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post #5956 of 10500

My 6FG8 has arrived! Its an inexpensive RCA

 

A little size comparison to my Golden Arrow 6SN7 shorty...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She's a big one! lol We'll see how she sounds when my adapter arrives!

post #5957 of 10500

Hi, anyone have experience rolling in the following Full Music 6SN7 tube?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Matched-Pair-2x-TJ-Full-Music-NIB-6SN7-ECC32-tubes-Gold-Pins-Test-NEW-/171226764798

 

Believe this is a Chinese tube but why so expensive? Any impressions on the sound with a LD Mk 3 + HD800? thanks!

post #5958 of 10500
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Originally Posted by Rossliew View Post
 

Hi, anyone have experience rolling in the following Full Music 6SN7 tube?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Matched-Pair-2x-TJ-Full-Music-NIB-6SN7-ECC32-tubes-Gold-Pins-Test-NEW-/171226764798

 

Believe this is a Chinese tube but why so expensive? Any impressions on the sound with a LD Mk 3 + HD800? thanks!

Nope, but they sure are nice looking...

post #5959 of 10500

WOW hundreds of $ for a tube for -$300 tube amp.:eek:

post #5960 of 10500
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

WOW hundreds of $ for a tube for -$300 tube amp.:eek:

That gets me wondering why this particular brand of tube should be so expensive...

post #5961 of 10500

I'm loving my $7 Russian 6AS7 for my LD 1 if i will spent that kind of money for a tube it will be for a better amp than my LD 1 and LD MK III.Most money i spent on tube is $30 with shipping and that was my first Octal(GE 6SL7) and now i only buy 6SN7 by lot not singles for me single tube cost more than 2+ tubes(equal to $10 per tube).


Edited by i luvmusic 2 - 4/27/14 at 10:28am
post #5962 of 10500

How do you guys store your TUBES?

Most of my tubes have no box and everytime i open the drawer i can hear them knocking each other i'm afraid that they may break.

Any sugestions.THANK YOU!


Edited by i luvmusic 2 - 4/27/14 at 10:29am
post #5963 of 10500
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

How do you guys store your TUBES?

Most of my tubes have no box and everytime i open the drawer i can hear them knocking each other i'm afraid that they may break.

Any sugestions.THANK YOU!

I have spare white tube boxes... they then go in a shoe box and then a big plastic tub OR if they are in rotation they stay in a drawer near my amps.

post #5964 of 10500
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

WOW hundreds of $ for a tube for -$300 tube amp.:eek:

 

Well, you have to remember that most people run the 6SN7 in more expensive amps, such as DarkVoice, Woo, Carver and so on. My $100 LD1+ was never designed to use these tubes. lol.

 

Also, these are new production tubes. It is very expensive to set up a factory and manufacture vacuum tubes. Moreover, the demand for new vacuum tubes is quite small. After all, how many people do you know who are out looking for new vacuum tubes? Worse, many of the people who do want to purchase vacuum tubes think the 60 year-old tubes sound better. So this is very different than manufacturing computer parts on a very large scale to supply a very large demand. And it is impossible for them to sell their brand new vacuum tubes very cheaply and make any money.

post #5965 of 10500
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

I have spare white tube boxes... they then go in a shoe box and then a big plastic tub OR if they are in rotation they stay in a drawer near my amps.

Thank You! Yup i just ordered some white tube boxes from the Tube depot.

post #5966 of 10500

I did not know you can buy just the boxes.

post #5967 of 10500
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Originally Posted by kvtaco17 View Post
 

My 6FG8 has arrived! Its an inexpensive RCA

 

A little size comparison to my Golden Arrow 6SN7 shorty...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She's a big one! lol We'll see how she sounds when my adapter arrives!

Do you need to use the pin on top?

post #5968 of 10500
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

How do you guys store your TUBES?

Most of my tubes have no box and everytime i open the drawer i can hear them knocking each other i'm afraid that they may break.

Any sugestions.THANK YOU!

 

Like Kvtaco 17, I use white tube boxes to store tubes that come without boxes.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/25-White-Vacuum-Tube-Boxes-6V6-6SN7-5Y3-FAST-SHIP-/171309847519?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item27e2dcd3df

 

The boxes are stored in an old chest-of-drawers, octals in one drawer, 9-pin double triodes in another, and so on. 

post #5969 of 10500
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Originally Posted by i luvmusic 2 View Post
 

Do you need to use the pin on top?

 

The pin on top is tied to the cathode for one of the triodes. A special adapter is needed, 6F8G on top and 6SN7 on the bottom:

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-6F8G-TO-6SN7-6SL7-TUBE-ADAPTER-/190991571450?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item2c77fc19fa

post #5970 of 10500
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Originally Posted by gibosi View Post
 

 

Like Kvtaco 17, I use white tube boxes to store tubes that come without boxes.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/25-White-Vacuum-Tube-Boxes-6V6-6SN7-5Y3-FAST-SHIP-/171309847519?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2&hash=item27e2dcd3df

 

The boxes are stored in an old chest-of-drawers, octals in one drawer, 9-pin double triodes in another, and so on.

I bought mine from the tubedepot $19 for 100pcs + killer USA shipping to Canada but still cheaper than buying it locally.Thanks! for the link.

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