Online Tube Dealer Sticky

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  1. Torren61

    Torren61 Member

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    This company is in Nevada and they make 6L6 tubes. Cheaper than NOS and not a crap shoot.

    http://www.rchlabs.com/
     
  2. Timbre Wolf

    Timbre Wolf GoldMember Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Please tell us more, if you have personal experience purchasing tubes from RCH - I'd love to hear some details. Thanks.

    - Thom
     
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    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    Ditto.
     
  4. Jack Walker

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    Quick plug for Dougstubes.com. I deal almost exclusively with him and have had only one problem tube. He replaced it immediately no questions asked.
     
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    I wish I COULD give you details. I'm going to get to the bottom of this one way or another and I'll report back when I do, lol.
     
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    I'd watch out on those, co. is out of business and what's floating around may be factory 2nds and not up too snuff. Shop carefully. Killer tubes though, I wish I had stocked up on them when they were still affordable.
     
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    Anyone order from audiophiletubes.com? Only place I've seen nos quads of tesla el34 around.
     
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  8. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    Groove tubes is just a relabeled
     
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  11. EADGBE

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    Sure. But they test them better than anyone else. Besides none of the above dealers make their own tubes either.
     
  12. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    You're just adding another party in the middle. And they really don't test as well anymore. But use what you dig. I'll get the same tube for less somewhere else. Any rate it's not like they are a online source for buying tubes.
     
  13. Blue Strat

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    Having been a Groove Tubes dealer for a few years I can assure you that they don't "test them better than anyone else". Otherwise I wouldn't have had such a high reject rate when I tested them.
     
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    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    Lawyered.

    Worst pos ever
     
  15. Blue Strat

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    Yep, they started out ok but quickly turned into a 50%+ reject rate right out of the box.
     
  16. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    Never had as much gain as the normal 12ax7's did anyway. More like a 5751.
     
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    I've been using Dougstubes forever. His stuff is always well screened and matched closely. The price is as good as it gets and shipping is instant. You call him with a question or recommendation and you get Doug on the phone. Any problem I've had he straightened out and any question I've asked he had an answer for me.
     
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  20. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    I generally use Doug's for new production and KCA for nos/used tested
     

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