I finally got my garage sale tubes tested out , thanks bigshutterbug ! I rolled in some EH 6L6's in place of my EH EL34's to compare . About as close to apples-to-apples as I can get .
I am asking if there is a tube that combines the characteristics of these two tubes ? I like the warmth , body and bass of the EL34's and the top end , detail and air of the 6L6's . Is there something that would have all of these characteristics in one tube ? Yes , I want it all !
For 12au7 using Westinghouse 1959 BP , Amperex 12au7 1956 foil D getter, a Sylvania 5814a from 1955, have you tryed 5814? I have some 5 star I think GE or RCA. This is with my TC pre, I use Mullard too.