Lori, a first class seller indeed. Very good with communication; getting back to people. Though, I'm tempted to ask for the story behind 'greengirl613.' Let me guess, her commercial activity brings her lots of dollars (I've no idea!).
In the last 10 days I spent $600 on two Japanese Pilot Falcon Elabo Metal Fountain pens & Japanese ink - Murasaki Shikibu, and discovered Saturday night I'm broke. The Syl Chrome Domer looks tempting, though. I went to the market earlier this evening for groceries and managed to leave a few luxury snacks behind. I'm back with a surprise $50 - will look for another 3DG4, 12SN7 and make it work for me.
Also, I'm behind in my affairs - was going to report back on my amp post mod. I may now wait a week or so if I'm able to bring in another 3DG4. To date, pre-mod/post mod, I love the USAF-596 in the rear. Name a letter, number or attribute for the GE 3DG4, and the '596' got it covered. With the difference being the '596' returns slightly greater detail. Sound stage is about the same. And the Mighty 596 doesn't resort to any artificial shenanigans - sounds good, sounds real. The Sylvania version could bring me a welcome choice.
I'll quickly add that the Russian rocket has fallen back to earth, post mod. It no longer returns to super sized this, that and the other. It now sounds like an ordinary tube - not bad, not special either. I liken it to a star athlete that got busted for "Doping." Once back from suspension, having the hardest time separating from the competition that it formerly dominated. The 5U8 has it's place but for serious sessions, I've another rec...
While we all have different rigs, hear differently along with different preferences, I was surprised to read Xcalibur255 comment that the 5U8 was dynamic. In my system, both pre/post mod it has never been dynamic.
On a different note, I may have figured out the delay behind wotts' debut pix. It is my nature to remain, well....silent.