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post #2176 of 3713
+1, looking forward to enjoying them, ahhh, that glow and the warm amp....
post #2177 of 3713
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Originally Posted by telecaster View Post
 

The new amps have the silver logo. I ask the Boss... As for the special 6J5 tubes, I think you can only have that if you ask a special wiring to the Boss...

 

Old amp has the silver logo, new one has the yellow logo.  

post #2178 of 3713
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The Thomson 6080WA are so very nice sounding. You'll love them

 

Those are the Thompsons with socket savers

 

How does the Thomson 6080WA compare with the Bendix 6080WB? I've been trying to get a hold of a Bendix pair but they seem to be really hard to find and when you do find them go for insane prices.  There was a pair on ebay that ended up going for $285 yesterday.  

post #2179 of 3713

I was bidding in that too. Didn't get them, I recently bought 7 Bendix tubes so I have enough for now.

The Thomson are very good tubes, like the Chatham 6080WA. they have more detail then the most 6AS7G tubes. But the bendix have all the good characteristics of all the other tubes. I hate to say it but they are the best ones for 6AS7G type tube amps.

 

then again there are so many good tubes out there: 2399/5998/6080WA Thomson, Chatham/6AS7G Chatham/RCA and even the winged Svetlana are nice

 

The 5998A are horrible and I'm not a fan of the normal Raytheon and GE

 

The copper rod tubes usually are very nice sounding

post #2180 of 3713

Aww come on... just lie to us if you have to... say they're overrated.  Next pair on ebay will go for $400 now :) I need a better way of finding tubes.

post #2181 of 3713

I'm sorry but they have my number 1 spot... they are so good I'm not even using them cause I don't want them to wear off. I'm suck a freak. :rolleyes:

I'm mostly using Chatham 6as7g, the thomson 6080wa and 5998s in my different OTL amps

post #2182 of 3713
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Originally Posted by MJS242 View Post

Aww come on... just lie to us if you have to... say they're overrated.  Next pair on ebay will go for $400 now smily_headphones1.gif I need a better way of finding tubes.
i agree with ultrainferno...
I had 5998's and a pair of NOS bendix 6080WB (and now comes the most important part) with graphite plates in my modified 337.. And to my ears is was much better then the more Syrupy sounding 5998 (compared to the bendix ofourse)... Especially when paired to the TS 6sj7gt mesh plates!! That combo just rocks!!! Or if u want a bit colder but more 3d, more wider sound..the RCA 5693 red hots.. Affordable and very good!!
Edited by hifimanrookie - 3/10/14 at 9:01am
post #2183 of 3713
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

I'm sorry but they have my number 1 spot... they are so good I'm not even using them cause I don't want them to wear off. I'm suck a freak. :rolleyes:

I'm mostly using Chatham 6as7g, the thomson 6080wa and 5998s in my different OTL amps

 

Yeah you kind of are.  I think there is a special kind of therapy for people like you. :) You don't want to be one of those people who gets old, dies and then leaves a bunch of nice things behind that never got used.  Actual applications aside, searching for/collecting/hoarding tubes is a pretty entertaining hobby.

post #2184 of 3713
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Originally Posted by hifimanrookie View Post


i agree with ultrainferno...
I had 5998's and a pair of NOS bendix 6080WB (and now comes the most important part) with graphite plates in my modified 337.. And to my ears is was much better then the more Syrupy sounding 5998 (compared to the bendix ofourse)... Especially when paired to the TS 6sj7gt mesh plates!! That combo just rocks!!! Or if u want a bit colder but more 3d, more wider sound..the RCA 5693 red hots.. Affordable and very good!!

 

I have a lot of the easier to find tubes for the 339: RCA/Chatham 6AS7G, 2399, 5693, EF80, EF86.  I've been trying to find the more scarce items though, like the Bendix 6080WB and TS 6SJ7GT.  I'm interested in trying the GEC 6AS7G or WE 421A, but I'm not sure if they're worth it. Given what the Bendix is going for now, I'm starting to wonder if they're really worth it either.  

post #2185 of 3713

Alright I will do a 6SJ7WGT Group buy, stop nagging :D

 

Serious though, if there are enough "orders" I would arrange the sale. My contact still has some RCA branded ones left. I have them too, and even Skylab confirmed these are the ones. 40€/piece

 

 

 

 


Edited by Ultrainferno - 3/10/14 at 11:27am
post #2186 of 3713
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
 

Alright I will do a 6SJ7WGT Group buy, stop nagging :D

 

Serious though, if there are enough "orders" I would arrange the sale. My contact still has some RCA branded ones left. I have them too, and even Skylab confirmed these are the ones. 40€/piece

 

 

 

I'm in!

post #2187 of 3713

Nine more that buy a pair and it's a go :D

post #2188 of 3713
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Originally Posted by MJS242 View Post

I have a lot of the easier to find tubes for the 339: RCA/Chatham 6AS7G, 2399, 5693, EF80, EF86.  I've been trying to find the more scarce items though, like the Bendix 6080WB and TS 6SJ7GT.  I'm interested in trying the GEC 6AS7G or WE 421A, but I'm not sure if they're worth it. Given what the Bendix is going for now, I'm starting to wonder if they're really worth it either.  
I think until 200 usd for a NOS matched pair of bendix 6080WB graphite plates is max u must go... Lately the bendix is getting more loving and in so is driving the price up and that its getting more rare to get now wont help also to keep the prices low.
post #2189 of 3713
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I'm in!

 

2 more pairs and it's a go! More is ok too.

Anyone?

post #2190 of 3713
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 I think until 200 usd for a NOS matched pair of bendix 6080WB graphite plates is max u must go

 

:eek:

 

I paid $35 for each six months ago!

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