I think one of the 12ax7 tubes in my Blues Deluxe Reissue is checking out (the volume has been fading and coming back), what's the prevailing wisdom on the best 12ax7 tubes these days? I'd rather avoid spending $100+ for NOS, so I was thinking more currently produced options. I usually use the amp for clean tones, and get OD/distortion via pedals. I'm looking for classic Fender sounds for rock, country, rockabilly, blues, etc., not heavy/metal type stuff.
Thank you for any suggestions!
P.S. - I did a search, but there's just so much to wade through...sorry if a similar topic has been posted a million times!