Using NOS tubes in AC30 is bit of a waste, they would be better put to use in a Hi-Fi amp where they will last for years. They will get a hard time in an AC30, those Chinese tubes are bloody good. The EHX (Sovteks) and JJ EL84's both sound great in AC30's.
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Funny, I was just reading up about them because the guy I get my valves from mentioned it. No, these ones just have your standard 12AX7's (saying that I've put a nice 12AT7 into V1) and I am led to believe they're not interchangeable. Dan talks a bit about them here
Oh and dibs noted... but you'll be waiting a very long time. Famous last words those
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Although a 12AT7 will work in a 12AX7 position the valves characteristics are quite different, I find they take all the sparkle out of an amp if used as a direct replacement in a 12AX7 slot.
A TungSol re-issue in V1 usually works really well in most amps. V2 in the AC30 is cathode follower so I would only use a Chinese or JJ valve in that position if you want it to last more than a few hours.
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