Great warm vintage blues tone!
I completely retubed a Peavey Classic 50 2x12" with JJs from The Tube Store. First, I did the pre-amp tubes, and WOW!, what a noticeable difference and tone improvement the JJs are from the factory Sovteks. The JJs tamed the Lead channel's harsh and brittle sound, The Lead channel before was so harsh that I considered it unusable. (FYI, V2 is the Lead channel gain stage tube in Peavey Classic Series amps.) The Normal channel now sounds like a blues tube amp. The difference is remarkable from Sovteks to JJs. Along the way I also tried Electro-Harmonix 12AX7s (harsh, like the Sovteks), Groove Tubes (better, but not as good as JJs). I then replaced the Sovtek EL-84 power tubes with JJ EL-84s and the tone transformation was complete. BOTTOM LINE: I'm very happy with the JJs and the service I got from The Tube Store. Thanks for the fantastic tone!!