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Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AX7-C Preamp Tube  

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The Groove Tubes GT-12AX7-C preamp tube brings back the ever-popular and sorely missed Chinese 12AX7! This Gold Series tube has a warm, fat, old-style tone favored by blues players and the classic roc... Read More

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The Groove Tubes GT-12AX7-C preamp tube brings back the ever-popular and sorely missed Chinese 12AX7! This Gold Series tube has a warm, fat, old-style tone favored by blues players and the classic rock crowd

Country of origin: China

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  • Country of origin: China
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
90 day warranty on power tubes, includes replacement of whole set if one tube goes bad.
180 day warranty for preamp tubes.
3 year warranty on SubstiTubes and Solid State Rectifier.
Check with M-Audio for warranty on GT microphones.


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Groove TubesGold Series GT-12AX7-C Preamp Tube
 
4.3

(based on 7 reviews)

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1.0

I recommend staying away from this tube.

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from North Alabama

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        Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AX7-C Preamp Tube:

        Groove Tubes were the only tubes I bought for decades because of their quality control. I recently had to replace both of the GT-12AX7-C tubes in my Backstar because of shorts. These tubes had less than 20 hours on them, and as you know, preamp tubes should last a very long time. I am currently using a NOS Sylvania and (of all things!) a USA made Peavey in place of the GT's while I research other brands. Do yourself a favor and steer away from this tube. You can do better at a lower cost.

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        5.0

        Great preamp tube!!!

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        from spokane, wa

        Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AX7-C Preamp Tube:

        popped one of these into v1 of my lee jackson gp 1000. much more gain and much better note distinction. seems much more crunchy. i personally feel i lost a tiny bit of low end but its definitely worth it. i will most likely swap v2 and v3 from the gt-ecc83 to these. again, great preamp tube!!!

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great for Blues and Rock

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        from Mi

        Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AX7-C Preamp Tube:

        Long story short, I bought a brand new Fender Blues DeVille 4x10 real cheap. The clean channel was astonishing, but the Drive/distortion channel was weak. Very thin sounding, no bottom, no umph, and not very much distortion. After doing some research I replaced the stock 12AX7s with these and the Drive channel now sounds amazing. With humbuckers I get a late 60s 70s classic rock/crunch sound. With single coils/Strat I get a hendrix/SRV blues tone. And my Tele growls like a wild beast! I'm not saying the Drive channel will suddenly let me sound like Pantera or Brujeria. Of course not. But these tubes overwhelmingly improved my sound.

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        (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid.

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        from Tuscaloosa, AL

        Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AX7-C Preamp Tube:

        I recently bought these because the old tubes in my Fender Blues Deluxe needed replacement. The others were all EHX, and they were pretty good a couple years ago but time took its toll. I decided on Groove Tubes pretty much solely on reviews on this and some other sites. I had pretty high hopes, and these tubes exceeded even those expectations. I never really got to experience until now how good my amp can sound. My amp sounds so much warmer and fuller than I could have imagined. Get these. Now.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Creamy

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        from Lost Vegas

        Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AX7-C Preamp Tube:

        I bought this tube to replace the cheap chinese one in my tube preamp. It sounds wow. warm, detailed and rich. Great buy. Dooooo ittttt.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Solid performer

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        from NJ

        Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AX7-C Preamp Tube:

        I replaced the lead tube in my Marshall TLS100 head with one of these. Good solid, gainy tone. A bit milder than the factory Svetlana . .less edge. but then it also was a bit better defined. Good for blues, great for classic rock, ok for the heavy stuff (the Svetlana was better here). All in all i would recommend it as a solid replacement for the factory tube . .especially if you find the factory setup too grainy or noisy.

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        (28 of 33 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Groove Tube 12AX7-C

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        from Manila, AR

        Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AX7-C Preamp Tube:

        Just replaced the Chinese brand with this one in a small VR 30 VOX. The amp was thin and the break up was, well I'm not sure, but it wasn't good. This new tube filled in the bottom and the break up is great! With a compressor, it is smooth and hot. It changed this little amp from the inside out.

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