Where Do You shop For Tubes?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Drunkagain, May 9, 2010.

  1. realityczech

    realityczech Senior Member

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    Me too!

    Gregg Levy is a good guy
    www.hitestguitars.com
     
  2. direwolf

    direwolf Supporting Member

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    yup

     
  3. Last Nerve

    Last Nerve Supporting Member

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    KCA and TubeStore before.

    I live close by, so I hit up Lord Valve. He's great.
     
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  5. VibroMan

    VibroMan Member

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    Same here! They ship the same day from TN.
     
  6. Trotter

    Trotter Supporting Member

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    TubeDepot.
    Great service, prices, and low shipping.
     
  7. jaeger28

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    Dougstubes is the one that provided me with the best matched, sounding and reliable tubes.

    I got several matched sets from TAD that were off by 20% and more!
     
  8. teleman55

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    I've had good experience with KCA, Doug's, Triode, Eurotubes and Brent Jesse. Brent Jesse found me a reasonably priced used Sylvania 6L6 STR that matched close enough to an old one I found at home that I'd pulled years ago. That was nice.
    Order the most from Tube Depot.
     
  9. bluesmann8

    bluesmann8 Senior Member

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    ARS Van nuys calif. JJs, china preamp tube and JJ EL84s

    the tubestore
     
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  10. patdeezel

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  11. alguit

    alguit Member

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    I think I've dealt with just about everyone mentioned on here, and all good experiences.

    I especially like dealing with Gregg, though-he is a fellow Jerseyan and talks about tube complements for an amp like a gourmet chef-"I'd follow up x-tube with y-tube to really bring out the low end,", etc, and man does he know amp circuits and what works best.

    His recommendations have never failed to blow me away when I install them and fire up an amp.

    -Alan
     
  12. mbargav

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    ^^^^
    Tube Depot for new production. KCA for NOS.
     
  13. rummy

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  14. Mattbedrock

    Mattbedrock Silver Supporting Member

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    For new tubes, I've gotten good value and service from Antique Electronic Supply (tubesandmore.com). They also have a great selection of competitively priced amps parts, everything from tolex to transformers.
     
  15. Frank Speak

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    Usually from either the TheTubeStore or KCA, depending on what I need.
     
  16. Phloored

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  17. bhorn67

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    KCA for NOS. Doug for new...
     
  18. Clutch21286

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  19. Leo27

    Leo27 Member

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    I just bought a couple NOS RFT ECC83s on Ebay...from Thailand. :facepalm
    Wish me luck.
     
  20. myles111

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