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I guess I luck out on ebay.  Sneeked out with a pair when the ebay gods were sleeping. 

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Originally Posted by Neogeo333 View Post

I guess I luck out on ebay.  Sneeked out with a pair when the ebay gods were sleeping. 

 

I bid $170 for a pair of WE 421A's with 3 seconds left and I was the top bidder. Someone was able to sneak in a bid for $172.50 in the 3 remaining seconds. I thought it was no big deal because there were 2 other listings for single WE 421A's, I was bound to get at least one of those for around the same price. Those listings are now at $150 for EACH of them... blink.gif

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Originally Posted by Neogeo333 View Post

Stavros, thanks for suggesting the Fivre 6sn7gt a while back in the thread.  Just got a black and brown base and trying the black base first.  Its a wonderful tube to hear.

Very nice presentation of the music and its got very good mids.  One particular attribute I like about this tube is somehow it has a slightly mellower sound and thus I hear a

longer decay with my W3000ANV.  It is not muddy or too tubby.  It just that compared to let say the Sylvania 6sn7w metal base.  The Fivre sounds slower and mellower.  

Not as clean sounding as the 6sn7w but very good indeed.  Its definitely a keeper.

 

 

I am pleased you like the FIVRE, very nice tubes indeed.

 

They come with different bases, black or brown and also grey or black plates.

There is also a side getter version GTA/GTB style which is rare and worth trying.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by KingStyles View Post

Is there a good source for fivre 6sn7? I was looking for some and cant even find 1.

 

Nice to hear from you sir!

I mostly get them from ebay and from some Italian friends.

Any particular type you are after?

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Neogeo333 View Post

I guess I luck out on ebay.  Sneeked out with a pair when the ebay gods were sleeping. 

 

That's the best way, well done George!

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Thread Starter 

If anybody is looking for CBS Hytron 6SN7GT, clear-top-black-plates a friend is selling some nice ones, so do let me know.

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I am just looking for a 6sn7 that kinda is like the mullard ecc35. Warm/lush and fairly even across the spectrum with good speed and detail. You know, pretty close to a perfect tube.lol I am going to have to find some quads of it.
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Thread Starter 

Any particular type/brand you have in mind?

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Dont care what brand, just doing my research for my new amp when I get it. It just has to be a 6sn7.
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Thread Starter 

I know Electra takes only 6SN7's.

 

BTW the Hytron are not bad tubes, my friend has a few for sale.

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Originally Posted by EraserXIV View Post

 

I bid $170 for a pair of WE 421A's with 3 seconds left and I was the top bidder. Someone was able to sneak in a bid for $172.50 in the 3 remaining seconds. I thought it was no big deal because there were 2 other listings for single WE 421A's, I was bound to get at least one of those for around the same price. Those listings are now at $150 for EACH of them... blink.gif

lol , i had to mention I was the one (nyksfan) who won that auction for the 421a.. I just felt like taking a gamble as that is how much a pair of 5998 are going for these days.  anyway the seller turned out to be really great, he charged $8 for shipping  but I got the package 2 days later and the label showed he paid $18 shipping, and paid actuall had it insured anyway the pair was date matched and the tubes really look brand new.  I just fired them up briefly then went back to my 5998s, will save those 421a for a rainy day.  I guess even if they are the same tube , me seeing that WE label will make them sound better :-)

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Originally Posted by eantala View Post

lol , i had to mention I was the one (nyksfan) who won that auction for the 421a.. I just felt like taking a gamble as that is how much a pair of 5998 are going for these days.  anyway the seller turned out to be really great, he charged $8 for shipping  but I got the package 2 days later and the label showed he paid $18 shipping, and paid actuall had it insured anyway the pair was date matched and the tubes really look brand new.  I just fired them up briefly then went back to my 5998s, will save those 421a for a rainy day.  I guess even if they are the same tube , me seeing that WE label will make them sound better :-)

Haha nicely done, I must say I'm quite impressed by your ebay sniping skills. There's bound to be more that pop up on ebay, just gotta be patient. Enjoy smily_headphones1.gif

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I am going to write him and ask if he has test data....

 

Do you think there is any chance this is sold as is?  I don't.

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I think a group buy is in order?
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We just saw someone's life on full display.

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The problem is that collection probably isn't worth 1/4 of the asking price - maybe even less than that. Most of the time, those big collections have had all the valuable tubes cherry picked.  I spot checked the pics and I did not see one single 6SN7 or 12AX7. The best I spotted was a couple Tung Sol 6X4 rectifiers.  Many of those tubes if not most are unsellable. 

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