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One of my earliest projects was a 'taste tester' line stage where I could quickly switch between various tube types. It was an interesting project and the details are in the link. However the results were what I think you need to be aware of. Basically, your amp preference may depend on the music you are playing.

And, no, I do not have a cunning solution to your stated problem.

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So the big question is whether you can actually hear differences between the various tubes. The answer is yes, which is not surprising. When I first started to get music to appear at the loudspeakers I quickly shuffled between the various tubes and immediately noticed differences. Gain levels vary, of course, so I needed to adjust the volume to do real comparisons. Actually, I found it works best to resist the temptation to flick around between the tube types. Certain tubes seemed to suit certain music and I seemed to be consistent in my tastes. If I put this in whisky terms, if it's really cold, wet and miserable outside, I prefer the peaty Islay types like Lagluvin and Laphroag. Otherwise if it's just plain wet, then Dalwhinnie works for me. If it's dry, then I prefer Ezra Brooks bourbon. If it's after dinner, then Pierre Ferrand cognac is the tipple of choice. Variation according to your needs is wonderful.




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