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Where do you buy your NOS preano tubes from?

Vibeguy90

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It seems I am unlucky. In the past I have bought several short gray plate and long blackplate rca 12ax7, telefunken and others and they always seem to be on their way out. Like yeah, the tube technically works but it's so quiet and lost most if its life. This is party my fault because I've never tried to find a reputable place that sells them and takes time to test them etc...is it just always kind of a crapshoot? Or is there a place that sells them that's dependable?
 

CloneTone

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I've bought quite a few from here, never had a problem:
 

bluesky636

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There used to be a tube sticky here but all the stickies seem to have disappeared.
 
M

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I don't take chances anymore. Between the reissue tung sols and sovteks, I've had great results. Tube depot seems to have the best prices, post shipping charges.
I'd rather find current production tubes that make my amps sound great and be able to easily find a replacement in case something goes wrong than be in a situation where I can't find any replacement quickly.
 




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