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    Re: GAT2 tube choices and recommendations?

    Bob

    They are a slightly warmer tube than current stock and more durable so longer lasting. If you are happy with the stock tubes then I would stay put but if you want to try something different then get a pair for the preamp and see what you hear. Ebay is probably a crap shoot for them nowadays so your best bet is probably Parts Connexion.
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    Re: GAT2 tube choices and recommendations?

    Thank you Gentlemen for your replies.

    Joe... the key word from your message is "little". Spending $7K for a small improvement makes little sense to this 76 year old guy. But, it's still tempting.

    Happy Thanksgiving!
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    Re: GAT2 tube choices and recommendations?

    Bob,

    I trade you my GAT2 for your GAT plus 7K

    Seriously though, by saying little I don’t want to scare anyone away. GAT2 is improved and it’s not trivial but everyone’s taste is different.
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    Re: GAT2 tube choices and recommendations?

    Quote Originally Posted by joeinid View Post
    If you prefer a little more neutral, cleaner and clearer sound, get the upgrade. Otherwise if you love what you are hearing and prefer a slightly sweeter more romantic sound, leave the GAT alone. I know of owners going back to older or original CJ pieces after selling or upgrading to GAT2 or new ART amps. I also know many who absolutely love the GAT2 and ART150/300 amps. Itís all personal taste.

    For the record, Iíve never had any tube issues with either my GAT or current GAT2.
    Well said Joe! I've stayed with GAT2 and the ART300s and I see no way of any major improvements without spending piles of $$$.
    For me, the GAT2 was an improvement, however I have zero doubt that others could prefer the original GAT paired with the prior generation ART amps.
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