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RE: Recs for Tubes & tweaks for HH Scott gear

Honestly, nearly every Scott pre I have head just sounds too "vintage tubey" for my liking. But for some reason - not of my making - my Scott 355 tuner/pre just sounds better than any other Scott pre I have listened to. I don't specifically know why, but it had been re-capped before I got it, including caps in the signal path, and a handful of metal film replacement resistors. Haven't opened it in ages, was the early years of my DIY-ing, so I don't recall specifics.

Not sure if the tech was going for best sound or just updating it; it came with the crappiest Chinese '90s era 12AX7s I have ever heard. He had likely had harvested the original Teles.

I'm not much of a tube rolling, but those Chinese tubes forced me; my particular example sounds best with Tele smooth plates in the linestage section, and Mullards in the phono.

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