Home Tubes Asylum

Questions about tubes and gear that glows. FAQ

You could use odd tubes in designs, but why?

I think the simple reality is that time has moved on - we don't need tubes anymore for the jobs they did years ago. That rules out a huge number of tubes that were used in computers, televisions and all sorts of other kit. If you have a stock of them, just sell them for whatever you can get and move on.

However, as we all know there are a bunch of tubes that are kind of immortal - the EL34s, 6L6s, 12A*7 etc. that are still used in stage amps, plus all the DHTs like 26, 01A, 10Y, 300b, 2a3 etc. which continue to sound better than their alternatives in purist builds.

I can't see any real alternative to keeping the tubes that have a current value, as above, and just disposing of the rest. OK - you may have to go through stages of loss in your mind, the first of which is denial, but you can work through that.

This post is made possible by the generous support of people like you and our sponsors:
  Amplified Parts  

Follow Ups Full Thread
Follow Ups


Post a Message!

Forgot Password?
Moniker (Username):
Password (Optional):
  Remember my Moniker & Password  (What's this?)    Eat Me
E-Mail (Optional):
Message:   (Posts are subject to Content Rules)
Optional Link URL:
Optional Link Title:
Optional Image URL:
Upload Image:
E-mail Replies:  Automagically notify you when someone responds.