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Just ordered a jolida 1501rc and I want to know of a reliable place where I can get some 12AX7 tubes at. Also what are some 12AX7's I should be contemplating? I like a detailed, warm, airy, and punchy sound. I know its hard to find that all in one tube, but if I could have perfection, that would be it. Thanks.
 
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I like tubedepot. They have a great return policy, don't gouge on shipping, and have pretty good prices.
 
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dont end a sentence in a preposition.
 
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dont end a sentence in a preposition.


If I was in school then I WOULDN'T.
 
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An interesting comment from someone who uses neither capitalization at the beginning of a sentence nor proper punctuation in a contraction.
 
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Thanks guys for the recommendations, checking them out now.
 
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Just ordered a jolida 1501rc and I want to know of a reliable place where I can get some 12AX7 tubes at. Also what are some 12AX7's I should be contemplating? I like a detailed, warm, airy, and punchy sound. I know its hard to find that all in one tube, but if I could have perfection, that would be it. Thanks.


Here is some excellent imformation on the 12au7/12ax7 series of tubes.

http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/faq...bes.html#12au7
 
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Here is some excellent imformation on the 12au7/12ax7 series of tubes.

http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/faq...bes.html#12au7



Thanks, this was indeed a very informing read. Looks like I'll be getting some 5751 tubes. Now the search begins.
 
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btw, how hard is it going to be to change these tubes? I am going to have to bias? A question I should have asked a long time ago. I assumed that I could just change them.
 
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What are the original tubes and what are you going to put in their place? If you are going to use a 5751 where a 12AX7 is there should be no problem. The gain is lower on the 5751 but not enough to matter and the bias will be fine. The 5751 just a few years ago was cheap. They would sell for 4 to 5 dollars and then they got hot. Too bad but also realize there are a number of later military JAN versions that are not very good. You need the early version of this tube and the triple mica is more desireable. The RCA black plate is good as in the GE 5 star. There are some that are way too expensive but if run at the right voltages they should last a long time.

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I second triode electronics, although they don't carry much in the way of NOS tubes. They're good guys to deal with.


I have been wanting to stop by these guys for awhile, But I guess its self control that I havent yet...

to bad yet is the word.
 
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Billy, do you know if www.audiotubes.com is a store or if he only does mail order. He's got 4 tubes I really want for pretty good prices, and its only up in Hoffman Estates.
 
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What are the original tubes and what are you going to put in their place? If you are going to use a 5751 where a 12AX7 is there should be no problem. The gain is lower on the 5751 but not enough to matter and the bias will be fine. The 5751 just a few years ago was cheap. They would sell for 4 to 5 dollars and then they got hot. Too bad but also realize there are a number of later military JAN versions that are not very good. You need the early version of this tube and the triple mica is more desireable. The RCA black plate is good as in the GE 5 star. There are some that are way too expensive but if run at the right voltages they should last a long time.

John



Thanks so I should be able to just swap with ax7's or 5751s.

Can anyone help me find a Sylvania Gold Brand grey plate gold pin pair? I've been searching to no avail. Thanks.
 
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