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If you're up to it, you could gut it and rebuild it with a small signal preamp pentode like an ef86 or 6U8 or whatever where the el84 used to sit. This would also eliminate the output transformer, so the whole amp would basically wind up being only a preamp. However, overdriving a small signal pentode would get you a distortion much closer to what you get from a pentode power tube, instead of the typical fizzy preamp distortion that is so common. Of course, it'd be easy to get that too by adding another 12ax7 for more gain stages. If you're interested, SEwatt.com has the info you need to get it done. Quite a few folks are playing with small signal pentodes over there, nowadays.



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