Preferred Series 7025 / 12AX7
This 7025 is a high quality and very rugged custom 12AX7 tube produced for us in China by the Shuguang factory. The plates are manufactured out of a premium metal imported from Germany and supported with extra thick mica spacers to insure against microphonics. They are burned in and tested at the factory and then again on our digital high voltage equipment to make sure the tubes selected for you will provide outstanding tone and performance.
From our review: "A great sounding 12AX7 tube type that reminds me a little more of the ECC83 that Ei made in the old days. That's a pretty nice compliment. I compared this tube against an old Ei and Telefunken smooth plate and there was very little difference. Lots of gain with a rather low noise floor. No microphonics issues at all. Very good considering the large plate size. Spot welding may be better for microphonics than crimped plates. I tried it in all the standard guitar amp duties and it was fine. Fabulous in Blackface Fender amps. We tried this 7025 in a 66 Vibrolux reverb 2x10 combo and the tones were all there. Light and shimmering or really aggressive, it's all good."
Warranty: The Preferred Series 7025 tubes carry a 6 month extended warranty.
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Warranty Information and Return PolicyWarranty Period: 6 months
All our Preferred Series tubes are guaranteed for 6 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 6 months 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 6 months, or are returned improperly.
These guidelines may be updated without notice.
Ratings & Reviews
by josh p
love it for my rivera superchamp..some other 12ax7 tubes just a little too much gain... superchamp fans this is the one
by J Steen
Great tube! I tested this alongside a Ruby, JJ, Tung sol and a Chinese tube. All sounded good in their own way but I chose this tube to keep this in my amp.
Highly Recommended !!
I put the Preferred Series 7025 / 12AX7 in my 1996 Marshall JMP-1 pre-amp and it's really sound bad ass to me.
Compared to the original tubes, my pre-amp came alive and it's all good in any frequency range of sounds.
Too quiet for its own good
by J Ang
I was looking forward to listening to this 7025 tube on my vtl 7.5 preamp but it wasnt meant to be. It was too quiet for my liking. A little on the dead side in terms of vocal openness and light footed with the low frequencies too. It may suit other systems but not mine.
Great Tubes! Great Service!
by Scott -
Very nice tubes, great sound.
The full line of Preferred series tubes are great!
I will never order another tube from anywhere else, EVER!
The tube store can answer any question you have and point you in the right direction for the sound that you are looking for.
The customer service is fantastic!