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4/12/2006 1:37 PM
NOS tubes
Hi everyone,  
where do you guys buy your NOS tubes from? I'm looking for a place thats trusted not to sell re-labeled or used stuff as NOS. I just want to see if I can improve my homebrew 5e3--though I'm not unsatisfied with JJ 6v6's and EH 12AX7 or 12AY7s.  
Though I tried a "lower" end tube the other day. I replaced the EH 12AY7 with a Sovtek 12AX7B. And I loved it. The amp broke up nicer-liked the bassier response of the 12AX7B. (I de-farted my 5e3 etc), but the 12AX7B has a nice little bass peak to add a little girth that was lacking when I lowered the bass of the amp. (the de-farting mod was needed regardless--different effect than the tube bass peak).  
4/12/2006 1:56 PM
Al Lang

Try the Sarge  
But he's the Sarge, gets to the point fast but he's very honest and reliable.  
4/12/2006 2:46 PM
Michael Patrick
I buy from Terry (Sgt. Overdrive) regularly. Yep, sometimes I have to read his email messages a few times to get what he's saying, but his prices are great, super quick shipping, nice selection, and the tubes are always exactly what he says they are.
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