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Jet City RetroValve 12AX7 Amp Vacuum Tube Replacement 3 Pack

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Product Description

The Jet City RetroValve 12AX7 Amp Vacuum Tube Replacement 3 Pack provides a pin-for-pin all analog replacement for 12AX7 tubes. These vacuum tube replacement devices offer the warm, fat, punchy sound traditionally associated with only glass vacuum tubes. RetroValves are very low noise and have no potential for the microphonics sometimes characteristic of tubes and operate with much less heat and consume less power.

Use RetroValves alongside vacuum tubes, or replace vacuum tubes in any ‘cocktail’ combination. They operate in any 12AX7 socket, in nearly any guitar amplifier.

Jet City RetroValve 12AX7 Amp Vacuum Tube Replacement Varieties

  • Blue: Significantly lower gain, effectively ‘cooling off’ the preamp gain
  • Amber: Nominally the same gain as a standard 12AX7 and perform as you would expect a 12AX7 would
  • Red: Very high gain, allowing the preamp to achieve gain characteristics not possible with standard vacuum tubes

Product Specifications
RetroValves are pin-for-pin compatible with 12AX7 tubes in nearly any guitar amplifier, offering instant modification of preamp gain characteristics.Use RetroValves alongside vacuum tubes, or replace vacuum tubes in any “cocktail” combination. They operate in any 12AX7 socket, in nearly any guitar amplifier.Amber RetroValves are nominally the same gain as a standard 12AX7 and perform as you would expect a 12AX7 would.
Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  630-556-4414 Warranty:  1 Year
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Everything I could have hoped for
General
Your general opinion of this product.
Retrovalve Amber 3 pack To get down to it these things sound awesome. Clean they sound in my opinion better than a 12AX7. Distorted is where things get a little different. They have some subtle, and I mean very subtle, differences between regular 12AX7's. Its hard to even put my finger on what's different. But don't let that stop you! They sound extremely warm, fat, and punchy when distorted. They also seem to quiet off a lot of the noise and hiss in my amps. I plan on putting these in all my amps. I can't wait until they make powertube versions of these. I don't think I can recommend these things enough! Heck, I'm even gonna leave my email address up so if you have any questions about these you can contact me.
Quality
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
They feel very well made. They feel surprisingly heavy for the size. The pins are extremely sturdy.
Playability and Feel
How does it feel, Heavy, Fast, Chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
In every amp I put them in they sound good. When I put them in my vox ac15 the clean sounded better, warmer, and fatter but still so chimey. When I put them in my Jet city JCA20h they really made this amp more quiet. A lot of the noise and hiss were gone. They sound awesome when I push this amp into distortion. The amp to me seems to get (for lack of a better term) more ballsy.
Tone
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
It seems to bring nothing but good to the tone of any amp I put them in.
Finish
How did the stain or paint job look?
These things look cool and I enjoy how they light up in my amp to let me know they are working.
Reliability
How has it stood up over time?
I've had these things for months now and they have stood up fine. I've never had any issues with them and I don't expect to.
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MSRP: $142.99Save:30%
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