Originally posted by rockytop blues
Who here has compared the old 12ax7 Mullards to the re-issue mullards from groove tube ? What do you think.
How about the reissue EL34s ?
Originally posted by GDS Racing
Of the three GT 12AX7Ms I've tried, one was very noisy, so I guess that is about the same as my track record for real Mullards. I don't care to use them unless I have to.
IMHO, the EI Gold Pin Elite 12AX7 is a better sounding tube in the same vein. It is smooth, refined and reliable. In the 30 or 40 I've used, I've had one that was microphonic.
Originally posted by avenerjimmie
i haven't used an original mullard, but i didn't like the new ones much. they were alright, but i liked an eh tube i tried better, and it was half the price.
Originally posted by 908SSP
If you mean by gain a fizzy crackly sizziling top then yes they have less of that. If you mean compression sustain and harmonics then no they have no less of that.
Originally posted by JackC
I mean output and drive. Other current production 12ax7s drive the Bivalve into significantly more distortion. It's just got a lot less gain. It is a lot less "hot" than other tubes. It's not a question of the nature of the gain, but the amount of it.