Gold lion gold pins 12ax7s

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  1. Tone chader

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    I recently replaced the stock jjecc83s in a single ended, two channel amp with the gold lion gold pins. There was a dramatic difference. Gone, was the fizzy distortion when pushed. Also the clean channel was so much smoother, articulate and balanced. I was really surprised by the significant improvement. I am just wondering what other people are experiencing with this tube as of late.
     
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    I put some of those in my McIntosh C-2200 stereo preamp and was very pleased. I haven’t tried any in a guitar amp yet but I’m not surprised by your results.
     
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    About the same as that of my experiences with a Sovtek LPS. Nice tube, stays clean for a long time, decent gain, well balanced and clear.
     
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    I bought one for my Yeti and liked it and just picked up another for V1 if my Vox. Expensive but they seem nice.
     
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    Cool, what amp/s do you have them in?
     
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    Wondering this as well
     
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    Various high gain amps.
     
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    Interesting, I have the Gold lions in two single ended fender type amps. Really great clean and overdriven sounds. I'm not sure how they sound in a high gain amp.
     
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    Sovtek LPS is more neutral, though, vs the sweet mids of the GL. Also, as great as the LPS is, the GL is more 3D and well worth the expense, if of the inclination.
     

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