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post #121 of 4037
Well my too good to be true Mouse ear Tung-Sols got here. One tube was great the other had a slight hiss. I cleaned the pins and let them burn in over night, no more hiss.

They seem to have a foward midrange, which I like (and I listen to Grados!) an articulate bass but not too articulate like the RCA VT231's can have. Not sure the midrange does enough tube magic to my guitar Gods for me but all in all a very balanced tube. Going to spend more time with them this weekend.
post #122 of 4037
Cleaning the pins is always important with vintage tubes. Good on you for thinking of it.
post #123 of 4037
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Nice choice regal enjoy them, I find my Mouse Ears nice with strong base, haven't checked my RS1's with it yet, just the HD650's.
post #124 of 4037
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skylab how do you apply the Flitz on the pins, with wire wool or otherwise?
post #125 of 4037
I brush them first with very fine steel wool, and then wipe off, and then put on Caig ProGold.
post #126 of 4037
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Thanks, I do the same but just got some Flitz and was wondering about it.
Do you use silclear at all?
post #127 of 4037
No - just Caig ProGold.
post #128 of 4037
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I brush them first with very fine steel wool, and then wipe off, and then put on Caig ProGold.
Looks like they changed the name, I ordered a bottle. Thanks for the tip.

DeoxIT® Gold G-Series
post #129 of 4037
Regal, I've been meaning to ask you, have you tried any RCA 6CG7 cleartops in your stacker 2?

What tubes have you found to work best for you?

I am a bit of a cheap bastard and don't like to spend on obscure tubes that cost half my rent money..
What would you suggest to try as an alternative to the RCA 6CG7 cleartops which is what i use currently that would be an improvement over it?
post #130 of 4037
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Tried the Flitz polish yesterday, it's great.
post #131 of 4037
Skylab, Have you compared the National Union Gt vs the Ken Rad VT231. Descriptions seem similar and construction a bit too. I have a bad pair of the NU's that hum but the mid-bass is very seductive and a good match for my hybrid amp in that it keeps it from being too sharp. The mid range of the NU is a little too recessed for my tastes but I like whats there. The Ken-Rads aren't much more expensive than NU's these days so I was considering getting them instead to replace the bad pair of NU's.
post #132 of 4037
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I am a bit of a cheap bastard and don't like to spend on obscure tubes that cost half my rent money..
Join the club! "We cheap bastards".
post #133 of 4037
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Regal, I've been meaning to ask you, have you tried any RCA 6CG7 cleartops in your stacker 2?

What tubes have you found to work best for you?

I am a bit of a cheap bastard and don't like to spend on obscure tubes that cost half my rent money..
What would you suggest to try as an alternative to the RCA 6CG7 cleartops which is what i use currently that would be an improvement over it?
Well I have the newer octal only board now so I haven't tried the 6CG7's, however I have tried the RCA VT231 (6SN7) version. Great midrange but the mid-bass is way to sharp/harsh. I'll PM you a link to an auction for a pair of Tung-Sol 6SN7 similiar to mine that looks like a super deal.
post #134 of 4037
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I'll PM you a link to an auction for a pair of Tung-Sol 6SN7 similiar to mine that looks like a super deal.
Whats the going rate for the Tung-Sol mouse ear 6SN7.(NOS.) $100.00? Edit,,Just hit buy it now on a set of the mickey mouse ear Tung-Sol!!
post #135 of 4037
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Whats the going rate for the Tung-Sol mouse ear 6SN7.(NOS.) $100.00?
I paid $25, but typically I saw $50 to $100 when looking.
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