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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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4.8

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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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5.0

Dollar for dollar, the best.

By Christopher

from Central CT

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

By OLIVER JOTOJOT

from Pittsburg, CA

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

By gordon pierce

from Elgin, IL

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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5.0

Does The Job

By Michael Brozovic

from San Diego, CA via Detroit, MI

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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5.0

Excellent Product

By GEOFFREY BRANTNER

from LA

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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5.0

Tungsol never disappoints

By Mike Sarro

from Manchester, NH

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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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy this tube!

By Chris

from tucson az

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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5.0

Tungsol 12ax7 Tubes

By Cliff Hughes

from Miami,OK

I replaced the stock Fender tubes in my Fender Super Champ XD amp with this tube, and I was impressed. I had experimented at first with Ruby power tubes with it. Then I tried some JJ power tubes with the JJ preamp tube. I came back to the Tungsol 12ax7. To my ear I liked the tone better. I had also put an Eminence Rajin Cajun 10" speaker in which blew away the stock Fender speaker. I aslo had much more volume! So for now it's JJ 6v6 matched power tubes, Tungsol 12ax7 Preamp tube, and Eminence Ragin Cajun 10" speaker. I get a great big sound now, and my bandmates love the sound also. I bought a set for my Fender Twin Reverb also.

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5.0

Tungsol 12AX7 awesome !

By Ecurb

from Panama City Beach, FL

First off, let me tell you about the gears I use. 1) Guitar - PRS Tremonti SE 2) Strings - Ernie Ball super slinky 3) Amp- Used Marshall valvestate 65-watt 4) Digitech Screaming Blues overdrive pedal Not happy with the stock tube (12AX7, Made in Yugoslavia) that came with the amp, I've replaced it with this one-Tungsol. What a big difference in tone ! It's got more gain, clarity and better sustain. It's quiet also and the sound of my amp, either clean or distorted is more pronounce and sounds just more musical now. Those people that wrote the same good reviews here and anywhere else are not mistaken. Get this one if you want to sound good but on a budget, this is the tube for you !

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(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

These Tubes are great...

By Lee Olsen

from Cary, NC

I bought an ART DPS II recently and changed the 12ax7 tube out on what I have heard from several people who have owned the unit. I must say I am very pleased with these tubes so far. The Art DPS II came with an Electro-Harmonix tube which I wasnt too crazy about when plugging in for the first time. I was messing around with the settings/gain etc and couldnt find the sweet spot. It sounded a little off. I questioned why I bought the unit in the first place based ion these great reviews. Well I decided to give it another chance and change out the tube and low and behold I was very impressed immediately. I have a Presonus Firestudio Project which the preamps sound a bit harsh in my opinion. I know have 2 extra inputs via spdif and so far I am very happy with tube purchase.

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