Mullard CV4004 / 12AX7
From our review: "The smaller plates reduce noise. They are dead quiet both electrically and mechanically. Nice thick bottles and well aligned internals also help. If you currently like the Tung-Sol 12AX7 you will love this tube. The gain is similar but overall it is quieter and a bit warmer to my ears."
From the manufacturer: "The CV4004/12AX7 is a high gain, low noise valve with a short plate structure for reduced microphonics. Excellent for use in high gain Marshall pre-amplifier circuits where noise and microphonics can be a problem. Best for guitar amps."
The Mullard name and trademark have been acquired by the New Sensor Corporation. This new production Mullard CV4004 tube is manufactured at their Xpo-Pul factory (also known as Reflektor) in Saratov, Russia. New Sensor is an American corporation and since taking ownership of this factory has been steadily improving the quality of current production tubes.
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All our tubes are guaranteed for 3 months from the date of purchase. (Any exceptions will be noted on that tube's Warranty tab)
If you receive a tube that does not perform to the manufacturer's specifications, please do the following:
- contact us to get a return authorization
- return it via regular mail within 90 days from when we shipped it, and we will provide an exchange or refund of the full purchase price of the tube.
Returns not related to warranty or defect will be considered at our discretion, and are subject to a 15% restocking fee.
We can not accept returns that don't have an authorization, are past 3 month, or are returned improperly.
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Ratings & Reviews
perfect for V1 socket in highgain amps
by Bashar -
I contacted the folks at TheTubeStore for a recommendation for a 12ax7 to put in the V1 of my Egnater Armageddon to help tighten the amp up but at the same time give it some punch, smooth out the gain and take away the hashness. They recommended the Mullard CV4004.
Their recommendation was bang on. Cranked in the amp tonight and what a world of difference compared to the JJ ECC83S that was in the V1. the hashness is gone. The sound is more open and wide, yet punchy and tight. Smoothed the gain out without taking away gain... if anything, these tubes added a bit more useful gain to the amp.