So i bought a new old stock (new in the box 1961 treble clef logo Amperex Holland Bugle boy 12ax7 tubes with the Large O getter and perfect matched triodes.)
This tube test perfect 100-100 where 70 is the minimal good on my sencore.All my tubes are tested for shorts,grid leakage,gas,quality,life etc
And I received an email from the vendor today telling me he shipped out my tube but then went on to say that he didn't send the tube I bought but sent instead: 1964 treble clef logo 12ax7 bugle boy that he has been saving for 5 years and that this tube is much better than the 1961 tube I paid for. He went on to say that because it took him so long to ship that he gave me this 'better' tube and will also knock off $30-$40 dollars and will refund me one of those amounts.
Now being a new tube roller I'm not sure if this guy is blowing smoke up my ass or not. He claims everyone knows the 1964 tube is better than the 1961 tube I paid for.
What do you guys think?
Edited by Amish - 6/26/14 at 7:23pm