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Sandwell
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What Tubes came stock in the Rocker 30?

Post by Sandwell » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:17 pm

I replaced all the tubes in my Rocker 30 head a few years ago when the output tubes went downhill. I chucked the stock tubes without looking at what they were. I'm a lot more interested in tubes than I was back then and was wondering what came stock with the amp?
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Re: What Tubes came stock in the Rocker 30?

Post by satchmodog » Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:04 pm

All my Orange amps either came with JJs or Rubys and my understanding is Ruby are just rebranded JJ valves.

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Re: What Tubes came stock in the Rocker 30?

Post by Les Paul Lover » Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:51 pm

At the start I believe they were shipped with EH 6AC7, then JJ EL34.

I've had JJ EL34 and Tung Sol EL34 in mine, both ace.
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Re: What Tubes came stock in the Rocker 30?

Post by Sandwell » Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:33 am

Les Paul Lover wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:51 pm
At the start I believe they were shipped with EH 6AC7, then JJ EL34.

I've had JJ EL34 and Tung Sol EL34 in mine, both ace.
Thanks, would they have come with matching brand preamp tubes?

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Re: What Tubes came stock in the Rocker 30?

Post by Ronnie Robinson » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:15 am

Definitely... Frequency Chinese valves or PM valves but I've also seen JJ pre-amp tubes.

JJ power tubes frequency come in Orange amps.
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Re: What Tubes came stock in the Rocker 30?

Post by Andy H. » Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:15 am

Sandwell wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:33 am
Les Paul Lover wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:51 pm
At the start I believe they were shipped with EH 6AC7, then JJ EL34.

I've had JJ EL34 and Tung Sol EL34 in mine, both ace.
Thanks, would they have come with matching brand preamp tubes?
Mine came with the EH 6CA7 power valves, but JJ preamps. (2006 amp from memory.) Mixing and matching brands is fine, especially in the preamp. Best to stick to one type of power valve though and try to get them reasonably closely performance matched.

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Re: What Tubes came stock in the Rocker 30?

Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:40 pm

Andy H. wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 2:15 am
Sandwell wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:33 am
Les Paul Lover wrote:
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:51 pm
At the start I believe they were shipped with EH 6AC7, then JJ EL34.

I've had JJ EL34 and Tung Sol EL34 in mine, both ace.
Thanks, would they have come with matching brand preamp tubes?
Mine came with the EH 6CA7 power valves, but JJ preamps. (2006 amp from memory.) Mixing and matching brands is fine, especially in the preamp. Best to stick to one type of power valve though and try to get them reasonably closely performance matched.

Andy.

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How are your OR120 and R30? Still keeping you entertained?
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Re: What Tubes came stock in the Rocker 30?

Post by Andy H. » Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:30 am

Les Paul Lover wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 10:40 pm

Hello Andy!!!
Nice to read you! Hope life is treating you well!
How are your OR120 and R30? Still keeping you entertained?
Doing okay thanks. Those guys aren't getting used as much as I'd like I'm afraid. Mainly carting lightweight bass gear, having to watch the old back. Still love the Orange gear dearly, but the one I mostly dig out is the Bax Bangeetar! LOL

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