12AX7 vs 12AT7: Tube Showdown

12AX7 Vs 12AT7

There is a lot of confusion between 12AX7 vs 12AT7 tubes, what they do and where they can be used. Most people hear that one has more headroom. They then jump right in, sometimes only to be disappointed by the result. The main difference is the gain factor. The 12AX7 has a gain factor of … Read more

6L6 Vs EL34 Tubes: Which Reigns Supreme?

6l6 vs el34

There are several power tubes available for guitar and bass amps, but two stand out the most. The 6L6 and EL34 tubes have been rivals for many years, but what’s the difference? The main difference between the 6L6 and EL34 tubes is that they have different sounds. The EL34 is much more scooped sounding and … Read more

Ideal 6L6 Bias Point

6L6 Bias Settings

Amplifiers that use 6L6 tubes are high-voltage appliances. They can be dangerous if you are not experienced working on them. If you are not sure, it is always best to take it to an experienced technician. Proceed at your own risk as this can be dangerous! The bias point for 6L6GC tubes depends on the … Read more