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Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube  

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The 12AX7 Tungsol has high gain, ultralow microphonics and superb linearity. The sound of this tube is full and musical.

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The 12AX7 Tungsol has high gain, ultralow microphonics and superb linearity. The sound of this tube is full and musical.

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Tung-Sol12AX7 Tube
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

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1 of the 3 best new production 12AX7

I have a few of these and im using them in my various amps. These reissue Tung-sol tubes from New sensor are easily, IMHO, one of he 3 best new production preamp tubes...Read complete review

I have a few of these and im using them in my various amps. These reissue Tung-sol tubes from New sensor are easily, IMHO, one of he 3 best new production preamp tubes being made. For years I have used original U.S.A made Tung sol tubes and these are genuinely close enough that i use them inter-changeably. This has the sound of the american 12AX7: powerful, fully equal output-range of lows mids and highs, and great OD distortion, just slightly looser than Brittish Mullards or German Telefunken. BTW The other 2 excellent new prodcution tubes are the JJ ECC803 long plate, and the Mullard 12AX7 reissue. The Mullard sounds awsome but is a bit fragile, can become microphonic with a lot or rough handling.

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No Warning About Cathode Follower/Phase Inverter Use

I purchased three of these when I was looking to re-tube my Peavey. The item's description does not state that these can not be used in a Cathode Follower or a Phase Inverter position....Read complete review

I purchased three of these when I was looking to re-tube my Peavey. The item's description does not state that these can not be used in a Cathode Follower or a Phase Inverter position. Fortunately, I found out about it before replacing the tubes. I contacted "Otto" through Tung-Sol's website who confirmed that these can not be used in those positions. It would have been nice to have that information clearly available before I purchased 3 of them. So, after purchasing a Sovtek 12AX7WB to use in the Phase Inverter and tube rolling from other amps, I was able to spread the Tung-Sol's around. To be quite honest, I find the tone change negligible. I've rolled the Tung-Sol's, JJ's and Ruby 7025SS's through a variety of positions on a variety of amps and can't hear enough of a difference to say that they are wonderful or bad.

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4.0

Nice Tube

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from Orlando, FL

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  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

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      Comments about Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube:

      I installed these in a Hughes & Kettner Tubemeister 18. The original tubes were a little bit too clean sounding. The amp has much more overdrive now and it's a smooth overdrive, not nasty high end screech like some other preamp tubes. I have some vintage NOS RCA tubes on order but these work well.

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      5.0

      Made my 65 reissue super reverb sound great

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      from Fyffe, Alabama

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      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
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          Comments about Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube:

          My 65 reissue Super reverb had begone to hiss and was very distracing had to not use the amp untill the preasmp tubes were replaced. This is the first replacement tubes that I have bought for this amp which I bought in 2003 new.

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          5.0

          Better than JJ's

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          from Bel Air, MD

          Comments about Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube:

          I have a Marshall JCM 2000 TSL 100. I was looking to replace by preamp tubes. I have looked around and one of the sites for tubes said to use Tung sol with C Wing powertubes. I gave it a shot and purchase 4 Tung Sol tubes. I soon as I played I notice a big diference in my sound. more like the brown sound that a Marshall is know for. I would recommend this product to everyone. A step up from JJ tubes and you can take that to the bank!!!

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          5.0

          Dollar for dollar, the best.

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          from Central CT

          Comments about Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube:

          When considering the small price of admission, these are the very best IMO. If money were no object, I would still use these preamp tubes.

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          5.0

          Installing (2) Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube

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          from Pittsburg, CA

          Comments about Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube:

          Using a microphone pre-amp on the stereo mix out of a Mackie LM-3204 Stereo Line Mixer, I had to replace one tube in an ART Dual MP. Installing (2) Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tubes made it an affordable replacement. The sound is fuller and clear on the contours of the low ends. Tip: Remove (pulling out) and install (pushing in) the tubes in a gentle, circular motion.

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          3.0

          No Warning About Cathode Follower/Phase Inverter Use

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          from Elgin, IL

          Comments about Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube:

          I purchased three of these when I was looking to re-tube my Peavey. The item's description does not state that these can not be used in a Cathode Follower or a Phase Inverter position. Fortunately, I found out about it before replacing the tubes. I contacted "Otto" through Tung-Sol's website who confirmed that these can not be used in those positions. It would have been nice to have that information clearly available before I purchased 3 of them. So, after purchasing a Sovtek 12AX7WB to use in the Phase Inverter and tube rolling from other amps, I was able to spread the Tung-Sol's around. To be quite honest, I find the tone change negligible. I've rolled the Tung-Sol's, JJ's and Ruby 7025SS's through a variety of positions on a variety of amps and can't hear enough of a difference to say that they are wonderful or bad.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Does The Job

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          from San Diego, CA via Detroit, MI

          Comments about Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube:

          Replaced the V1 preamp JJ tube in my Orange Dark Terror with this Tung-Sol. It definitely brightend things up quite a bit without being shrill, while also adding some nice bottom end without any muddiness. This tube gives me more tonal control over my Dark Terror which I play though an Orange PPC212 Open Back cab.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Product

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          from LA

          Comments about Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube:

          Replaced the original tubes in my VHT Special 6 Ultra with two of these. The amp in now less noisy, and maybe sounds a bit warmer. On another note, I did not like the way they were packaged by the GC staff. They were put in the bottom of a small box, and then enough shipping paper to wrap them in was simply squished in on top of them. They could have easily taken the extra 5-seconds to wrap the tubes in the paper, but thankfully they arrived intact. I sent the GC customer service address an email about the packaging and have received no reply.

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Tungsol never disappoints

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          from Manchester, NH

          Comments about Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube:

          I have used other major brands of Ax7 Preamp tubes which are of similar quality but just lack the tonal characteristics of the Tungsol's. I have a business associate the repairs and rebuilds amps and he always praised them so I finally tried them last year and it is now my preamp tube of choice. I recently purchased a Tweaker 15 (great little amp by the way) and it lacked some character and I know it isn't the amp. I changed all 3 V1, V2 and V3 (balanced AX7) and what a difference. Whatever it lacked in tone mostly highs came right back. They are known for their 6V6 Power Tubes as well.

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          (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Buy this tube!

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          from tucson az

          Comments about Tung-Sol 12AX7 Tube:

          Put one in my Rocktron Gainiac 2, changed from night to day. The clean is crystal clear with that nice rich bottom end and the tube added punch to my gain, wasn't expecting that. Because of how great the microphonics are in this tube I could back off my noise gate. All in all I would say buy this tube throw the old one in the trash and move on!!!

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