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Hi guys,

I've used the LCA 2B before and it was ok, but I prefered the sound of the 2A after playing with it for couple of days so I got it.

Any favorite instruments to use it on ? any valve problems ?

I usually change my valves every 2-5 years, is there any exception with the 2B?

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Hi guys,

I've used the LCA 2B before and it was ok, but I prefered the sound of the 2A after playing with it for couple of days so I got it.
Are you thinking of the CLA-2A maybe?

The LCA 2A/2B and CLA-2A are 2 different anmals.



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Any favorite instruments to use it on ?
The only use i really got out of the LCA-2B was as drumbuss compressor.


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any valve problems ?
In the past i've recommended changing the tubes on the CL1B.

More to improve the sound than for problems.

But on the LCA-2B it doesn't seem to help.

Basically what you've got is a shitty sounding expensive compressor.

Its marginal at best.

Tubetech hit a homerun with the CL1B and struck out with the LCA-2B.
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Are you thinking of the CLA-2A maybe?

The LCA 2A/2B and CLA-2A are 2 different anmals.





The only use i really got out of the LCA-2B was as drumbuss compressor.




In the past i've recommended changing the tubes on the CL1B.

More to improve the sound than for problems.

But on the LCA-2B it doesn't seem to help.

Basically what you've got is a shitty sounding expensive compressor.

Its marginal at best.

Tubetech hit a homerun with the CL1B and struck out with the LCA-2B.
Im talking about the CL 2A which is a double CL1B as far as I know (sorry for the confusion).

I thought the LCA 2B was ok sounding (not great).

I liked the sound of the CL 2A, it has a nicer colour (then the LCA 2B) and has a different sounding sound/punch to my other compressors so it adds something new, I just need to find what its best at ... it would take some time... So you're saying to change the valves ? any particular ones ?

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Im talking about the CL 2A which is a double CL1B as far as I know (sorry for the confusion).

I thought the LCA 2B was ok sounding (not great).

I liked the sound of the CL 2A, it has a nicer colour (then the LCA 2B) and has a different sounding sound/punch to my other compressors so it adds something new, I just need to find what its best at ... it would take some time... So you're saying to change the valves ? any particular ones ?

cheers

mac
I thought so.

The CLA 2A is supposed to be (2) Cl1B's in a box.

The CL1B was designed after the LA2A.

The benefit of course with a variable attack and release.

LCA-2B if i remember correctly is a Vari-Mu design.

A total different sound.

On CL1B's Mullards improves the sound dramatically.

If you want a clearer sound Tele's work great.

Because the LCA-2B maybe a var-mu design how the compressor uses the tube is different.

That's part of the reason changing them out doesn't make as big of a difference.

I would try to find an extinct 6386 if possible.
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I thought so.

The CLA 2A is supposed to be (2) Cl1B's in a box.

The CL1B was designed after the LA2A.

The benefit of course with a variable attack and release.

LCA-2B if i remember correctly is a Vari-Mu design.

A total different sound.

On CL1B's Mullards improves the sound dramatically.

If you want a clearer sound Tele's work great.

Because the LCA-2B maybe a var-mu design how the compressor uses the tube is different.

That's part of the reason changing them out doesn't make as big of a difference.

I would try to find an extinct 6386 if possible.
Thats very interesting.

Thanks you.
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Thats very interesting.

Thanks you.
Your welcome and good luck.
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