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Old 8th February 2007
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ART DPSII Premap Upgrades

HI hope somebody can answer this query i just got a DSP2 and i like the sound but are there ways to upgrade the tubes to make it better? Hope somebody out there can help me with this thanks

Old 13th February 2007
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yea, simply change the tubes
Old 17th February 2007
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Are there any upgrades u can recommend? Thanks
Old 18th February 2007
Originally Posted by woomanmoomin View Post
... if it is based around a low-voltage valve circuit...
which it probably is....
Old 21st February 2007
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Starved plate probably

try a 12AU7..ive built starved plate tube pedals before , the AU7s have the lowest distortion factor and a warm sound.

sorry for my incredibly general response before
Old 26th February 2007
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Cheers man thanks for ur help now i have something to start with ))))
Old 27th February 2007
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The warmth probably comes from the distortion, because I think you can actually increase distortion by using reduced-distortion valves in circuits that are not optimised for them. The valves may not be running at the voltages intended if you do that, with the result that you may actually get more distortion than you would just using the stock valves. All the same, if you're looking for stuff to try, any good NOS (new old stock) US or Western-European 12AX7/ECC83 valves, 12AT7/ECC81 valves, 5751 valves or 12AY7/6072 valves would also be worth trying. NOS Mullard ECC83s are classics, but expensive.

IMO this is more or less like putting fancy seasoning on a plastic dog-turd, but here's hoping you enjoy the sounds you get.
Old 2nd March 2007
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I have an art tpsII that was modded from
I just made a post about thier bherenger mic mod as well.
I love this thing now that its modded. They actually sell them pre-modded as well.
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