Re: Your favorite preamp/V1 tube?
Brittle has never been my experience with JJs, though I like JJs, Tung-Sols, and the Mullard RIs of current production. And yeah, sometimes the Chinese or Sovteks are just what is needed in a higher gain amp.
Note/reminder: don't use a Tung-Sol RI 12AX7 for any socket where the cathode has 200V+ on it. So not a good V2 for a Marshall or a Vox.
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