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Ratings & Reviews
Best preamp tube, ever...
by Aaron C. Revord, Sr
I used this tube to build a bass preamp for a friend of mine. As a guitar player, I did not have a bass around, so I tested the preamp two ways; by plugging first into a guitar amp, and then by hooking my computer to the preamp and then out to a power amp and speakers while watching TV and movies.
There are three things you need to know:
1) Best preamp tube for audio and bass. My favorite TV show is "House, MD," and this is the program I watched most through this amp. I just loved how the pre added depth to the sound of the program. Music sounded great when it went through this pre, too. See #3 about the bass.
2) Great for guitar if you like a clean tone. Overdrive tones are just nasty and should be avoided for 6-string. Granted, I set up the pre as a bass amplifier, basically by adding no cathode bypass caps and setting the coupling caps as close to the 20Hz mark as possible, but still after running both the i/p through a filter I could not get a desirable overdrive tone, and I have read other reviews that have suggested the same thing.
3) Contrary to #2, this has great, great overdrive tones for bass. When I gave this to my friend, we turned the pre up to "10." Killer overdrive, probably the best overdriven bass tone I have ever heard. It is a laughable, the type of sick tones that come out of this tube when overdriven with a bass (Fender Jazz was used for this demo into a SS power amp). And the clean... any bass amp built with these tubes will produce "the" bass tone.
In summary, great for Hi-Fi, clean Jazz bass, overdriven bass, clean/clean blues for guitar, and stay from overdrive with guitar.
Would give 5/5 stars, but a bit of warning (4.5/5). If you are scratch building, you should build a DC power supply for the heaters. There is a noticeable hum from these tubes that is greatly reduced when using DC.
I've had these tubes a few weeks now. I have not gigged with them yet, and I'm using them in a Bad Cat 20 watt combo. I am comparing them to a few NOS tubes that I was lucky enough to find at a reasonable price. The Tung Sols sound very good, especially if you like a forward mid sound. They do seem to be as clean as most of my NOS, but I still prefer some (but not all) of my NOS because their sound seems more balance across the entire frequency spectrum.
I don't know much about tubes, but I've read that their tone changes after they are broken in. Now, I'm only comparing the new Tung Sols to new NOS.
Yup, it's a dual triode.
by Brendan -
Guys, it's an electron valve. Words like "creamy" or "soundstage" are laughably meaningless. This tube amplifies signals that are put into it. It does so with the expected linearity of a vacuum tube triode. I managed to break the indexing pin off of one through sheer stupidity; super glue is a good fix.
No complaints. It works, it looks good, and I expect to get a good life span from this tube.