Ef86

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  1. blues junkie

    blues junkie Supporting Member

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    Looking for a very good EF86 for my Clubman what are some recommendations and who should I contact.I talked to Bob at Eurotubes and he had nothing also Lordvalve had nothing either.So who's the guy to call?
    THANKS.
    CHUCK.
     
  2. BPlexico

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    Hi Chuck - I would contact Mike at KCANOS - I just checked their site and they appear to have a number of EF86's in stock, Amperex, Mullard, Philips, etc....

    http://www.kcanostubes.com/content/

    -- Barr
     
  3. bluesdoc

    bluesdoc Gold Supporting Member Gold Supporting Member

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    What Barr said 1+

    jon
     
  4. decay-o-caster

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    I'm a big fan of Vacuum Tube Valley - he always has good stuff.
     
  5. Curly

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    ^ what they said

    apparently, there's no decent current production EF86
     
  6. michael30

    michael30 Gold Supporting Member

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    The Dario Miniwatt is a pretty good deal. I've done some good deals on ebay. There is always a risk buying from unknown vendors but if you take the time to study the subject and learn to read between the lines you'll save a lot of money.

    Michael
     
  7. ducmike

    ducmike Silver Supporting Member

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    Mike at KCA will be able to help you. The Dario is an excellent EF86, and Mike has a good price on them.
     
  8. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    I got one from Mike for my Z28, and it's great.
     
  9. Blue Strat

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    I've sold a couple hundred of these to Z owners (and others) with very good results.
     
  10. dzeitlin

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    I love the Amperex Bugle Boy.
     
  11. PUCKBOY99

    PUCKBOY99 Silver Supporting Member

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    Hey Chuck.....check your PMs:D
     
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    what's the best EF86 for a Matchless DC-30
     
  13. PUCKBOY99

    PUCKBOY99 Silver Supporting Member

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    And a PM sent to you too....:D
     
  14. heybulldog

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    any suggestions for an 86 that would darken up my clubman. i have a re branded mullard in there now and it seems to be a little unstable- mostly sounds good but sometimes gets bright and gainy for no reason.
     
  15. Killa-B

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    Try a used Telefunken. You can find them on ebay for cheap, and they last a very very long time. I had some objection to the brightness I was getting with the mesh plate mullard tubes in a DC30. The Telefunken just wiped that out instantly, and I liked the tone much better--smoother overdrive. Hard to find a microphonic tele.
     
  16. heybulldog

    heybulldog Member

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    thanx killa -ill give it a try!
     
  17. ducmike

    ducmike Silver Supporting Member

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    heybulldog Member

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    is there a new production 86 that is darker sounding that i can use untill i find some teles here in the US?. evrything on ebay now is overseas and in large groups! thanx
     
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    I got most of mine from German guys on ebay. Great deals on great tubes. I could list many good German tube sellers if you'd like (PM me).

    I'm sure Mike from KCA can find you one also.
     
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    Glad you liked it Mike! If you want to take it a step further, search for the premium Tele EF86, the EF806. I bought a couple new in the box from German ebay guys for about $70 a piece. Less noise, and maybe a tad brighter. Most love those tubes in the old mics that use the 86s.
     

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