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    Those magic tones of the NOS ECC83/12AX7, (if you are a Russian oligarch).

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    bordonbert

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    Those magic tones of the NOS ECC83/12AX7, (if you are a Russian oligarch).

    Post by bordonbert on Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:29 am

    Just came across this in my travels and was tickled by it.  I warn you, it's only for the pure of heart real believers though!

    Is it really this good?

    Well what do you think?  Worth every penny?







    (Or does the Emperor really have no clothes on after all? Embarassed )
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    Re: Those magic tones of the NOS ECC83/12AX7, (if you are a Russian oligarch).

    Post by bordonbert on Thu Aug 10, 2017 12:37 pm

    ...and these just popped up for the more money conscious buyer. At this price they're a bargain.

    Cheap at twice the price!

    They are even well burned in for us, (being secondhand). Very Happy
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    Re: Those magic tones of the NOS ECC83/12AX7, (if you are a Russian oligarch).

    Post by JonnyNonsense on Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:49 pm

    WTF!
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    Re: Those magic tones of the NOS ECC83/12AX7, (if you are a Russian oligarch).

    Post by bordonbert on Fri Aug 11, 2017 3:49 am

    Now you see why I'm such a pain in the arse with the myth busting Jonny. The people who proliferate the myths are either confused people who have been tricked into believing them without question or just plain unmitigated scoundrels profiting from them, and the only thing worse is the sad sight of people salivating over their items. Even if there is a grain of truth in some of them, this is where it leads if you don't keep a sensible logical approach to things based on engineering truths. Can you imagine, there are actually people out there who are paying this money? And if you let yourself believe this then how easy is it to do the same thing for something like magic tone capacitors at £10 a pop?
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    Re: Those magic tones of the NOS ECC83/12AX7, (if you are a Russian oligarch).

    Post by JonnyNonsense on Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:09 am

    Totally agree. I think the difference tube-changing makes is massively overblown. I also have a Mesa Road King, which has both El34 and 6L6 power tubes, and you can switch between them. The difference between the  two kinds of tubes is *just about* noticeable, but it's subtle enough that you could switch the tubes that are selected without telling me, and I probably wouldn't notice. Yet the whole El34 vs 6L6 thing is promoted as something that massively dictates tone. So of course changing between different brands of the same tube type produces an even less noticeable difference. As evidenced in my tube changing clips.

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