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What kind of amp do you have? This will alter the recommendations quite drastically. If it's a standard Marshall type then it more than likely uses EL34s. JJ EL34s are considered pretty decent for a good rock sound.

I think Fenders usually use 6L6 valves... but I'm a Marshall guy so I could be wrong.

I usually buy my valves from Hot Rox UK - Computer Matched Valves Guitar effects pedals Electro harmonix Guitar Strings as they're generally considered better than Watford Valves :: Watford valves is a U.K company that has become one of Europe's leading supliers of tested, graded and guaranteed valves to the professional music industry. - but I've never had any problems with Watford Valves.

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Hot Rox = Good, Watford = overpriced!

What amp do you have?

I just got a set of Svetlana Winged C's for my Marshall and they're badass. A lot of recommendations for these for hard rock/metal.

As for preamp tubes, I'd replace the power tubes and see if you're happy. If you still think it's not as good, get the preamp tubes replaced. Preamp tubes should last a lot longer than the power tubes. I'd say twice as long. If you're looking for a slight tonal change in your amp, replacing the tubes closest to the input jack will usually help in most amps.

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JJs are probably one of the more economical choices as they don't cost too much and do last much longer than a lot of other brands. Personally I have never had any problems with JJ's (revalved a mesa with 16x 6L6s), good solid sound. The winged C's are fucking hot though, used an amp with them (albeit through a nice cab) and it blew my mind

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JJs are probably one of the more economical choices as they don't cost too much and do last much longer than a lot of other brands. Personally I have never had any problems with JJ's (revalved a mesa with 16x 6L6s), good solid sound. The winged C's are fucking hot though, used an amp with them (albeit through a nice cab) and it blew my mind

I've heard the same thing about JJs.

I had Svet Winged Cs in my Mesa when I got it. They are a sexy sounding valve, but I've not heard anything else through it to compare it with. I've got a mix of Mesa and Svet now. The only thing is, they do seem a little fragile and don't seem to last very long. I'll be going with the JJs next time, because it's all I can afford. :(

If I were you I'd go with the slightly more orbust JJs, good chance it'll reduce the risk of any of those Bugera horror stories we've all heard actually happeneing.

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