ToneBone PENTODE (price per pair converter)
TONE BONE? includes selected EL84 tube + english/german manual
converters do permit to replace 6L6GC, 5881, EL34 and 6V6GT for EL84/6BQ5 tubes and operates them in pure CLASS A. It is ready to plug in your amp and play. The TONE BONE improves the amp sonically, its sensitivity and reduces the overall loudness so you can crank it up at reasonable volume.
- Class A + Cathode Bias with EL84
- Pure harmonic sweet distortion for every amp
- Extra smooth tone with Triode version
- Decent compression when played clean
- Improves sustain and thickens your tone
- Available as Triode or Pentode version
- Replaces 6L6GC, EL34, 5881, 6V6GT with EL84
- Plug & Play! No adjustments, no modifications
TONE, TONE, TONE ?
How the TONE BONE? benefits your amps voice:
The tone of a CLASS A operated guitar amp is well known from the legendary VOX AC30. Tone gets more alive, the amp responds more directly and musically. It instantly improves sustain, thickens tone and is adding a "three-dimensional" character with decent compression and smooth harmonic distortion when driven to the limit. The overall loudness will be reduced as the Class A as the EL84 tubes provides less output volume. So you can crank up your amp all the way and achieve best sonically performance at reasonable volume ( 8 ? 30 Watt, depending on your amp and the TONE BONE? version you use).
PENTODE or TRIODE version?
The TONE BONE? is available as PENTODE and TRIODE version. Both versions basically provide the same benefits. The PENTODE supports the main tonal character of your amp while the TRIODE will clearly make it more linear but will compress and saturate much earlier. The TRIODE makes it sound much smoother and will drop down power output of to about 8 watts when using 2 TONE BONE? converters.
Both versions will provide you outrageous sustain and let you achieve more even distortion sound when cranked up and still give you perfect control with playing dynamics.
PLUG & PLAY or How to install
Switch off your amp, pull out the power tubes (6L6GC, 5881, EL34 or 6V6GT) and plug in TONE BONE? converters including their EL84 tubes, switch amp on. Done!
Size: the ToneBone is without pins 12cm high (5cm adaptor + 7cm EL84).
1cm air gap between the top of the EL84 and Cabinet is required for mounting and air flow.
The TONE BONE? is total self-adjusting. No adjustments, no modifications!
As you do not adjust the bias you might switch back to the original power tubes at any time you want.
Real PLUG & PLAY!
The overall power output depends on your amp and the version of TONE BONE? converters you use:
Pentode: 7 - 9 Watt per converter, 14 -18 Watt per pair
Triode: 4 - 5 Watt per converter, 8 -10 Watt per pair
A 100-Watt amp with 4 6L6GC, 5881 or EL34 would saturate usually at 100W RMS power output. With TONE BONE? converters it saturates at:
TONE BONE? Pentode: with 4 converters about 32 Watt, with 2 about 16 Watt
TONE BONE? Triode: with 4 converters about 18 Watt, with 2 about 9 Watt
The use of TONE BONE? converters is not recommended for amps with Class A / Class AB switching facility (e.g. Fender® Prosonic). These must be used in Class AB position only when using TONE BONEs?.
DO NOT USE the TONE BONE? for amps with cathode controled power amps (e.g. Musicman® RD series, Peavey® Classic 75/100 etc.).
DO NOT USE the TONE BONEs? in Amps with serial filament like the Peavey® Valveking series, Blackstar® Series One
DO NOT USE the TONE BONEs? in Amps with automatic Bias controls like Hughes&Kettner with TSC System
Due to the cathode bias operation of the ToneBone the bias tremolo of the Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb, Twinolux, Dual Professional and others is out of function
Antti Leinonen (5/5)
I just installed pair of these today to my Fender Hot Rod Deville III 212 60W tube amp and... WOW! These tube sockets/converters are really a fantastic value for this price, even the tubes were included. I had also other TAD EL-84 matched pair tubes and I put them in and kept the factory tubes as spares.
My amp was too loud to my taste with 6L6´s and maybe little bit bassy and after these TAD´s I can easily roll clean master volume to about 8-9 (with SPL Reducer attenuator) and the gain channel at more gain switched on to about 5-6 without loosing my ears... The amp still has it´s own type of sound so I recommend these instead of triode versions. If the sound gets too dark/compressed, you can add more treble or use the normal/bright switch from the amp. I use the guitar plug in input 2 which reduces additional -6 dB from the signal.
Very highly recommended!!!
Robert Mathe (5/5)
I replaced the 2x6L6s in my '59 Bassman with two ToneBones and got a new fantastic sound! Amazig!
'ToneBone' should be patented if it is not yet.
It has very big value!!!
Thank you guys!!
Bruce Vanairsdale (5/5)
ugo piersante (5/5)
The sound comes out on 50% than before, and I can play the clean channel in complete gain with the volume knob at 7: the crunch I've search for looong times now is in my DeVille...