All user reviews for the Tung Sol 12AX7
MountAnDewMe's review"powerful preamp tube"
At first I was a bit disappointed with the Tung Sol tubes, they had a harsh quality I was not accustomed to and honestly did not appreciate in that amp. I however gave them a good chance to break in and I am fortunate that I had the patience to do so. After about 8 hours of time they started to sound much better. I can say they have a very high tolerance to gain and sound very good when pushed hard. They do not seem to compress in a bad way but stay open sounding as you throttle them. They cover the full sonic range of the channel with ease and authority. They however are not a smooth sounding tube. They have a higher level of clarity to them. They are not brittle or harsh but simply clearer than I am used to with the LPSs. The bass is a bit more well defined as a result and that is a bonus because that channel of the amp has a tendency to get boomy and now the low tone control has a bit more functionality than with the Sovteks in there. I would not however say they are superior or worse than the Sovteks but simply different in a good way. Where the Sovteks add a smoother compressed fell these have a more open and airy feel. These will not replace any of the tubes I use on a regular basis but instead simply offer an additional soundscape that I find pleasurable and useable.
franfranky's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very bright sound"
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Russia Power!"
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Linn Sondek's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Correct."
Note that it seemed more at ease than V1 V2. A test, however, if one seeks a sonic character of this kind (which I can totally understand!).
1 people found this review helpful
kaoslord's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" a little disappointed"
after testing on my head Jet City 100W lamp is not terrible ...
in V1, but its very good gain and loss of right lower importance.
in distortion I find it very smooth, flat, almost sterile anything.
Ditto for V2, the distortion is a bit too flat and smooth.
Tried V3 (cathode follower position), it was super weird electrical noise, even at zero volume master! I quickly removed.
Conclusion: good gain, but its too entitled to my opinion.
And not used in cathode follower position!
Tiger foods's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A test"
I would say they are high gain (I use one in my pedal Pedaltone Koch), it brings more bite, but it depends on the combination with other lamps. Nice saturation, but its average clear (relativisez, it all depends on the amp which is mounted, it can work wonders on a high gain amp as anemic make cata typed on a vintage amp bluesy, but dependent).
Short, to test quite trade or resell later.
Personally, I test all kinds of preamp tubes, 12AU7, ay7, at7 and AX7, different brands and change is sometimes, but not always surprising. I like it when I keep the config.
1 people found this review helpful
N2h2's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" very good but with moderation."
I use it as input to the low gain amplifier, and position cold bias (distortion of floor) on High gain.
Has a very high gain (warning talking about volume, no distortion).
Lamp that is loaded with bass and treble, with middles present but a little further back than the rest.
Restore the gloss and image brightness has an amp a little dark.
Very good to keep a good momentum.
A short-breath, long life.
I have never met a microphone problems with.
-To be placed correctly in a config, often not ideal on a reverse phase push / pull as quickly brings the distortion.
-One or two is exellent, the more it makes her cold, screaming.
In all, a lamp which I do not do without, but used sparingly and thoroughly test all positions on an amp, just do a miracle in some places but not quickly make the sound loud on the amp already very bright.
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
I like its gain, its texture, its sound balance and strength in time!
ordered on banzai in Germany has not even € 15 if I remember correctly, well I think it's a great value for money!
Voivod K's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Dpoussire an amp!"
Voivod K's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)