Tube ID help

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  1. miter53

    miter53 Member

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    Can anyone ID this? No marks other than the E83CC. Heater flashes when it's started up. Sounds pretty darn good. Amperex?

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  2. Blue Strat

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    Rotate 90 degrees and take another photo.
     
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    Pointy pins! Chinese or Russian garbage! I'm guessing Chinese garbage! But if it sounds nice, then it's nice garbage!
     
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    It doesn't look like a Chinese tube to me. Some Mullards flash on start up. What are the codes etched near the bottom of the tube?
     
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    Yup, it's Chinese.

    Looks identical to 12AX7M tubes.

    The only 12AX7M tubes that I'm familiar with were screened and labeled by Groove Tubes.

    Somehow, vaguely, it's supposed to be reminiscent of a Mullard (reissue or original?), hence the "M" designation.

    I believe I have one of these (discontinued) GT12AX7M tubes around somewhere... might give it a go and see how it sounds.
     

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