Curious about what 12AX7 preamp tube is right for you?! With all of the different tubes on the market and all of the info on the forums that is passed around sometimes it is hard to get straightforward answers that are unbiased and if you are like me, I am a musician on a budget and can’t afford to buy a million different tubes to try them all out. Well luckily for us we have a killer write up all about the different 12AX7 tubes and their family members that helps sort out some of the BS and hopefully will help you make a more informed choice next time you swap out your tubes. Check out the link below for our 12AX7 Comparison of Current Production Tubes.


I call my pile of low wattage tube amps “Tonehenge”.  :D

The two main “sarcens” ar the 2012 Marshall 50th Anniversary JTM-1C, and the 1968 drip edge Fender Vibro Champ.  Playing “lintel”  to the sarcens is the tweed 1957 Fender Champ and Blackstar HT-1.

The guitar is my 1988 Fender American Standard Stratocaster. 


My audiophile system : 

Halgorythme 1605 Emission Labs SE 24W monoblocks amplifiers

Halgorythme CX310 Cunnigham SE line preamplifier with separate power supply 

Jadis Symphonia Evolution Tube CD player

Halgorythme phono preamplifier ECC83/ECC82 with separate power supply

Kuzma Stabi + Stogi S12 tonearm with VTA adjustable on the fly + Dynavector XV1S mc cartridge

Hiraga 2 mc head amplifier

Magnum Dynalab FT 101 tuner