This tube has a well balanced, colorful tone with strongly defined lows, mids and smooth highs. It allows for more clean head-room than higher gain 12AX7s. In overdrive, it is smooth and strong with well defined lows and mids. When pushed into overdrive it offers clean distortion with well balanced lows and mids. The JJ 12AX7 is well suited for all types of music and playing styles. It is also highly recommended for studio pre-amps and hi-fi gear
Octal power tube (Max Plate Watts = 30W). This Slovakian tube has colorful lows, loose / easy-going mid body and a brightly shining chime for the highs. In overdrive, it offers a tight and focused bite with crisp, bright and well-defined articulation.
9 pin miniature preamp tube (Amplification Factor = 100). The Chinese 12AX7B is very similar in tone to its standard Chinese cousin, but the Bs seem to average in at slightly lower gain and noise. For more information about our 12AX7 tubes, see our tech corner article on 12AX7s.
This Russian tube is full bodied and bright with a more straightforward presentation. It packs a lot of bite with its higher-than-normal gain. In overdrive, it offers a lot of crunchy fizz. For more information about our 12AX7 tubes, see our tech corner article on 12AX7s.