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Welcome to AX84® the base camp for tube (valve) electronics hobbyists.

AX84 exists to provide:

1) A great environment to learn about music-related electronics in general. AX84 is a place where those with experience are interested in helping diligent beginners who are willing to do their homework.

2) A place where those with more experience can field their ideas to peers and get useful feedback.

3) An environment that respects the past, but is not enslaved by it. INNOVATION IS GOOD (and it didn't die in the 1950s.) There are new things under the sun every day. Move the ball forward!

Our HUGE discussion area is under 'Discussion Forum' to your left.

We are hard at work improving the site- check back often!

Recent Forum Threads
"Cheap EL84 Aternative, Anyone?"
Posted By Douche Baggins on 12/21/2014
Just in case anyone needs a hardy Russian tube that sounds nice, durable and an EL84 alternative here's a site that sells them cheap: [link]

Here i...

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"JTM45 Split Cathode Switch"
Posted By Bluto on 12/20/2014
Hey Guys,

I installed this little mod on a '67 JTM45 circuit that I built [IMG] [link]

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"Spitfire build troubleshooting "
Posted By dakota on 12/20/2014
I am building an AO43 conversion into a Spitfire Clone.

I am using this layout: [link]

I've used donor OT, PT and tubes from the Hammond AO43....

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Posted By Thin Freddy on 12/20/2014
Does most of the overall overdrive sound come from the 1st or 2nd valve? ...

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"Valve brands"
Posted By Thin Freddy on 12/20/2014
Is there a voted preferred order of current EL84 valve manufacturers? What sounds best etc.
Ie 1st, 2nd , 3rd, 4th etc
I am using a Ruby EL84, how does it stack up?...

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