w/ EL34's to give it a more "British" sound with sooner/more controllable distortion. I interpret this to mean a more "Marshall" sound, which is what I desire. Also, it has a noticeable hum that won't balance out with the little pot on the back of the amp. Any ideas? Possibly pre-amp tubes? Maybe power tubes? All of the tubes are easily accessible, how dangerous is it to replace the pre-amp tubes? It also says that the power tubes bias automatically. Do the pre-amp tubes have to be biased? I'm a pretty bright guy & have my share (and someone else's) of common sense and am right handy w/ most anything if I've got a little decent insight, I've just never done this before. Any comments are welcome.

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    Tribb,
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    Tribb,
    Please close this topic. I posted it again insuch a way that it actually got a couple responses. Two of which were from you. Thanks.

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    No problem.

 

 

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