Are Vacuum Tubes Still Made?

Hifi Tube Amp with power and preamp tubes | Fuzz Audio

In the digital era, it might come as a surprise to many that vacuum tubes are not only still made, but also actively used across the globe!

The Best 12AU7s Ever Made

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Some tubes are just built better than others. If you’ve wondered what the Best 12AU7 tubes ever made were, here’s Fuzz Audio’s list.

Why are Vacuum Tubes Also Called Valves?

Mullard EL34 In Marshall Amp

In the world of electronics, vacuum tubes have been an integral part of many inventions. They are also commonly known as valves due to their role in regulating and controlling electricity.

Valves act like valves on a pipe, allowing electrons to flow through them at different rates while maintaining control over the current. Just like a valve can be used to regulate water pressure or temperature, electronic valves can be used to modify signals within circuits and components.

How to Identify Fake Tubes

A display of mullard tubes that are fake.

It doesn’t happen often, but this week we got burned on same fake tubes (Mullard)! Our loos is your gain as we take a look at surefire ways to i.d. fakes in the marketplace.

Does Playing Through Overdrive Pedals Save the Life of Tubes?

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It’s like a game of chess. Every move you make affects the outcome, but if you don’t know how to play it right, your pieces may end up in checkmate. Similarly, when using an overdrive pedal with a tube amp, every little tweak can drastically alter the sound – and even save its life!