Re: 12AX7/12AU7 swap

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Posted by David on April 14, 2001 at 12:24:23:

In Reply to: Re: 12AX7/12AU7 swap posted by Bluzharper on April 13, 2001 at 21:54:29:

: : Can anyone tell me if I can replace a 12AX7 tube with a 12AU7 without any concern ?
: You should have no problems if thats the pre-amp tube in a guitar amp. The amplification factor on the 12AX7 is 100% the factor on the 12 AU7 is 17% this will allow you to turn up the volume with somewhat less feedback and it should not hurt the amp. Great for harmonica not so great for guitar. Good Luck..
:Thanks for the reply, Bluz. I'm using it in a mic preamp that I run into a PA so this should help.

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