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JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube

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JJ preamp tube with low noise and low microphonics. Great for phase inverters, reverb circuits, or any application which calls for 12AT7 tubes....Click To Read More About This Product

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JJ preamp tube with low noise and low microphonics. Great for phase inverters, reverb circuits, or any application which calls for 12AT7 tubes.


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JJ Electronics12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube
 
4.8

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves sound (11)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Good quality (8)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (7)
  • Concerts (5)
  • Back-up (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (8), Professional musician (4)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tone,Tone,Tone

By Buck

from The Swamplands of Louisiana

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Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Backup
  • Concerts
  • Practicing

Comments about JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube:

Once again if U can't find em in NOS try em out I have used them all as in them all. The pins are always straight and the tone is always dead on. These are all that go in all of my gear. I would stack em up with the Mullards anyday. And the price here is a good as any I've found including the tube depot..

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By Randy T

from Beaumont TX

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Pros

  • Improves Sound
  • Mid's Seem To Hit

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Tube Sounds Amazing

Comments about JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube:

I put this tube in my MXL mic and WOW what a difference in the sound . The mid's seem to come alive with a nice round punch. Very nice upgrade from factory tube. Ive tried a few vintage tubes RCA & GE these tubes really were the best in there time. Finding The right tube makes all the difference in all your audio gear. JJ'S would have to be right up there with the best!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So far so good

By worshipguy

from Vancouver WA

About Me Experienced

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Comments about JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube:

I have a Vox AC4 and I replaced my stock 12ax7 with one of these tubes. It definitely gave me more clean headroom which is what I was looking for but it's not quite as thick as I was hoping. Overall a good tube though. It accomplished my purposes

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tamed my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe

By Denyrunner

from Prescott

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Concerts
    • Practicing

    Comments about JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube:

    I wanted to be able to use my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe at lower settings at home. Stock the amp is very loud when dialing in the volume - almost impossible to set reasonably for home use. Changed one preamp tube 12AX7 (farthest on the right when looking from the rear of amp) for the new 12AT7 and cut the gain. Amp is now awesome to use at home as it can be turned down to decent volume. The tube lowers the gain by about 40% but the amp is still a beast and easily can be still used on stage. If more volume is needed in the room, mic and run to PA for additional volume..... Sweet and easy fix.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    VERY good replacement tube for the 12AX7

    By JohnG

    from Ca.

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    Pros

    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube:

      Used this as a replacement in a Behringer VT999 pedal. Replaced the stock 12AX7 which was crazy "hot". The 12AT7 is probably still to "hot" in the VT999 but it tames it so the pedal is usable.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      nice tone

      By jorge

      from New Mexico

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube:

        It tamed the overdrive channel on a Champ 12

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great preamp tubes

        By Jeddy Boy

        from Lebanon, OR

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube:

          These tubes were very cost effective for me.

           
          5.0

          Good quality

          By Mr vomito

          from Great falls mt

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Improves Sound

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              Comments about JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube:

              Use it with my Peavey 6505+

               
              5.0

              Good Item

              By brodog

              from RI

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional
              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube:

                  Worked great in my twin reverb last stage before power tubes

                   
                  4.0

                  Reliable, consistent preamp tubes

                  By David

                  from Arlington, VA

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                      Comments about JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube:

                      Decent tubes, i've used them several times over the years. I've found them to be consistent.

                       
                      5.0

                      Phase Inverter

                      By mv

                      from Moore, OK

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound

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                          Comments about JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube:

                          I should have tried this in my phase inverter position years ago... It sounds so much better. I'm am using in my Bugera 333XL.

                           
                          5.0

                          Made a huge difference in tone!

                          By Kentucky

                          from Chippewa Falls

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                          • Easy To Use
                          • Improves Sound

                          Cons

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                              Comments about JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube:

                              I bought this to put in a Marshall DSL 15c. I was not really happy with the early compression, and the fizzy high gain on the red channel. I did a small mod to the circuit board, and changed the speaker. Both of these helped a little. Replacing the stock 12ax7 with this in the V1 spot made all the difference. The amp sounds great now. Both channels are better to my ear.

                               
                              5.0

                              Great sound and quality!!!

                              By Bruisedego

                              from Long Beach, CA

                              About Me Novice

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                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backup
                                • Practicing

                                Comments about JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube:

                                Had to replace the original off my '82 Fender Super Champ due to reverb function loss. Before buying the uber expensive and defunct 6c10 tube, I thought to replace this first. Can't go wrong with JJ's price and quality. The reverb comes alive once more. NOW, if only JJ makes the 6c10!!!

                                 
                                4.0

                                Good tube, great price.

                                By TaosMax

                                from Taos, New Mexico

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                                Pros

                                • Good Quality
                                • Improves Sound

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • Concerts
                                  • Practicing

                                  Comments about JJ Electronics 12AT7 / ECC81 Preamp Vacuum Tube:

                                  I used this tube to replace the stock 12 AX7 that came in my harmonica amp. Definitely gave me more clean headroom. At this price, give it a roll!

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