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fenrirlupus

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i know nothing about tubes...

could you tell me something about these (i want to know which are interchangeable ect. especially because i can't find some of them new anywhere...)

 

12ax7

12au7

5U4

6BA6

6AU6

6V6

6C4

6CA4

6GW8/ECL86

 

I'm having trouble finding 6BA6, 6AU6, and 6GW8/ECL86 new (there are some NOS on ebay, but eventually those will be gone...)

 

 

help?

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I've dealt with Eurotubes' date=' good people. Send them an e-mail or call them, they will be very helpful. I don't know anything about the other place guitarslinger recommended, but I would imagine they would be the same in answering your questions.

 

[/quote']ok mr. marx :)

 

wouldn't harpo or chico be more fitting for an instrument-related forum?

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Some of those you will not find except as NOS or used. You'll have to check with someone that sells NOS tubes' date=' such as the tube depot, Doug's tubes, KCA tubes, etc. [/quote']

 

OK, I can't take it any more and I appologize for hijacking the thread, but M-THEORY, what is that stomp box?

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i know nothing about tubes...

could you tell me something about these (i want to know which are interchangeable ect. especially because i can't find some of them new anywhere...)

 

12ax7

12au7

5U4

6BA6

6AU6

6V6

6C4

6CA4

6GW8/ECL86

 

I'm having trouble finding 6BA6' date=' 6AU6, and 6GW8/ECL86 new (there are some NOS on ebay, but eventually those will be gone...)

 

 

help?[/quote']

 

FenrirLupus,

Generally, the '12' tubes are preamp tubes, the '5' tube should be a rectifier, and the '6' tubes are output tubes. :-)

 

The links that guitarslinger gave you should be *very* helpful! :-)

 

-Bob

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