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Old 11th December 2010, 07:12 PM   #11
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Minion, are you saying that he won't get nice distortion because he is using a 12AX7? Or because he is running it at 12 volts?
You get great distortion out of a 12ax7 but is sounds pretty farty at 12v , there isn"t enough headroom at 12v for the amount of gain in at 12ax7 , I second the suggestion to try a 12au7 at 12v as it has less gain and would need less headroom .....
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Old 14th December 2010, 10:48 AM   #12
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I have a pre-CBS Fender Bassman amp (lousy bass amp but a good guitar amp) and it has 12 A something besides X 7s. It might be 12 AU7s. It does have less gain than all my other amps and they all have 12 AX7s.
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