First...I don't have any pics yet, but I was still wondering if someone could give me a couple of possibilities. I happened on another dog walking find...someone was chucking out an old Symphonic amp. (last year I found an old Wollensack tube reel to reel that I managed to get a real nice old RCA 12AX7 and Mullard 12AT7 out of) I did some research and found out these amps were made in Montreal in the '60's. It's kind of like a Champ I gather: 8" speaker, 1 preamp, 1 power and a rectifier tube. I will get it up and running eventually, but for now I am curious as to what the 12AX7 might be. First off, it sounds fabulous in V1 of my Laney VC30, which is the most important thing. I hate to use cliches, but it really does sound like a blanket was taken off the front of the speaker: every frequency seems to be much clearer, lively and balanced, but at the same time nice and smooth. I had been having issues with a real annoying upper-mid thing and kind of a spongy bass response. Both these problems are gone now. Here's the physical description: it's labeled "HIT-R" in white lettering. It has "12AX7A" inside an elongated octogon (like an RCA). Beneath that it says "JapanE1" It also says "8-5" on opposite sides of the bottle. On the bottom, between the pins is "11" inside a circle etched into the glass. The top of the bottle is very silver with very slight seams that seem to only run to the edge of the silver on the top. The plates are 9/16" and are a darker gray color. There is a single, very small rectangular opening on each side "flange" of the plates. The middle section of the plates have two raised horizontal bars. It has a halo getter with a single support. I compared it to a GT12AX7M, Mullard clone I have and the bottle is smaller, but except for the holes in the plates the innards are almost identical. I know, I know... a picture is worth a thousand words, but this is the best I can do right now. It sounds great and that makes it a keeper, but I'm just kind of curious as to what this is. Any thoughts???