Newb! Seeking input on new tubes...

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Newb! Seeking input on new tubes...

Postby m3tr1k on Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:39 pm

Hello all,

Noob to electribe-forums, please be gentle!

Over time, I've become somewhat of a Korg fanboy -- by no conscious effort, either. I've always been interested in their innovation, I suppose. Currently, my hardware consists of:

EMX-1
ESX-1
Zero4
KM-2
PadKontrol

In addition to some software and various midi controllers (keyboard, Nintendo DS).

I'm currently most interested in finding some new tubes for the electribes -- any and all input on this welcome! On my search I found Ruso's posts on the Korg forums, ultimately pointing me here.

I love jungle/dnb, jazz, punk rock, and classical music. I'm trained in Jazz/Classical trumpet, I'm still learning guitar, piano and drums, and I've been a jungle dj since I care to recall :P
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Re: Newb! Seeking input on new tubes...

Postby StellarJay[aka Ruso] on Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:18 pm

Hey bro,

Welcome aboard!

This is probably the most commonly asked question on this forum.

I personally recommend getting a pair of MATCHED EC803-S tubes from euro-tubes.com for the EMX-1. These have a very smooth organic and metalic feel to them which makes the overdrive knob really sing on dnb basslines.

Since the ESX has no overdrive button and lacks clean distortion capabilities, I would go with a pair of MATCHED EC83-S. They are shorter plated tubes which allows for a bit more CLEAN distortion to come through and gives a bit of punch to the ESX.
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Re: Newb! Seeking input on new tubes...

Postby m3tr1k on Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:48 pm

Nice one Ruso!

Thanks for the tip, sorry to ask a redundant question. I blame work, no time to sit and peruse. I'll get my meandering on this weekend though :bat:
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