12AX7 for bass amp

Discussion in 'Bass Area; The Bottom Line' started by aaland_brian, Jan 24, 2008.


  1. aaland_brian

    aaland_brian Member

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    I had a preamp tube go microphonic in my Mesa M-Pulse 600 and was wondering what brands you guys prefer in your amps.
     
  2. mainsale

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    I'm pretty happy with the new Tungsol reissue 12AX7.
     
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    That's what I was kind of thinking. I have jj goldpin EC83 in my guitar amps and was thinking about trying the tungsol reissue in my bass amp and probably pop them in my guitar amp to try as well.
     
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    a while back on a nuther forum people were digging a lower gain version of the 12ax7 i think it was the 5751 or similar.-maddog
     
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    Buy several kinds and try all. Each amp reacts to each his own. I have an Eden and
    tried alot of tubes with it. The Eden tube sounds the best.
    I saw an article about the weather being a factor when a run of tubes were made.
    Lots of snow in Russia and China......
     
  7. testing1two

    testing1two Gold Supporting Member

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    I recommend that you just get a Mesa replacement tube. They're typically Russian and are matched within a certain gain range for consistency and reliability.

    If you're obsessed with the idea of tube swapping, check out comparisons on thetubestore.com
     

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