New tube, Well kind of.
This afternoon I received and installed a “new” tube into my Presonus Studio Channel Tube Preamplifier.
As you may know a lot of tube gear comes from the factory with a shiny new Chinese tube and for those looking to upgrade their gear and their sound replacing the tube with a vintage tube is a great way to go. For this I took to eBay and purchased myself a 1960’s Tung-Sol 12AX7 tube. So while it is new to me and it tests as New Old Stock, it is not actually new.
Now that I have a serious upgrade at the tube the real question is, How does it sound? Well honestly I don’t know yet. I just installed it and snapped a couple of pictures. I need talented artists to get into the studio and try it out. And then you will now.