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  • Electro-Harmonix 12AX7's vs. JJ 12AX7's

    Which do you like?
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  • #2
    EH = too bright/trebly for my taste
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      • #4
        EH are good in the right application. I find them very bright and thin in the wrong application.

        I find JJ's thicker and more musical. That's just me.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by JKD
          EH = too bright/trebly for my taste


          +1 They sound fizzy in my Cobra. They will be replaced with jjs
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          • #6
            I like JJs too. But some folks hate 'em

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            • #7
              I've never been happy with JJ preamp tubes. I like the E-H a lot.
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              • #8
                It depends on what amp they are going in...In general I prefer EH's in high gain amps and JJ's in lower gain amps...but not always...I'd just try both and listen.

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                • #9
                  It always depends on the amp but in Peavey amps I love JJ's. Some amps i'm sure they are way too dark.
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                  • #10
                    Depends on the amp and speakers, but if I had to pick one, it would be the EH.

                    Ruby STR 7025s rule though (for new production tubes).
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                    • #11
                      I liked Ehs for a while. They could add some brightness and crunch to wimpy circuits, but they are so sterile. They aren't what I would describe as organic sounding at all.

                      JJs may be ok for high gain circuits, but I never liked them in lower gain applications. They seem to suck the life out of those kinds of circuits.

                      I guess I wouldn't recommend either. You may want to get your hands on some Mullard 12AT7s. Readily available and cheap as new production tubes. Much more character and much more versatile. Almost as much gain as a Mullard 12AX7, too.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by KCA NOS Tubes


                        Ruby STR 7025s rule though (for new production tubes).


                        Really? I have been looking for some "go to" new production tubes.
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                        • #13
                          EH 12AX7's by a long shot. The EH preamp tubes have always sounded at least decent in the amps I have tried them in.

                          The JJ Ecc83S are another story. They sounded good in a sovtek mig 60, but every other amp they have sounded like I put a blanket over the cab and been overly grainy and dull. They were really hyped about 3-4 years ago on this forum and I bought a complete batch for my 2 amps at the time. They are all sitting in their boxes at the moment



                          My personal new production preamp tubes are the Ei elites.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ElectricMayhem


                            Really? I have been looking for some "go to" new production tubes.


                            Look no further.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by KCA NOS Tubes


                              Look no further.


                              Did you get rid of the EI Elite 12AX7's? I hope not, those are my favorite current production preamp tubes.

                              I will have to check out those ruby tubes. For some reason I couldn't find them without searching for them specifically on your site....

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