Preamp tube for eden

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Mikeels, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. Mikeels


    Apr 20, 2000
    Been a while since I posted here..........Ussually don't have much to say but I've got a question!
    I blew my Eden wt800's output section up:eek: ,
    two transistors, capacitors and resistors later it's back in service. I think I might have a problem with the preamp tube. I pulled it to replace it as the amp sounds....I dunno...darker than normal. My question is should I use a 12au7 or 12ax7.
    there is nothing on the tube in the unit now except EDEN. (Man, my SVT 4 pro never let me down)
    Thanks for any help
  2. Eric Moesle

    Eric Moesle

    Sep 21, 2001
    Columbus OH
    My opinion, replace it with a JAN 5751 tube. I did that in my Eden Navigator, and it made worlds of difference. It adds more tube character as opposed to "fuzz" that the original 12ax7 exhibited.
  3. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    The original tube in an Eden is a 7025 which is the same as a 12AX7 but with a lower spec for microphonics and noise. A 12AX7 will work fine.

    I've tried my best to like 5751's in my amps but always end up using a 12AX7 or 7025. I have about 20 NIB Sylvania, RCA and GE 5751's. Anybody need one? Email me.