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Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AT7 Preamp Tube  

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  • Tested under extreme conditions
  • Guaranteed free of excess noise and squeal
  • JAN spec.
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Tested under extreme listening conditions and guaranteed to be free of excess noise and microphonic ring.

The Groove Tubes GT-12AT7 preamp tube is manufactured to the highest quality JAN spec. NOS, made in Russia for extremely long life. Used widely in most U.S.-made amps and, in particular, Fender amps. Fender amps with reverb use 2 - 12AT7s -- one for the reverb drive stage, and one as a phase inverter to drive the push/pull output stage. The makeup of the 12AT7 is very similar to the 12AX7 and it can be substituted for a 12AX7 in a pinch. Some players prefer the 12AT7 in the driver stage of a Marshall for a cleaner, brighter tone. (The driver or phase inverter is the 12AX7 located nearest the power tubes.) The 12AT7 is rarely used in a tone-generating stage, but rather in function stages, so the Groove Tubes GT-12AT7 is selected for durability.

Country of origin: Russia

Features
  • Tested under extreme conditions
  • Guaranteed free of excess noise and squeal
  • JAN spec.
  • Military
  • NOS
  • Extremely long life

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Gold Series GT-12AT7 Preamp Tube Specifications:

  • Country of origin: Russia
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Groove TubesGold Series GT-12AT7 Preamp Tube
 
4.6

(based on 10 reviews)

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75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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  • Improves sound (3)

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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      welcomed distortion & warmth

      I bought several tubes to test and notice different sounds. Nothing negative is written here. This is only a comparison review from my personal experience. Hope it helpsAnalog Tube Sounds ? (On Nady...Read complete review

      I bought several tubes to test and notice different sounds. Nothing negative is written here. This is only a comparison review from my personal experience. Hope it helpsAnalog Tube Sounds ? (On Nady RSM-2 Ribbon Mic)Listed in order from articulate to warmth, from high-end presence to sub-sonic presence, from detailed to softened.Tung-Sol ? 12AX7 Pronounced and Articulate, Impressive Presence, Slightly Warm Highs with Crystal Lows, DetailedRuby Tubes ? 12-AX7ACZ-HG / E86-33 S Highly Versatile, Good Detail on the Highs, Moderately Roughened Edges, Average Thickness, Slightly Mudded Mid'sBugera ? 12AX7D Average-Warmth, Defined Mid-Range Muddiness, Compressor- Like ProjectionGroove Tubes Gold Series ? 12AT7 Very Warm, Slight & Welcomed Distortion at Peaks, Thick & Partially Muddy, Harder EdgesElectro-Harmonics ? 12AX7 EH Very Warm, Very Soft, Very Thick, Seems to Normalize Signal Spikes, Lower than Average Projection

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      Was Great for One Hour, then TOAST!

      Used to replace a 12AX7 pre amp on Vox AC4TV for more headroom. Worked great. After an hour of playing, it started to rattle fiercely. Tapping on tube in live circuit with the...Read complete review

      Used to replace a 12AX7 pre amp on Vox AC4TV for more headroom. Worked great. After an hour of playing, it started to rattle fiercely. Tapping on tube in live circuit with the eraser of a pencil produced extreme microphonics, worse ever heard. Put Electro Harmonics 12AX7 back in, problem solved. Anyone know a good quality 12AT7?

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      5.0

      GT-12AT7 Review

      By KL

      from USA

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AT7 Preamp Tube:

          This tube works very well for the inverter section. Well matched/balanced and higher gain (similar to a 12AX7).

          Just put one in a Fender Hot Rod DeVille in the V3 location (i.e. inverter before the power tubes).

          Nice warm tone, punchy.

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          5.0

          Fits Great in my Randall Head

          By Espyago

          from Brownsville, Tx

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          Pros

          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AT7 Preamp Tube:

            I puted this on my Randall RH300+ and it works great, no problems at all, highly recomended

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            GT-12AT7 Gold Series

            By Kencomp

            from Pennsylvania

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Great Sound
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AT7 Preamp Tube:

              I am completely satisfied with these replacement tubes for my Hot Rod Deluxe. The factory 12AX7 tubes were great, just too loud. The sound quality is just as good if not the same.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Was Great for One Hour, then TOAST!

