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12AX7 / 7025 Tube Reviews
The musical detail or ability to reproduce the sound of the instrument is a key factor in assessing a tube for guitar amplifiers. Many amps have effect loops, reverb, tremolo, master... Full Review
12AY7 / 6072 Tube Reviews
To put it differently, the 12AY7 can often replace a 12AX7 in your amplifier and give you a rich, warm tone with lower gain than a 12AX7...
It's tough to find the perfect test-bed amplifier. Many amps have effect loops, reverb, tremolo, master volume and any number of other features that could affect your perceptions of tone. Full Reviews
6V6 Tube Reviews
The test gear used to evaluate these 6V6 tubes was a 1956 Tremolux, a 1966 Deluxe Reverb, 1983 Squire strat - stock pickups, Heritage 535 - Gibson 57 Classic Humbuckers and a Les Paul with Gibson... Full Reviews
EL34 / KT77 / 6CA7 Tube Reviews
It’s not easy evaluating something as subjective as sound. We each have our own personal taste in music and the way it sounds. I have attempted to add some objectivity by defining some aspects of... Full Review
EL84 / 6BQ5 / 7189 Tube Reviews
For these tests I was lucky enough to secure the loan of some classic amps and some modern gear as well. All of these amps are combos and put maximum stress on power tubes... Full Review
KT66 Tube Reviews
It's tough to find the perfect test-bed amplifier. Many amps have effect loops, reverb, tremolo, master volume and any number of other features that could affect your perceptions of tone... Full Review
300B Tube Reviews
For opinions on common 300B tubes, take a look at Noam Bronstein 300B tube comparison...