I chose HR-2 over Raptor because I didn't want another tube amp at that time. But it would be nice to have a Raptor to compliment my HR-2.
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10/25/08 at 12:35am
I couldn't agree more, I absolutely love my Raptor. It is easily my favorite out of my 3 amps. It reallly does it all well. I have started rolling some tubes. Right now I have a Mullard 12au7 and two Raytheon branded Tung-sol 5687's. Man does it sound sweet! I have also rolled with the same 5687's and the Telefunken 12au7 that Ray recommended as the best tubes. This sounds incredible as well. A little more detail with the Telefunken, while a little more warmth with the Mullard, but both are fantastic. I also have an Amperex Bugle Boy I'll be trying out in the next couple of days. Man, all I can say, is I love this amp. If you want to look at some different tubes, I really recommend www.vintagetubeservices.com. Pricier than most, but oh so worth it. I had some tung-sols and a telefunken I bought off of ebay, and the tubes I bought for vintage tube crush them. Enjoy the Raptor, it is incredible! I am off to enjoy mine now!