12AY7 6072A JJ Electronics

12AY7 is a medium gain pre-amplifying double triode.

Similar to the 12AX7 tube, the 12AY7 (also known as a 6072) is a dual triode preamp tube which can plug in the same sockets as a 12AX7 (same pin layout) however it has medium gain compared other 12AX7 range of tubes.

To be clear, they are not a 12AX7, they merely share the same pinout configuration. 

So whats the difference?

The 12AY7 draws a bit more current than a 12AX7 and have a different capacitance between some of the elements in the tube as well as different plate dissipation.  

This tube can often be used as an alternative to a 12AX7 however it will depend on the available current your transformer can provide. Usually, not an issue and most transformers have a bit of spare grunt built in.


SKU 12ay7jj
Brand JJ Electronics
Shipping Weight 0.1000kg
Shipping Width 0.050m
Shipping Height 0.050m
Shipping Length 0.090m
Unit Of Measure ea
Assembled Length 0.070m
Assembled Height 0.020m
Assembled Width 0.020m

Great mid gain alternative

22 July 2019
I wanted to calm down the pre-amp gain on my Artist TweedTone 20R. Replaced the 12AX7 at V2 with one of these and it's done the job beautifully. I now have a more manageable range of gain on both channels. Rick.

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