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#1) Clean and Accurate , high headroom , low hum and low microphonics. When speed and bass definition are needed this is your 12AX7. In many high gain guitar amps there are 4 or more tubes. Each additional gain stage in an amp makes it harder to get a finished sound that is immidiate - connected. To get a tight sound from these amps when they are not right, there is a silver bullet. This 12AX7 allows the gain stages to deal with a stronger more accurate signal from which to build a distortion tone. The result is a tighter, more detailed sound in which you can hear more of the amp, more of the guitar. It feels more connected, less muddy or squishy.

GAIN for the critical first gain stage.

PRIVATE STOCK For use as a gain stage tube.
These are the 1 in 200 tubes you hear about. Unusually high performing tubes, the very best of a lot.



# 2) Warm with mild COMPRESSION and early distortion. In your high gain amp this tube provides the bass that is sometimes absent. It makes a beautiful balanced distortion tone. The good compression accentuates the chug and helps the pinch harmonic really jump out. Glorious tone that is perfectly suited for recording.

GAIN for the critical first gain stage.

PRIVATE STOCK For use as a gain stage tube.
These are the 1 in 200 tubes you hear about. Unusually high performing tubes, the very best of a lot.


# 3) Bright with slight COMPRESSION and slight distortion. When you want improved performance from the factory supplied tube, this 12AX7 will keep the tone the same while giving you a stronger more agressive sound and feel than when the amp was new!

GAIN for the critical first gain stage.

PRIVATE STOCK When available. For use as a gain stage tube.
These are the 1 in 200 tubes you hear about. Unusually high performing tubes, the very best of a lot.


# 4) Rich with a little COMPRESSION. This 12AX7 is the tube if you want low end kick without getting muddy. Balanced tone, and harmonic overtones that are rich and natural. Very aggressive tone that cuts well in live situations. Very connected feel.

GAIN for the critical first gain stage.

PRIVATE STOCK When available. For use as a gain stage tube.
These are the 1 in 200 tubes you hear about. Unusually high performing tubes, the very best of a lot.


 

 

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