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Find your tubes on Reverb from Chicago Music Exchange and make sure they are APEX tested and then make an offer. I usually get 15 percent off their asking price.
He has some good stuff. The first time I ordered from him was 20 years ago because old. Before that, it was Antique Electronic Supply.Mike at KCA NOS Tubes went above and beyond my expectations on a recent order. He has great customer service and is always there by email or phone.
Perry is a good dudeI have had excellent results for new tubes at Tube Depot and Doug's Tubes. For NOS, I have had excellent results from Mike at KCA (great cat, great customer service) and Jim Cross at vacuumtubesinc.com (great cat, extremely reasonable pricing, excellent service, tons of knowledge). Also, our TGP brother PerryR sells ANOS and NOS tubes from time to time here and/or on Reverb - extensive knowledge, excellent testing, honest as can be and has a killer stash of old glass. As with Mike K. and Jim Cross, Perry has been a highly trustworthy source for premium old glass for me (he also supplies Dr. Z with NOS Russian military 6n14n power tubes for Z's Maz and Z Wreck amps).
One of my fovourite store.Anyone buy tubes from these folks?
They have a nice selection of NOS tubes, many are surplus from European military bases
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...
Desirability is in the ear of the beholder. Lots of player like, and seek out, JAN tubes.Psvane tubes are small production from the Hengyang factory, right?
The NOS tubes left now are a lot of the ones that are not the highly desirable audio tubes. There are lots of Joint Army Navy (JAN) tubes that were made to military specifications, which often did not really have the sound quality and microphonics as determining factors. Many dealers who do have them recommend not using them in V1 spots.