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post #3511 of 4437

There are two versions of the gec's ,...a straight base,& a curved base..the curved base runs about $100.00 more,and many respected head-fiers,seems to think the difference in price is NOT justified...so,I went with the straight base.

 

I did a quick search on e-bay at those CBS tubes,..there a few different models

Which ones exactly ,should I be looking at?

 Price seems very attractive

Do you have a link??

 

Tnx

Mike

post #3512 of 4437
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

There are two versions of the gec's ,...a straight base,& a curved base..the curved base runs about $100.00 more,and many respected head-fiers,seems to think the difference in price is NOT justified...so,I went with the straight base.

 

I did a quick search on e-bay at those CBS tubes,..there a few different models

Which ones exactly ,should I be looking at?

 Price seems very attractive

Do you have a link??

 

Tnx

Mike

Yeah they are about $50-100 for the NOS 1940-5's. The 1950's which are still good but I have seen some rebranded as Hytron selling for $120+ is a load of bullocks. My one had gold lettering similar to the Gold Lions (also good but not worth the asking price afloat on ebay). Unfortunately I did not buy mine on ebay as there are alot of fakes (such as rebranded fake Teslas) so I buy them from a local supplier who gets them from European tube stock holders. I got mine for $145 for 3. Tested 99/98 NOS. My absolute favourite tube of all time is the Psvane and Sophia E's grade a 12AU7's which are the best modern production 12au7's you can buy and would give any vintage non-reissue Gold Lion or Tele diamond base a run for it's money.

post #3513 of 4437
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Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post

We have gone back and forth quite a bit in the 6AS7 thread about the WE421A tubes.  The loose consensus is that they are not *quite* identical to the 5998 spec-wise but probably sound so close that there is no point in differentiating.  I personally would not pay the premium they go for over the 5998 which itself is crazy expensive now.  The WE's certainly are pretty though, they seem to always be bottom getters where as most (but not all) of the 5998 are top getter.  Rob has some of every variant I believe, but I think bottom getter tubes are always a little sexier than top getter ones.

OK,sorry to rehash this topic then...

 

Pretty???

I could care less...

For me to drop $325.00 for a pair of tubes..{I know,I know?}..because they are pretty,is so rediculous,and I can't think of any idiot doing that,but??..to each his own..

Being not "quite" identical ,is even worse ,that tubes being pretty--thats why I just returned my TS 7236 to the seller and got a full refund.,seller told me ,that they were identical in SQ to the TS 5998,and,with my ears,they are  not.


Edited by mikek200 - 5/2/13 at 11:23pm
post #3514 of 4437
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

OK,sorry to rehash this topic then...

 

Pretty???

I could care less...

For me to drop $325.00 for a pair of tubes..{I know,I know?}..because they are pretty,is so rediculous,and I can't think of any idiot doing that,but??..to each his own..

Being not "quite" identical ,is even worse ,that tubes being pretty--thats why I just returned my TS 7236 to the seller and got a full refund.,seller told me ,that they were identical in SQ to the TS 5998,and,with my ears,they were not.


Some people find some enjoyment in the visual appearance of the tubes.  It doesn't have to be only about the sound.

 

I'm a little tempted to ask what the point of your post was, or why you felt it necessary to be so candid with it, but this is the 6SN7 thread so I'm simply going to leave it at that.

post #3515 of 4437

My apologies Excalibur,

Didn't mean for my reply to sound so aggressive,& yes,you are correct,I will really appreciate it,if the tubes give off a pleasant glow.

I'll soon find out..

 

Mike

post #3516 of 4437

No worries.  I hope your new tubes work out for you.

 

Cheers.

post #3517 of 4437
Thread Starter 

Mike if you are looking for a US quality made top notch adapter contact 2359glenn by PM.

post #3518 of 4437
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

There are two versions of the gec's ,...a straight base,& a curved base..the curved base runs about $100.00 more,and many respected head-fiers,seems to think the difference in price is NOT justified...so,I went with the straight base.

 

I did a quick search on e-bay at those CBS tubes,..there a few different models

Which ones exactly ,should I be looking at?

 Price seems very attractive

Do you have a link??

 

Tnx

Mike

 

 

There is also the rare black base version made by MOV and labelled Osram here they are:

 

 

post #3519 of 4437
Stavros you have truly become the king of rare, obscure tube variants, my friend biggrin.gif
post #3520 of 4437
Thread Starter 

Hi Rob, it's the tube addiction, I can't shake it off.

 

Here's my other pair with better logos:

 

 

 

 

 

Finally with brown base & Osram logo

 

 

post #3521 of 4437
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Originally Posted by rosgr63 View Post

Mike if you are looking for a US quality made top notch adapter contact 2359glenn by PM.

Ros,

Thanks for that info,will make note of it

post #3522 of 4437

An update on my WE-421a's

 

Just got delivery -5 minutes ago

One of the tubes ,seems to be faulty,or damaged.

 

When, I pick it up,something rattles inside the tube.

As far as,I can determine..it is coming from inside the base..

Reluctant to place in my amp,and see if lights up..

 

Contacted the seller,waiting, for a reply

Not a good start to my we-421a 's

post #3523 of 4437
That is not necessarily bad....and quite common. If the tube is still silver, it's holding a vacuum and not broken. It could be a bit of glass or glue. Some tubes have crushed glass bits inside. I'd try the tube...just don't have your expensive cans plugged in until warmed up. That's what I use my skullcandys for. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by mikek200 View Post

An update on my WE-421a's

Just got delivery -5 minutes ago
One of the tubes ,seems to be faulty,or damaged.

When, I pick it up,something rattles inside the tube.
As far as,I can determine..it is coming from inside the base..
Reluctant to place in my amp,and see if lights up..

Contacted the seller,waiting, for a reply
Not a good start to my we-421a 's
post #3524 of 4437

Thanks GrindingThud,

 I appreciate that info..will remember that for the next time..

 

Seller has contacted me,and has offered a full refund,which I will take.

Just not comfortable,with any rattling, going on, inside my tubes

post #3525 of 4437
Wow, I just read this thread from end to end....lots of great info. I've got a pair of adapters on order from Woo, now I need some tubes to put in them. So many choices, it possible to buy just one pair?
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