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Jan 15, 2010 4:11 PM GMT

I would like to know some things about old tubes. An old man down the street has a room full of old tubes some in box's what would be tubes to use in AMP's what are some of the tubes that used to up grade AMP's Hot tubes I can get them cheep....


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Jan 15, 2010 5:50 PM GMT
Barbeque Bob M Replied:

Mullard GZ34's are going for huge money these days and I've yet to find a new production version worth a damn. GE 5-star black plate 12AY7/6072, and RCA 12AY/6072 tubes still sound better than the newer production ones being made as well. Those old US made and Western European made tubes weere built to a much tougher standard than the newer stuff is and they were built to military specs with heavy duty everything and they last twice as long as the vast majority of the newer production stuff does.

Jan 15, 2010 9:40 PM GMT
skullShaker Replied:

Thanks good informations will see what he has hope I found a good thing in tubes

Keep on harping

Jan 20, 2010 7:52 AM GMT
Andrew T Replied:

Isn't cool how old people collect transistor tubes?! haha my grandpa has a massive stockpile of them as well. I understand they impact your sound in one way or the other. Give your harp/amp a "vintage" quality. They're probably drivin harder because they're lower power; ideal for that "Little Walter" tone.

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