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Any recommendations for 12AU7 tubes?
« on: September 12, 2007, 07:14:35 AM »
Im feeling like the tubes in my dbx386 preamp are shot -  the past few outings have produced dull, dark sounding recordings...

The manual lists them as 12AU7...

Any recommendations?

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Re: Any recommendations for 12AU7 tubes?
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2007, 09:05:29 AM »
I know the guy at Eurotubes likes the JJ Electronics tubes; about their 12AU7 he says


Factory description: Special grid plated by gold to reduce microphone interaction and noise.

My observation: Once again a world class tube. Wonderful in Hi-Fi and guitar amps. Very smooth and detailed with a great open sound.


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Re: Any recommendations for 12AU7 tubes?
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2007, 08:06:55 PM »
My Tung-Sols have been playing fine since 1971    :o

Many of the newer 12AU7s are made extra durable to withstand guitar-cabinet use

Are you sure that the caps aren't aging?
I have found sometimes that caps have shorter life than tubes!
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