              By MrGoodthing

              from Seattle

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              Pros

                Cons

                • Extremely Microphonic
                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                • Demonstrate Microphonics

                Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AT7 Preamp Tube:

                Used to replace a 12AX7 pre amp on Vox AC4TV for more headroom. Worked great. After an hour of playing, it started to rattle fiercely. Tapping on tube in live circuit with the eraser of a pencil produced extreme microphonics, worse ever heard. Put Electro Harmonics 12AX7 back in, problem solved. Anyone know a good quality 12AT7?

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Good tube for the Phase-inverter.

                By Doug Pearl

                from Ohio

                Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AT7 Preamp Tube:

                My amp sounds better than ever, I put Ruby 6L6's in the power section, Tung-sol 12AX7's for the drive tubes and the Groove tube 12AT7 for my power inverter. It brought my amp back to life! (mostly switching the ECC38 to 12AX7 tubes) But they all add up to tone!
                Groove tubes 12AT7 pre-amp tube, It's sturdy. I chose it because it is supposed to be a very solid, durable tube for the phase-inverter. Time will tell.
                No complaints. Gimme a year, and I'll ley you know how it holds up.
                MF always seems to shine through, when it comes to bang for the buck.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Product Well Worth It!!!

                By Thomas & Janet

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AT7 Preamp Tube:

                I rate this Tube all the way because it delivers excellent tone. I have installed it in my MXL 960 Condensor, and Art-2 PreAmp, but decided to leave it in the 960 because my Mic is set up for a 12AT7 Tube. It never hurts to experiment!
                This a quiet operating Tube, giving a smooth tone.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great tube for noisy amps

                Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AT7 Preamp Tube:

                I put this in the phase inverter section like the description mentioned. WOW, what a difference. I have a Peavey JSX that was very noisy. I couldn't believe the difference. There was practically no noise coming from the amp. I had to double check the standby switch to make sure it was on. It didn't really drop the gain of the amp too much. It did make it sound a whole lot better. I have a tigther bass tone, everything over all sounds better. This is the tube that I will always use in front of the power tubes for now on.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                welcomed distortion & warmth

                By Son of Gib

                from Boonville, IN

                Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AT7 Preamp Tube:

                I bought several tubes to test and notice different sounds. Nothing negative is written here. This is only a comparison review from my personal experience. Hope it helpsAnalog Tube Sounds ? (On Nady RSM-2 Ribbon Mic)Listed in order from articulate to warmth, from high-end presence to sub-sonic presence, from detailed to softened.Tung-Sol ? 12AX7 Pronounced and Articulate, Impressive Presence, Slightly Warm Highs with Crystal Lows, DetailedRuby Tubes ? 12-AX7ACZ-HG / E86-33 S Highly Versatile, Good Detail on the Highs, Moderately Roughened Edges, Average Thickness, Slightly Mudded Mid'sBugera ? 12AX7D Average-Warmth, Defined Mid-Range Muddiness, Compressor- Like ProjectionGroove Tubes Gold Series ? 12AT7 Very Warm, Slight & Welcomed Distortion at Peaks, Thick & Partially Muddy, Harder EdgesElectro-Harmonics ? 12AX7 EH Very Warm, Very Soft, Very Thick, Seems to Normalize Signal Spikes, Lower than Average Projection

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                5.0

                Great Sounding Tube

                By Rocker-R3L7B

                from Missouri

                Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AT7 Preamp Tube:

                I put one of these in a tube Equalizer that I have to replace the import tube it came with and it made a very noticable difference. Much stronger lows and mids. Nice round sound.

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                5.0

                Sounds Good

                By Anonymous

                from Undisclosed

                Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-12AT7 Preamp Tube:

                Works for me... Warm sound... does what a tube should do.

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