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Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-ECC83-S Preamp Tube  

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Clear and tight with a smooth top end.

The Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-ECC83-S is a classic Euro type preamp tube with medium to high gain and a linear frequency response. Very clear, even vacuum tube tone with good bass character.

Country of origin: Slovakia

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Gold Series GT-ECC83-S Preamp Tube Specifications:

  • Country of origin: Slovakia
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Groove TubesGold Series GT-ECC83-S Preamp Tube
 
5.0

(based on 13 reviews)

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Pros

  • Good quality (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

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      5.0

      Excellent tubes!!

      By Mark

      from Lawrence, KS

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      Pros

      • Bought Pair Well-matched
      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All the time

        Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-ECC83-S Preamp Tube:

        Tried some JJ Gold 803S tubes. They were ok for a while, but not as good as these. These have always been my go-to tube and glad to have them again. Add to that, the circuitry in the preamps I use likely were designed for these tubes. Let them burn in through active use and the sound really opens up to a sweet, full character.

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        5.0

        Groove tube

        By 3 fingers

        from Smithville,Mo

        Pros

        • Better Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-ECC83-S Preamp Tube:

            Improved sound immensely.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great for Clean Bright Tone

            By Mr. Guitar

            from Appomattox, Va

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Great For Clean Channel
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • Thin Sounding Harmonics

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Clean Channel In Fender
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-ECC83-S Preamp Tube:

            This tube sounds great in position one of my Fender Hotrod Deluxe, however, when used in position one and two in my Hotrod Deluxe, there were plenty of harmonics but the harmonics sounded a bit too bright and thin. I preferred the sound of my amp with this tube in position one and a Groove Tube 12AX7-C in position two.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great tube

            By Chris Robinson

            from central Texas

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            Pros

            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-ECC83-S Preamp Tube:

              Ordered a GT Gold Series GT-ECC83-S Preamp Tube to replace the original, 15+ year old 12AX7 in a recently acquired (used, eBay) Rocktron Voodoo Valve Witch Doctor pre-amp. Man, what a difference. Note articulation, sustain, smoothness and especially the "spongy-ness" of the low/mid-gain is just amazing. A little bright on the high-end, need to dial down the presence setting on a couple patches and on my ENGL head. But it's all good. Best upgrade I have made in a while. As for GT -- they source tubes from different suppliers globally, test and use those that have the best musical properties and durability (mine was made in Slovakia). SO, IMO, the premium you are paying for a GT is to eliminate the guess work and expense of finding a good sounding tube yourself, you know you are going to get one that has been tested and has a definite musical "voice".

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              OMG!!!!

              Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-ECC83-S Preamp Tube:

              I bought 6 of these to go with the GT EL-34L-s Gold series power tubes to retube my 100 watt Marshall Plexi, and my Marshall 9001 3-ch all-tube preamp. Most people say the preamp is not worth having. I have to disagree. With this re-tube of the preamp...Man what a difference. I liked it before but now....It will tear your head off, it is just incredible. like having a whole different preamp. As for my Plexi that I run the preamp into these preamp tubes are phenominal. Same kind of difference for the head. I will stick with Groove Tubes and I will never buy another Ruby tube unless GT goes out of busiess. Groove Tube Rocks!!!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

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              By Fender/Gibson

              from Georgia

              Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-ECC83-S Preamp Tube:

              This is the tube that GT "traces curves" on sophisticated equipment and packages with their Special Application Group (SAG) kits. STRONG GAIN with this tube--pushing a STOUT signal through the front end of a cascading gain amp is what this tube does GREAT. Additionally, the cleans sound like someone took the "blanket" off the amp--mids are definitely THERE!!! My tech also installed a Matched Phase Inverter (MPI). These tubes made a B-I-G difference in my FENDER:-)

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great sound...

              By CPC

              from Nashville, TN

              Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-ECC83-S Preamp Tube:

              I've tried several other 12AX7/ECC83 type tubes and keep coming back to the Groove Tubes ECC83-S. In fact, I like it so much, I replaced ALL my preamp tubes with it! It has a good hot tone, but still clean enough for when you don't want to play loud. It woke up my dead-sounding 5150 amp.

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              If you want real British tone then you need these!

              By Thunderfingers

              from Lynn,Massachusetts

              Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-ECC83-S Preamp Tube:

              I replaced the crappy stock Sovtek tubes that came with my Silkyn Super 50 with six of these. What a huge difference. Dan Torres recommended these, and as always,he was right on the money. My amp sounds like a combination of a Marshall, Orange, and a Vox. It's sick! I also put a Eminence Wizard speaker in it too. They're a perfect combination. I highly recommend these tubes!

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Tube Lites Up Marshall

              By Milwaukee Mike

              from Wisconsin

              Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-ECC83-S Preamp Tube:

              Recently purchased a barely used Marshall AVT 50 and decided to purchase this Groove Tube as I was looking for a lttle better tone and sustain. WOW! What a difference. More tone, more sustain, a much better sound and even more power, which I really didn't need. I am now totally satisfied with the way this amp sounds and this tube made a difference for me.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              I got my gain/tone back!!!!

              By Matt-SzxBc

              from Houston Texas

              Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-ECC83-S Preamp Tube:

              I've had a Marshall AVT150 Combo for a few years, and had lost my tone, and gain. One new tube, and I had it back, and then some!!! My amp came new in a box, and it has more gain now than it did new!!!! Get one now!!!

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