OR50 Tubes Replacement

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cune93vit
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OR50 Tubes Replacement

Post by cune93vit » Fri May 26, 2017 1:46 pm

Hi!
I have to replace the Tubes on my Orange OR50H
What do you recommend?

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Re: OR50 Tubes Replacement

Post by a.hun » Fri May 26, 2017 4:30 pm

I recommend replacing the power valves only. Pream valves normally last several times longer than they do. ! only ever relace them single and only when needed! Not what you meant maybe, but what you got from me anyway. :wink:

What sort of power valves? Depends. What did you already have in the amp? Did you like them? Would you like to take the sounds / tonality any particular direction? Brighter, darker, more or less clean headroom?

Remember to have a tech re-bias the amp for the new power valves!


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Re: OR50 Tubes Replacement

Post by cune93vit » Wed May 31, 2017 9:50 am

Hi a.hun,
Thanks for your reply!
I have the stock tubes installed right now...
I don't know which valves orange uses on the or50 Stock head but I really Love the sound!
I was also looking for the svetlana winged c for the power valves
The preamp and the power tubes are 5 years old..
I really love a 70s brighter sound like Jimmy Page and I use it in overdrive, I hardly ever use the head set for a clean sound

Thanks!

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Re: OR50 Tubes Replacement

Post by kars0747 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:09 pm

My ad50 had ruby tubes in and I guess yours would too. It said Orange on the tubes but when I ordered Ruby Tubes they looked exactly the same
Les Paul, Orange AD50 CS, ppc 212 ob with 3ow green back heritage (g12h 30) and a greenback (g12m), Boss tuner, Cry Baby, Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress, T-Rex replica and the orange sustain pedal

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Re: OR50 Tubes Replacement

Post by Les Paul Lover » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:20 pm

kars0747 wrote:
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:09 pm
My ad50 had ruby tubes in and I guess yours would too. It said Orange on the tubes but when I ordered Ruby Tubes they looked exactly the same
Ruby's valves are simply rebranded valves, just like the Orange. If they look exactly the same outside / inside, they probably are the same, just they aren't ruby per say.
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Re: OR50 Tubes Replacement

Post by kars0747 » Fri Jun 09, 2017 10:58 pm

Got it. Mine from Ruby are called EL34BSTR and I think they are Shuanyangs?? or something from China?
Les Paul, Orange AD50 CS, ppc 212 ob with 3ow green back heritage (g12h 30) and a greenback (g12m), Boss tuner, Cry Baby, Electro Harmonix Electric Mistress, T-Rex replica and the orange sustain pedal

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