After the rain, my amp has new tubes, my bike has a new seat, my stomach has digested Jiro Ramen, and pants are gum-free. The only trouble is I haven’t really been practicing! Sure, I’ve played a few licks and choruses on my guitar almost everyday but I haven’t really done any WORK. Maybe I’m too complacent with my playing after Monday.
At least the new tubes from Mesa/Boogie have gotten rid of the awful noise from my amp. With the SPAX7 in V3, I can get just enough gain for the preamp to bark before inducing noise in the effects loop. My next experiment will be to swap in their 12AT7 in V3 and V5, and try one in the Tubeman which is also in need of a fresh tube.