ECC83 / 12AX7 tube

In this article we take a closer look at a bit of a tube guitar amp ECC83   topic. Considering dual triode structure, which means that two of the same reinforcing element is a glass envelope closed. As will become apparent in the US or the Russian 12AX7 tube 6N2P (6Н2П) signal, which is not quite the same, but rather similar; here it is already different from the heater connection. Why is it so popular?

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Distortion pedal makeover


We built according to the MXR Distortion Plus in the original circuit diagrams; small changes done on it: it is now silicon germanium diode to the original position. This is how such a voice:

Very harsh metallic sound, who really loves to rock and brutal sound you’re after then this is the right solution.Here is the original MXR Distortion Plus is heard in the germanium diode:

The recordings quickly assemble a circuit made of non-studio quality, we wanted to show difference.

The original wiring diagram:

This is the famous MXR distortion pedal transformation, we replaced the original diodes. Sound test!
Distortion pedal circuit