The rabbit made me do it

StewStew Posts: 564
Ordered a matched pair of Sylvania Gold Brand 12ax7 triple mica black plates today. I'm currently running TJ Full Music 12ax7's in my Jolida JD100. They sound really good for new tubes but that d*** rabbit wouldn't let it go. Looking forward to hearing these!


  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 37,312
    You're about to be very happy.
  • StewStew Posts: 564
    edited June 2
    Speaking of rabbits; This is partly your fault! Thanks for helping me spend some cash! :)
  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 13,017
    Where did you get them?
  • StewStew Posts: 564
    Brent Jessee. Said it was the last pair he had at the moment. Knocked some of the price as one has a partial label.
  • StewStew Posts: 564
    These should arrive today. Hopefully here when I get home from work.

    FWIW, I was thinking back on my conversation with Brent Jessee. He's out of the early 60's JHS version of these but I don't think he's out of the Gold Brands. Worth checking if you're looking for a pair.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,202
    Cool man, those are some very nice tubes, your Jolida should sing like crazy.
  • StewStew Posts: 564
    Still breaking in but sounding sweet! I tried several combinations trying to get the Synergy thing right.

    I've got TJ full music 12ax7's and the new (to me) Sylvania's for the Jolida. For my preamp (Dared), I've got the same Sylvania's (triple mica black plates) in 12at7wa and Siemens/Halske triple mica 12at7's.

    TJ's (Jolida) + Siemens (Dared) - Too much of a good thing. So punchy, I felt like the cartoon of a cat stuck to the ceiling.

    TJ 12ax7 + Sylvania 12at7 - This combination is really good. The TJ's can be a little shouty in the upper mids depending on the recording. The Sylvania's mellowed out the upper mids.

    Sylvania 12ax7 +Sylvania 12at7 - Also really good. Mids are ridiculously good. Bass is full but needs a little more punch.

    Sylvania 12ax7 + Siemens 12at7 - B) B) Sounding awesome and getting better with break in.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 27,202
    Try the RCA triple mica black plates, real nice punch.
  • StewStew Posts: 564
    Thanks Tony. I'd like to hear those some time. Right now, I'm really enjoying the Sylvania/Siemens combo.
  • StewStew Posts: 564
    F1nut wrote: »
    You're about to be very happy.

    I think they're broken in now. Happy indeed!
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 6,362
    Rabbit Stew...he he...hehehe...

    Brent Jessee is great to deal with. He is local to me. Got a nice tube tester from him along with various tubes over the years.
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