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Thanks for the info @creatip. Cleaning tube pins can be a real chore... I have the best experience with using alcohol and qtips and then baking soda and water and a toothbrush. It sucks having distortion with tubes!

lehoang - your tube question is very tough to answer. It really depends on your ears and your gear. This thread has many suggestions... GE "smoked glass" tubes, Amperex "orange globe" or 6922 pq or 7308, Siemens German made tubes, or Telefunken tubes. Those all are popular.

I would say probably Telefunken, but they are expensive. Other tubes sound great for cheaper.