Where do you guys purchase your tubes?
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Just wondering where you guys go for your tubes besides ebay.
I am looking at NOS dealers and what kind of experience you have had with them.
As a side note: are used/ but tested new tubes okay?
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Uh oh, millerdog is looking for tubes?
My first source is always Upscale Audio.
 
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If the guy testing the tubes is honest, used tested tubes usually have alot of life left in them.

( I am awaiting the next episode in "The Adventures of Miller the Dog")
 
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Thanks tanfenton, this info will be very useful for us tewbies (tube newbies)
 
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Thanks for the links, helped me out alot.
I guess the thing about tubes is to get em while you can.
Sheesh, I don't even have the freakin amp yet! Oh well....
By the way, if anyone knows of a place that has a NOS GE 5751 triple mica blackplate let me know.
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Miller,

You should try winning this instead (one of my favorite RCAs).

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thanks for the heads up! I put a watch on it. I already got my eye on the 5751 Command and the RCA 5 stars...
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Another place to try would be Triode Electronics. I purchased some NOS Yugos from them a while back. They are located in Chicago and are great to deal with.
 
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Another place to try would be Triode Electronics. I purchased some NOS Yugos from them a while back. They are located in Chicago and are great to deal with.


I got Mullard NOS (sold out since) from them about 2 years back too, cost a lot but good to deal with.
 
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thanks JMT,
I saw a link to their site while surfing and forgot to write it down.
If anyone else is interested:
worldtubeaudio.com has a page of links to various tube sites worldwide.
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Fadamacka,
Only upon hearing your review!
Let me know if you need help in hunting down some tubes for that puppy. I got a list.
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I second the recommendation of triode, I just ordered some tubes from them on tuesday, had them by wednesday, what service!!!
 
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In anticipation of my getting a MAD ear+......
here's a couple of more sites. Damn! one day I gotta learn how to link the sites to my posts.

raretubes.com
elexs.com
thetubeshop.com
vacuumtubes.com

As far as I know, these are the sites that sell vintage NOS tubes...if the site is not listed above, then they sell only generic NOS stuff ie; sovtek, ei, etc...
I can't believe I spent all this money in two days! Lloyd will have to wait another couple of weeks for my money!
good luck toob hunters!

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