Good to see new blood interested in what we have been discovering over these past many months...hopefully you have the time - and patience! - to look back over all the guys' work...you should find it quite interesting and informative.
As for my own set-up, if you're interested in the C3gs as drivers you are in luck..happydiy998 on ebay.com supplies C3g to 6AK5 adapters for $29.50 each...pricey, but I wouldn't recommend you even try going DIY if you don't have much experience in this area...too many possible pitfalls, believe you me!! The power tubes are 1 Psvane CV181 - TII, which is basically the same as a 6SN7 and 1 6AS7G. Again, you can get adapters for the 6SN7 - ebay.com, 6SN7 to 6CG7 for about $19.90 each. These and the drivers are then plug and play. With the MKIV SE it is simply a question of removing all the brass bits, then the adapters fit snugly into the LDs sockets. Other models that have rings atop the sockets need socket extenders also...if this applies to you, let us know and some of the other guys I am sure will chip in and advise you...
As for the 6AS7G as power tube, I can only vouch for how it suits the MKIV SE, but again I'm sure others here with more knowledge than myself may have additional input. This tube family can again be used with the 6SN7 to 6CG7 adapter...BUT THEY REQUIRE A SEPARATE POWER SUPPLY FOR THE HEATERS! Pins 4 and 5 on the 6CG7 section MUST NOT enter the LD. If you are interested in going this route, there is plenty of info going back a good few pages that I suggest you read VERY carefully, and post any doubts you may have. There's a wonderful bunch of very helpful guys in this thread.
Hopefully this has given you a bit more info to be getting on with...let us all know how you get on.
Cheers for now...supper calls!
Hi hypnos, I'm interested in your set up. Is it a simple plug and play with the adapters? Do I need a separate power supply as well? I'm no DIY person so bread boards and separate psu will be no no for me. Unless someone can build me one and I just plug and play from there