I would say, definitely read the entire description for everything they post. If it clearly shows a faded getter flash, it's NOT possible to "test as new". They are very good about posting all the test values, so go by those, and the description, not whatever misleading title they put on their tubes.
I'll post a pic in a couple of weeks when I get the amp back. The boxes are a mix of a red, white, and blue colors. Greg told me they were rare at the time, but this was over 10 years ago.I've never known Visseaux to have made EL84. Could you post a couple of photos?
Even rare-er now! I haven't seen these either. Boxes sound like the same design as Visseaux 6V6GT boxes.I'll post a pic in a couple of weeks when I get the amp back. The boxes are a mix of a red, white, and blue colors. Greg told me they were rare at the time, but this was over 10 years ago.
Do the plates have a large circular hole on the side? Similar to original Mullard EL84, but with a slightly larger diameter hole?Well, the boxes say Belvu on the outside, but have Visseaux written on the side. They are red white and blue and say EL84 on the top. Perhaps not quite as "unobtanium" as suspected. Just wanted to write this before I go through the hassle of posting pics. All I know is these are the best sounding EL84's I've ever had for my Vox AC15/Marshall 18-watt style amp.
Photos would be VERY helpful for people who might have these, or see them in the future!Well, the boxes say Belvu on the outside, but have Visseaux written on the side. They are red white and blue and say EL84 on the top. Perhaps not quite as "unobtanium" as suspected. Just wanted to write this before I go through the hassle of posting pics. All I know is these are the best sounding EL84's I've ever had for my Vox AC15/Marshall 18-watt style amp.
I always have a very positive experience with Watford Valves and HotRox for differing purposesThis 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.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
REMOVED- bad link 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.
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.