Apples with apples and new production tubes with same..........
OK This is NOT what I buy for MY Fender, but what I do buy costs 4x more. This is the second best tube for the big bottle Fender 1970s sound. The Sovtek WXT is below this and Winged C above for the STR 387 sound of a 1970s-80s CBS Fender tube. It is a better choice than the WXT Sovtek for clean Fender tone, but the top end highs are airier than the Winged C and not as chiming and bell like. The AAAA in my email address is for Applied Analog Audio Amplification. I would bet my shop has the best test equipment in a 500 mile radius of any guitar amp repair shop, with a curve tracer, distortion meter, several scopes, analyzers, and bridges, as well as 900 watts of programmable AC matching Z Audio loading which we divide to get 0 to 1800-3600 watts of load into an emulator that mimics a 4x12 Celestion or 2x12 JBL cab for linearity across the spectrum. (the most common set ups)
Reviewed by: Seth Burgin from Arizona.