source for 80's chinese 12AX7 ?

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  1. dazco

    dazco Member

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    Anyone know where i can get some NOS (NEW old stock, not used but test well) chinese 12AX&'s from the 80's era? These are the chinese with the square foil getter.
     
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    Shuguang still makes those. Thetubestore.com has them
     
  3. psychodave

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    just42dave on Rigt-Talk usually has some.

    I love the specific square getter Chinese preamp tubes. I have around 50 of them :dude They sell for a premium since people know they (generally) sound better than the C9's.
     
  4. dazco

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    Thanks. "just42dave on Rigt-Talk" ? Is this a forum member or does he have a ebay store or what?
    Whats crazy is i've been using them since the 80's and nothing else i try seems as good to me. Yet until they stopped making them and they became hard to find, people always said they are crap ! Literally just about every time i saw them mentioned it was in a bad light, and i could never understand that because i always felt they were the best. now that they're scarce and "NOS", it seems people now think they are the holy grail ! LOL!

    I still have a dozen or so, but they are all used and i want a new set to use to A/B test my old ones so i can see when they are worn to the point of tone loss.
     
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    Rig-talk.com Forum member just42dave. He usually has some. I have 100's of NOS tubes and I still rank the C8's (square foil getter) as some of the best. I think they sell for $15-$20 a pop these days.
     
  6. dazco

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    Ok, well anyone know of a online retailer with them?
     

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