Pairing a great tube with a great amplifier is the key recipe in anyone’s audio tone. Do different tubes really make much of a difference in your sound? How can you identify what tubes go with which amp? What’s the difference between an EL34 and a 6L6? We’ve put together this reference guide to introduce you to some of the basic differences between some of the classic tubes and their classic sounds.
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What’s our favorite amp?
It’s the Bravo Audio Ocean! Read our full review here!