Are ECC83 tubes the same as 12AX7?
The ECC83 Valve – also known as the 12AX7. The 12AX7 Valve (or 12AX7 vacuum Tube) is a small preamplifier valve which is identical to the ECC83 – same valve, just a different name. It has two identical triodes both of which have a high voltage gain.
Can I replace 12AX7 with ECC83?
Changing tubes in an amp can be a particularly challenging experience, especially since there seem to be so many of them. In this article, we’ll concentrate on the question of the ECC83 vs 12Ax7 tubes. The truth is, there is no difference at all between them, and each one is interchangeable with the other.
What is the difference between ECC83 and ECC83S?
The ECC83 MG is a “Mid Gain” 12AX7 type tube. It retains all of the definition and detail that the ECC83S short plate and the ECC803S long plate tubes have but it has slightly less gain than the ECC83S but a bit more gain than the ECC803S. Sonically it’s nice and thick sounding with a good edge that’s not brittle.
Can a 12AU7 replace a 12AX7?
You can interchange a 12AX7 with 12AT7, 12AU7, 12AY7 or 5751 as they are all the same pin structure, however they will each give you a different result in your amp. Each of these tubes has a different gain factor, which means some will give higher gain and others lower gain.
What amp tubes are interchangeable?
The 12AX7, 12AT7, and 12AU7 all belong to the same family of nine contact, twin triode tubes. In many cases, these tubes are interchangeable and can easily be swapped.
What’s the difference between ECC83 and 12AX7 tubes?
If you own a tube amp, there’s a good chance it has one or more 12Ax7 tubes running the preamp section. If you need to replace your 12Ax7 tubes, you will undoubtedly come across the ECC83 tube.
Which is the best preamp tube for a guitar?
The 12Ax7 tube is by far the most popular preamp tube used in guitar amplifiers. If you own a tube amp, there’s a good chance it has one or more 12Ax7 tubes running the preamp section. If you need to replace your 12Ax7 tubes, you will undoubtedly come across the ECC83 tube.
When did the 12AX7 preamp tube come out?
Stay well, stay safe. RCA developed the 12AX7 tube in the 1940s for general purpose amplification. Today, 12AX7 is the most common preamp tube used in guitar and audio amp due to its high amplification factor (mu). We carry a large selection of 12AX7 tubes to help you get the right sonic from your gear.