I was planning to do the usual "what tubes does TGP suggest" thread. But, since I was already experiencing som analysis paralysis, I knew I didn't need more options, so instead I made some choices and decided to asked what you players think (while I wait for delivery). Why the new tubes? I am 3 months in with my 68 Custom Deluxe Reverb. It gigs 2-3 times a week. We travel across 3 states with the amp in the trailer (road case). I notice the last few gigs that the tone was a bit more shrill with what sounded like an odd resonant peak. My non-expert guess was that the cheap stock tubes weren't taking the road wear well and something might have ended up microphonic. So, using the tube dealer sticky sites, I chose tubes based on my use and the suggestions from KCanos, Doug's, and TheTubeStore. I ended up ordering from the Tube Store since they had a wide selection at fine prices, reasonable shipping, and were actually open this week (no offense to KCA). I chose current production tubes to control cost ($180 after shipping) and reduce the liability of a traveling amp- same reason I don't chose to gig vintage/boutique amps and guitars. Here's what I got V1 Svetlana 12ax7 V2 Tung Sol 12ax7 V3 JAN Philips 12at7wc V4 Tung Sol 12ax7 V5 JJ ecc83-s V6 JJ ecc81 V7-v8 TAD 6v6GT-STR (matched) V8 TAD 5AR4 I am using the "normal" channel of the CDR which is marketed as a Bassman tone stack and I use the reverb and Trem pretty often. Pedal board runs RetroSonic phaser, Keeley Red Dirt, Keeley 4knob Comp, Diamond MLjr. So, how did I do?