Jet City RetroValve Amp Vacuum Tube replacement devices are 100% analog offering the warm, fat, punchy sound traditionally associated with only glass vacuum tubes. RetroValves are pin-for-pin compatible with 12AX7 tubes in nearly any guitar amplifier, offering instant modification of preamp gain characteristics.
Jet City Red RetroValves are very high gain, allowing the preamp to achieve gain characteristics not possible with standard vacuum tubes.
RetroValves are very low noise and have no potential for the microphonics sometimes characteristic of vacuum tubes. And because RetroValves operate with much less heat and consume less power, they reduce stress on the amplifier’s electronics.
Use RetroValves alongside vacuum tubes, or replace vacuum tubes in any ‘cocktail’ combination. They operate in any 12AX7 socket, in nearly any guitar amplifier.