Tube hunting at flea markets
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Hey all,
I'm going to go looking for tubes tomorrow at the local flea market. Just wondering if anyone had any tips on buying and how to find great deals?
 
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The only thing that I would recommend is to have a list in your pocket of the possible substitutions for the tubes you are interested in. Sometimes you can't find a certain tube, say 12ax7 for instance, but you walk by a table of 5751's not knowing it's a great substitute. (just an example). Also try to find out the Euro designations for the tubes.
 
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just look for old electronics from england or germany. I managed to get about 3 telefunken EL-84's from some broken tv/reciever/speaker thingy
 
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The only thing that I would recommend is to have a list in your pocket of the possible substitutions for the tubes you are interested in


Substitution Guide


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blueocp

Hope you find a lot of stuff...

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John

Nice link ! Thanks !
 
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