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    Does anybody hear know what brand of tubes the 5150 Amp takes? I put SOv techtubes in a year ago and am not really happy with the sound.
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    I'm no expert, there are others on this forum who know tons more than I do, but I do own and play a 5150 head. The 5150 takes 12AX7 type tubes in the preamp - 5 of them - and 6L6 type tubes in the power amp section - 4 of them. I have EH 12AX7's in the preamp and Sovtek 5881 in the power amp. I know a lot of people here like JJ tubes. There are a lot of brands out there, so it really takes a lot of experimentation to find a combination that you are happy with, which can also be rather costly. I'm pretty happy with my combination of tubes, but I don't have a lot of experience to use as a reference point. I bought my head about 6 months ago and only changed the tubes once. I don't have a lot of extra money to be swapping out tubes and experimenting, so I have to go with what I've got. I'm sure others could talk about their experiences with tubes and give you a lot more info.

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    If your 5150 is'll be very happy using JJ's. Get the ecc83s in the preamp, and the 6l6gc in the power amp section.

    If it's modded...most likely you'll know what you want to run in it yourself.

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