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Item #: SVE 12AX7 Mfr# SVE 12AX7

Svetlana 12AX7 Russian Pre Amp Vacuum Tube

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Product Description

Svetlana Tubes are made in Russia and are renown for their tone and character.

Svetlana offers a wide selection of tubes for both hi-end audio and guitar amplification.

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Dave from Desert Hot Springs, CA
Overall Rating
Playability and Feel
More Gain, More Headroom, More Tone
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Looks well constructed to me.
Your general opinion of this product.
My amp is a VibroChamp XD. The stock preamp tube was a Fender (SovTek 12AX7WC). I replaced it with the Svetlana, which doesn't break up as early and gives me more headroom. It still breaks up, but just later. In between, it gives me lots of subtle tones - more harmonics and more musical. It also gave me more gain, and as a result, more volume on the quieter amp models - IE: The Black Face channel 4 - my favorite. And because of the increased gain, it also brings the 6v6 power tube more into play. Which I like. All in all, it was a few bucks well spent. I have about 60 hours on it now, and it seems to keep getting better as it settles in.
Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick, thin?
This tube has noticeably more tone than some of the other more linear sounding tubes. No quite a TungSol, and certainly not a Gold Lion, but pleasantly in the middle. If you want early break up and low power distortion, try something else. If you are looking for something with headroom, definition and musical overtones, you might want to give this a try. I'm glad I did.
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MSRP: $17.00
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