V1 tube thoughts?

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V1 tube thoughts?

Post by corvairdoug » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:20 am

I heard today of a guy swapping a 12ax7 out and put a 12at7 in its place. Or, a 5751? You guys ever do this, and how did it affect your amp?
Seems like I really like OD1 orange gain amount, but sometimes the hum and noise is intolerable. What do ya think?
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Re: V1 tube thoughts?

Post by okgb » Fri Nov 01, 2019 6:13 pm

More gain = more noise , generally speaking. there are gain reduction mods in the bible, but
12at7 has a gain factor of 50 compared to 100 with the 12ax7, the 5751 is 80 , so I'd start there.
I have a fender super sonic, that replacing the first 12ax7 with a 5751 solved the noise [ waterfall ] issues & sounds better
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