Tube dealers

Discussion in 'Ampage Area' started by Bertotti, Feb 5, 2019.

  1. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Doug's Tubes doesn't have what I'm looking for thetubestore or tubedepot does, are they both good tube dealers?
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  2. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    My only experience of Tube dealers was on the London Underground.
  3. RG7X

    RG7X Gretschie

    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    EuroTubes has always done right by me.
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  4. Sid Nitzerglobin

    Sid Nitzerglobin Country Gent

    Jun 8, 2015
    I haven't had a problem w/ any of the new or NOS ones I've bought from either of them but it's been a couple of years.
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  5. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I'm going for a couple Genalex Gold Lion ecc83, gold pin which are the made in Russia tubes, not the standard made in China version. I have had JJ from Eurotubes these are supposed to be as quite a bit better. We will see but I know of a certain someone here who makes amps who is quite impressed with them. I trust his opinion so I'm in.
  6. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    Thanks all I wound up using TheTubeStore.
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  7. TV the Wired Turtle

    TV the Wired Turtle Gretschified

    Jul 25, 2009
    so cal
    I think that guy that was impressed with them was impressed mostly on what they did for single ended class A amps. I hear he is totally pissed off at the JJ's in the pro junior that he's swapped 2 times now in the last 2 months. Heard he's gonna throw the pro junior in the trash this week.
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  8. Lizardkinged

    Lizardkinged Friend of Fred

    Oct 5, 2009
    I think I order from the Tubedepot normally. Never received a bad tube. Always received what I ordered.
  9. Robbie

    Robbie Country Gent

    Jun 17, 2013
    Sarnia Ontario Canada
    Always had great experiences with The Tube Store. Worked with them for years.
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  10. stevo

    stevo Country Gent

    May 1, 2012
    Both are fine - I've dealt with them for years.
  11. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    I'm old. I remember when you could get tubes cheaply at drug and grocery stores.
  12. Lionpotato

    Lionpotato Gretschie

    Oct 10, 2018
    Both are great in my experience.
  13. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I am impatiently waiting for one of those amp, can’t wait to get my hands on one.

    I remember that and the TV repair guy showing up with boxes of tubes for a house call.
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  14. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    My Dad fixed TVs and radios as a side gig. I still have one of his tube caddies that I use for microphones.
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  15. jfassett

    jfassett Gretschie

    Dec 9, 2017
    I recently bought a set of tubes for my Vox 15 from the "Tube depot" and customer service was very helpful with fast shipping!
  16. Waxhead

    Waxhead Country Gent

    Aug 30, 2014
    Eurotubes only sells JJs which may, or may not, be the best tube brand for your amp.

    Tubedepot is ok - I've bought from them before and had no issues

    But Dougstubes are my go to for a few reasons.
    They are the cheapest, have biggest range, fully test all tubes, dispatch fast and never had a broken tube on arrival.
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  17. wildeman

    wildeman Gretschified

    May 10, 2015
    Somebody looking for Tubes? Screenshot_2019-02-05-19-53-18-1.png
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  18. Bertotti

    Bertotti Country Gent

    Jul 20, 2017
    South Dakota
    I use Doug's tubes but they did not have these tubes.
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