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Online Tube Dealer Sticky

big mike

Platinum Supporting Member
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This list is to cut down on the 'where do I buy tubes' threads on TGP.
All these dealers/vendors have been submitted by general membership. If you have someone that you would like to add to the list please PM me here. You must have ACTUALLY DONE BUSINESS with them. No 'ebay stores'.


Now the disclaimer, TGP is not responsible for any transactions with the below businesses. The Gear Page is not affiliated nor does it endorse any specific retailer. This is purely a list of membership advised on line tube sellers. CAVEAT EMPTOR. DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

www.dougstubes.com New and NOS tubes. ( TGP Member Name Doug's Tubes).

www.kcanostubes.com New and NOS as well as ANOS tubes. (TGP Member name Blue Strat).

http://www.tonaltubes.com/ new production tubes Tgp member name Tonal Tubes

www.hitestguitars.com Gregg specializes in NOS tubes.

www.tubedepot.com Mostly new, some NOS tubes, parts, amp kits, Audiophile stuff, etc.

www.eurotubes.com Specializes and exlusively carries JJ tubes.

www.tubestore.com New and Nos tubes, lots of audiophile stuff.

http://mhuss.com/sgtoverdrive/ Terry the Tube tramp. Email with specific NOS and ANOS Requests and see what Terry has.

www.tubesandmore.com New and nos tubes, parts, speakers, tolex, grillcloth, etc.

www.mojotone.com tubes, amp kits, parts for amps, guitars, cabinets, etc.

http://www.thetubeshop.com/ Nos and ANOS tubes

www.tctubes.com "specializing in vintage vacuum tubes" .

www.audiotubes.com Specializing in Nos and Current production tubes, lots of audiophile stuff as well.

www.cryoset.com - cryogenically treated tubes

www.amplifiedparts.com - TGP Member - Tubes, guitar and amp parts, books, etc.

www.parts-express.com Tubes among lots of other parts and goodies.

www.tubemonger.com - Large nos selection

www.mcshanedesign.net - Some Used stock, some new production and nos

www.upscaleaudio.com - member recommended new and nos, audiophile and guitar.

http://www.vacuumtubes.com/ - SND Tube sales.

www.triodeelectronics.com - tubes, kits, parts, classictone transformers, radio stuff, etc.

https://vacuumtubesinc.com/ -Nos vacuum tubes

https://mesahollywood.com/collections/tubes Mostly for boogies
Sources Outside Continental USA:

http://evatco.com.au/ Austrailian Tube supplier

www.watfordvalves.com New and NOS European Tube Supplier

www.tubeampdoctor.com Tubes, amp kits, parts, etc. European supplier.

http://www.bluebellaudio.com/ tubes, Turretboards, connectors, etc. Scottland Based.

http://www.hotroxuk.com/ England Based. Tubes, parts, etc.

http://www.tube-town.net/ttstore/ Dirk at tube Town German Supplier.
 
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RussB

low rent hobbyist
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Anyone buy tubes from these folks?

http://www.nostubestore.com/

They have a nice selection of NOS tubes, many are surplus from European military bases


EDIT:

Reckon I'm the TGP guinea pig. I ordered two Tungsram/Haltron CV8156 12AX7's. Shipping is $13 to the US, should take 8 to 10 days...
 
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drbob1

Gold Supporting Member
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27,164
Might want to add:

https://www.tubeworld.com/index_high.htm

They cater mostly to audiophiles but have a metric trainload of various tubes with some really small print and desirable guitar stuff. I've bought a few from them and been happy, although prices on the rare stuff can get out there fast. They also have some great pictures and descriptions of cross branding and different generations of tubes.
 

PremiumPlus

Member
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I just want to give Mike at KCA NOS Tubes a big THANK YOU for great customer service. I had a problem and he bent over backwards working with me to resolve it.
I bet we did 15 emails back and forth, and I want to let ya all know that he cares about customer satisfaction, and wants the same thing the rest of us do...great tone.
I'm a retired EE (reliability and failure analysis engineer) and I well know how finicky tubes can be. It's not an easy business to manage. I wouldn't want to do it!
My emails were responded to at all hours of the day...Mike, do you ever sleep?
Anyway, I highly recommend Mike and KCS. If you're looking for great tubes and terrific customer service, look no further.

Dave
 

Richard Guy

Member
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I just want to give Mike at KCA NOS Tubes a big THANK YOU for great customer service. I had a problem and he bent over backwards working with me to resolve it.
I bet we did 15 emails back and forth, and I want to let ya all know that he cares about customer satisfaction, and wants the same thing the rest of us do...great tone.
I'm a retired EE (reliability and failure analysis engineer) and I well know how finicky tubes can be. It's not an easy business to manage. I wouldn't want to do it!
My emails were responded to at all hours of the day...Mike, do you ever sleep?
Anyway, I highly recommend Mike and KCS. If you're looking for great tubes and terrific customer service, look no further.

