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Nutube is the word of the day at NAMM - Vox and Korg Nutube pedals

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joecool85:
Vox has launched a new series of pedals based around the Korg Nutube.  They feature fancy waveform displays on their topside and Nutube electronics on their insides.  At the same time, Korg has released a DIY Nutube OD kit that is...solderless.  Not sure how I feel about that as it is basically an IKEA effects pedal kit now.  Knowing Korg, the quality will be there no doubt, I'm just not sure the customers will.

https://www.gearnews.com/namm-2020-vox-launches-valvenergy-series-with-four-nutube-loaded-pedals/

https://www.gearnews.com/namm-2020-korg-nutekt-od-s-build-your-own-drive-without-soldering/

Jazz P Bass:
Ibanez also uses a NuTube in the new Tube Screamer.

tonyharker:
As far as I can see these Nu-tubes are just a gimmick. You dont get a lot of gain from them so they are not going to have much effect to the signal.  Snake oil :)

joecool85:

--- Quote from: tonyharker on January 11, 2020, 03:25:58 PM ---As far as I can see these Nu-tubes are just a gimmick. You dont get a lot of gain from them so they are not going to have much effect to the signal.  Snake oil :)

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I disagree. While I haven't played with one myself, I've listened to a bunch of clips of the Vox MV50 series, the AC in particular. It sounds fantastic! How much is the nutube and how much is the rest of the circuit if anyone's guess right now though.

flester:
I had been wondering about those. It is sort of suggested that they have all the goodness of tubes without the drawbacks. I wonder...

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