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  • Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

    tone, microphonics, gain etc.
    Peavey Wolfgang(USA) EBMM pickups
    Meanstreet Exile (Wolfgang Copy) evh set
    Sterling AX40 stock (Fender Wolfgang bridge/AN neck)
    Epiphone LP Special w/JB
    Rouge P Bass SD Quarter Pounders
    Epiphone Acoustic with seymour woody
    1984 Marshall JCM 800 4010 Voodoo Modded w/EVH Greenback
    Peavey 6505+ combo

  • #2
    Re: Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

    I dont think Ruby makes their own tubes.. they're just relabeled and hand picked/tested tubes.

    I've never tried the Ruby tubes.. but used and do own Highgain graded EH12ax7s. I tell you, those things have all the gain a person will need. They have sorta of a crunchy sound to them.. sorta marshally since they're rich in the High-mid type tone, but not lacking on the low end either.


    Good luck!
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    • #3
      Re: Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

      Ok
      Peavey Wolfgang(USA) EBMM pickups
      Meanstreet Exile (Wolfgang Copy) evh set
      Sterling AX40 stock (Fender Wolfgang bridge/AN neck)
      Epiphone LP Special w/JB
      Rouge P Bass SD Quarter Pounders
      Epiphone Acoustic with seymour woody
      1984 Marshall JCM 800 4010 Voodoo Modded w/EVH Greenback
      Peavey 6505+ combo

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      • #4
        Re: Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

        Originally posted by Duke of Metal
        I dont think Ruby makes their own tubes.. they're just relabeled and hand picked/tested tubes.

        !
        Neither does EH. Sovtek makes the EH tubes.
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        • #5
          Re: Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

          voodoo uses ruby and the sound of the ampis perfect to my ears. I guess they used those tube to voice it so I may just get Ruby
          Peavey Wolfgang(USA) EBMM pickups
          Meanstreet Exile (Wolfgang Copy) evh set
          Sterling AX40 stock (Fender Wolfgang bridge/AN neck)
          Epiphone LP Special w/JB
          Rouge P Bass SD Quarter Pounders
          Epiphone Acoustic with seymour woody
          1984 Marshall JCM 800 4010 Voodoo Modded w/EVH Greenback
          Peavey 6505+ combo

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          • #6
            Re: Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

            there are only a few factorys that make tubes, couple in old soviet countrys, couple in china, couple european. thats it as far as i know.
            everybody buys their tubes from the same places and then tests and matches them according to their own standards.

            sovtek and jj are two factorys that sell their own brand

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            • #7
              Re: Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

              IMO, the pre tubes to buy are the GT12AX7C, JJ ECC803S, and Sovtek 12AX7LPS.

              Those are the "NOS" of today, and are just as good as anything ever made.
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              • #8
                Re: Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

                I'll give you my standard response to a tube question. It's a subjective thing, so I'll give you a link to place that I find informative and let you be the judge.

                http://www.thetubestore.com/
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                • #9
                  Re: Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

                  can't go wrong with what gearjoneser said ! i have sovtek lps's in my soldano and i had GT 12ax7-C's in my other soldano and both smoke ! i will be checking out the gt-c's in my avenger soon . i have yet to try the new JJ 803''s but they should be cool as well . and alot cheaper than NOS
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                  • #10
                    Re: Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

                    I haven't tried an all-tube amp with those. I used 'em in my Valvestates cuz they seemed to last longer though.

                    Personally i prefer GT12AX7Rs and JJ's.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

                      I like the EH 12AX7's. I have those in my Marshall right now. They definitely tighten things up and sound really good when overdriven.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

                        Too general a question. Specify which tubes.

                        Certain amps like certain tubes. There is no specific formula without buying some and trying them. One man's horrible sound is another beautiful sound.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

                          Originally posted by Duke of Metal
                          I dont think Ruby makes their own tubes.. they're just relabeled and hand picked/tested tubes....
                          This is correct.

                          I used Ruby Tubes as well as Magic Parts Speakers exclusively until they started acting like pricks and filed their BS suit against Paul Ruby Amplification ove rht use of the name. A local dealer has also dropped them from their sortiment, and www.tubeampdoctor.com , formerly a Ruby Distributor, now selects and grades themselves for the same reason, and yes the matching system is compatible

                          Ever since they didf that, they´ve been on my boycot list, together with every company that uses their stuff out of the box such as Voodoo.... And it seems that Mesa Engineering also is affiliated with Ruby Tubes through their licensing out of Rubys matching system, which if proven will instantly turn me into an Ex-Mesa user and drum up more work for Jeff Seal
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                          • #14
                            Re: Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

                            None of the above- I use Phillips NOS 12ax7 JAN, or GT12AX7M
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                            • #15
                              Re: Ruby vs EH preamp tubes

                              Originally posted by Reckless Abandon
                              voodoo uses ruby and the sound of the ampis perfect to my ears. I guess they used those tube to voice it so I may just get Ruby
                              They Also use EH
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