#1
Hi All,
Im looking at replacing the pre-amp tubes in my Blackstar HT-100. I can get JJs for about $16 each or Tung Sols for about $23 (Aussie dollars). I have heard that both of these are good but are the Tung Sols worth the extra cash??
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Brett
#2
I'd say no. In my experience, the JJ ECC83S is the best 12AX7 in current production, though they're a little bit dark. Unless you have the kind of amp that only sounds right with the treble and presence knobs on ten, I highly recommend 'em. Tung-Sols, on the other hand, are a wee bit harsh (in my oh so humble opinion) and have lower electrical tolerances--you can't, for example, use them as cathode followers unless you just really love fire.
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#3
JJ are made better. Paying extra to get fake TungSols is crazy behaviour.
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#4
Gotta say, no experience with Tungsols but JJ are highly revered and i just retubed my amp completley with JJ's (8 12ax7 and 6 6l6's) and im really happy with the sound
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#5
I use both jjs and tung sol in my amp. Jjs sound delicious
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