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post #5401 of 10868

Tyrell, no it wasn't the ones you were watching, the seller would not ship here so I was just watching.

They had different plate types one early and one late production.

Mine are both early production.

 

You are right about the risk with vintage tubes.

A lot of risk buying old tubes.

 

I would dare say a strong vintage tube will outlast a modern production one.

post #5402 of 10868

I will post this supplier here  too.He has good prices on some old tubes and he is a good guy been in business forever.

http://www.leedsradio.com/

Tyrell you can try him for some #45s just send a E-Mail

post #5403 of 10868

Turns out that guy has a pretty cool blog.  He definitely doesn't pull any punches with his opinions though.  :)

post #5404 of 10868

Never heard from Clayton and Eric, I wonder why........................

 

Probably too busy listening to music.

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:dt880smile: You mean, audio gear having a functional purpose?

post #5406 of 10868
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Turns out that guy has a pretty cool blog.  He definitely doesn't pull any punches with his opinions though.  :)

 

That he's in Brooklyn should've tipped you off! :D

post #5407 of 10868
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:dt880smile: You mean, audio gear having a functional purpose?

 

I like it.............

post #5408 of 10868

He might be opinionated but he will give good deals on tubes.   Brooklyn ? Ware do you think I am from.

You have to remember that I was selling the 596 for $40 and the adapter for $35 until I went into the hospital

and got ripped off.  Then we had group buys from someone in China and some company bought all the 596

tubes in the USA and was selling them at a ridicules price.

post #5409 of 10868
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He might be opinionated but he will give good deals on tubes.   Brooklyn ? Ware do you think I am from.

You have to remember that I was selling the 596 for $40 and the adapter for $35 until I went into the hospital

and got ripped off.  Then we had group buys from someone in China and some company bought all the 596

tubes in the USA and was selling them at a ridicules price.

 

I remember when you first asked me to audition the 596 with adapter at no cost. When was that? You originated the practice of adapting the 596 for 5U4G use. Genius! :)

post #5410 of 10868

I just bought a pair of RK60s.  Now I need an adapter.  Anyone know anyone who makes them? :wink_face:

post #5411 of 10868

Next time I change 45s I'm going to switch the rectifiers to 6BY5GA at the same time.  The high pitch whining noise the current ones make really bothers my ears.  I am hoping that not all tubes of this type do this, but since they are TV tubes I fear that might be the reality.

post #5412 of 10868

Which are TV tubes?

post #5413 of 10868
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post
 

He might be opinionated but he will give good deals on tubes.   Brooklyn ? Ware do you think I am from.

You have to remember that I was selling the 596 for $40 and the adapter for $35 until I went into the hospital

and got ripped off.  Then we had group buys from someone in China and some company bought all the 596

tubes in the USA and was selling them at a ridicules price.

 

:D You call it like you see it, too! I lived in Brownsville for a time...

 

Speaking of "The Mighty 596," (not sure where that moniker came from :rolleyes:), I was dealing with a military surplus broker in Florida (likely a transplanted New Yorker), and she was absolutely clueless on what the tube was and who else but contractors would even need the high altitude glass.

 

We exchanged a handful of phone calls and emails over a week's time - she had to check with her sources. She eventually located a couple of thousand. Asked how many I needed and replied "6." What I wanted to pay for each, "$36" I returned. After getting my company info and drawing up an order, she proposed something like (can't remember too well right now...) to get my price I had to buy a 1,000 count. :blink: I balked! Then balked again at a 100ct.

 

She had to take care of other deals but wanted to resume negotiations the next day. Boy, did she ever! Said she felt something very odd about my out-of-the-blue inquiry for this tube. Consulted with her sources and they couldn't determine anything about my interest either.

 

So she looked up the tube on the internet and found a bunch of forum chat from head-fi.org stretching a couple of years, with most of the chat heating up in the last couple of weeks. That was her "Ah ha!" moment. And felt she had me under her thumb. She called and threw it in my face! Telling me she knew the tube was in demand and can't be found anywhere, otherwise, I wouldn't be talking to her in the first place. Basically told me to pay $360/20ct or $500+ for individual tubes or get lost! :mad:

 

Yeah, we do share key finds on public pages and this is one example of it coming back to bite us.

post #5414 of 10868
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(likely a transplanted New Yorker)

 

I resemble that comment....

post #5415 of 10868
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:normal_smile :

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