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Item Reviews for: Svetlana 12AX7 Russian Pre Amp Vacuum Tube  -  SVE 12AX7

More Gain, More Headroom, More Tone
By: Dave from Desert Hot Springs, CA      Submitted: 12/9/2012

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General 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.
so sweet!
By: dotcomsean from nashville, tn      Submitted: 9/6/2012

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Your general opinion of this product. looks good. sounds good. i'm diggin' it!
Great tube- not many places carry it!
By: Matty J. from San Marcos, CA. U.S.A.      Submitted: 5/1/2012

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Your general opinion of this product. I own just about every new production 12ax7 (and a couple nos). I had it narrowed to the EH and Tung Sol being my favorites. I read somewhere if you liked those two to give the Svetlana a shot. I did and was very impressed with it's overall tonal characteristics... A new favorite! Try it yourself. You can't go wrong at this price. A great buy for a great tube.
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