Dave
Indeed, Mike knows Customer Service!
 

troyli

Member
Messages
43
Ugh, awesome, finally! I've been having a hard time finding some decent dealers. Thanks! :rockin
:bonk
 

DiPa

Constant GAS
Platinum Supporting Member
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Didn't realize how big the dealer list was...I have been primarily buying from KCA and TubeDepot.
Thanks Big Mike.
 

yabasta

Member
Messages
250
I've been dealing with tubetramp (terry kilgore) for at least 10 years. always has great glass and ships super fast.
 

sonoragazzo

Member
Messages
241
This list is to cut down on the 'where do I buy tubes' threads on TGP.
All these dealers/vendors have been submitted by general membership. If you have someone that you would like to add to the list please PM me here. You must have ACTUALLY DONE BUSINESS with them. No 'ebay stores'.


Now the disclaimer, TGP is not responsible for any transactions with the below businesses. The Gear Page is not affiliated nor does it endorse any specific retailer. This is purely a list of membership advised on line tube sellers. CAVEAT EMPTOR. DO YOUR HOMEWORK.

www.dougstubes.com New and NOS tubes. ( TGP Member Name Doug's Tubes).

www.kcanostubes.com New and NOS as well as ANOS tubes. (TGP Member name Blue Strat).

www.hitestguitars.com Gregg specializes in NOS tubes.

www.tubedepot.com Mostly new, some NOS tubes, parts, amp kits, Audiophile stuff, etc.

www.eurotubes.com Specializes and exlusively carries JJ tubes.

www.tubestore.com New and Nos tubes, lots of audiophile stuff.

http://mhuss.com/sgtoverdrive/ Terry the Tube tramp. Email with specific NOS and ANOS Requests and see what Terry has.

www.angela.com NOS tubes and amp and guitar parts.

www.tubesandmore.com New and nos tubes, parts, speakers, tolex, grillcloth, etc.

www.mojotone.com tubes, amp kits, parts for amps, guitars, cabinets, etc.

http://www.thetubeshop.com/ Nos and ANOS tubes

www.valvequeen.com Production tubes.

www.tctubes.com "specializing in vintage vacuum tubes" .

www.audiotubes.com Specializing in Nos and Current production tubes, lots of audiophile stuff as well.

http://www.unclespot.com NOS tubes and custom built reverb unit and repairs.

www.analogtubes.com - guitar amp and audio tubes.

www.cryoset.com - cryogenically treated tubes

www.amplifiedparts.com - TGP Member - Tubes, guitar and amp parts, books, etc.

www.parts-express.com Tubes among lots of other parts and goodies.

www.tubemonger.com - Large nos selection

www.tejastubes.com Nos tube retailer (TGP Member TejasTubes)

www.mcshanedesign.net - Some Used stock, some new production and nos

www.upscaleaudio.com - member recommended new and nos, audiophile and guitar.

http://www.vacuumtubes.com/ - SND Tube sales.

www.triodeelectronics.com - tubes, kits, parts, classictone transformers, radio stuff, etc.


Sources Outside Continental USA:

http://evatco.com.au/ Austrailian Tube supplier

www.watfordvalves.com New and NOS European Tube Supplier

www.tubeampdoctor.com Tubes, amp kits, parts, etc. European supplier.

http://www.bluebellaudio.com/ tubes, Turretboards, connectors, etc. Scottland Based.

http://www.hotroxuk.com/ England Based. Tubes, parts, etc.

http://www.tube-town.net/ttstore/ Dirk at tube Town German Supplier.
Which if this tube suppliers have you tried?, which ones do you recommend?
 

sonoragazzo

Member
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Have tried tube depot as well and I have had a very pleasant service back from them, tubes works great.

Thanks for your reply
 
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Wardell Brown

Member
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I've been dealing with MOJO, listed above in Big Mikes list for tubes and other parts. Personable People, Beautiful German Shepard. They have most plenty of speakers with daily discounts on many items
 

Rick330man

Member
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374
I have purchased from many of these but wanted to add that I too have had great dealings with Jim Cross at Vacuum Tubes, Inc. in Orlando. He's not the cheapest, but he takes the time to talk tubes with you and he's never sold me a bum tube.

Both are very nice guys with all kinds of oddball tubes and plenty of general stock. They each also carry a general variety of caps, resistors, sockets, etc. Both in Orlando Fl and I think they both ship international.

http://www.thetubecenter.com/

http://www.vacuumtubesinc.com/


Their websites are pretty basic so just call 'em. That's what I do.
 

big mike

Platinum Supporting Member
Messages
12,516
I have purchased from many of these but wanted to add that I too have had great dealings with Jim Cross at Vacuum Tubes, Inc. in Orlando. He's not the cheapest, but he takes the time to talk tubes with you and he's never sold me a bum tube.
Does he have online store/contact info?
 




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