12AX7 replacement


It’s time to replace my tubes in my preamp. I’m looking for some suggestions as to specific brand performance and or where to purchase. There are a total of 8 all 12AX7. I believe 3 are for phono and the rest are for preamp and tone control circuits. Thanks in advance for your opinions. 
schmitty1
I would call Andy at Vintage Tube Services. You will probably need to tell him the brand and model of the preamp to maximize the value of his advice.
I too would recommend Andy, assuming you are going the NOS route.  He will not only know your unit, but can make recommendations based on the sound you like.  Tubes that sound good in some manufacturers' products will not necessarily sound the same in another's, that's part of the reason Andy is so good.  Another reason is that anything you buy from him, though pricey, will be the real deal and will have been thoroughly tested. 

If you want to go with current tubes and not the pricey stuff, if you still own that ARC SP3 and that's what you're talking about, I'd suggest asking ARC.
Brent Jessee at Brent Jessee Recording will give you good recommendations and has a large stock and will offer an optional warranty on your tubes (not a bad idea with NOS tubes).
Genuine Telefunken 12AX7's. 
I just tried the new JJ Tesla Frame Grid E83CC.  I found them wonderful sounding.  They are only ~$22.00 each.  They have gotten some very excellent reviews.

https://www.thetubestore.com/jj-e83cc-12ax7

There are many choices for you out there.  Depends on how much you want to spend.

Good Luck!