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When you asked this about a year and a half ago

I thought you got some pretty good answers (link below).

As I mentioned at the time, I was looking for a single good one, and still am.

I thought SETdude summed it up pretty well in the thread the first time you asked it, "They have gotten pricey and perhaps Jim decided that selling them was no longer financially viable. In other words, with culls and testing the price would be too high."

And I posted in my reply to you, I had written Jim McShane, asking how "failure prone" the ebay tubes might be. His reply to me, copied and pasted here again is: "A good number of them were gassy until they were burned in. Those tubes would have been a real problem for an amp! Once burned in they were fine. So yes, I did have some [failures] and would have had more without my ability to run them in."

If you do find a reliable source for them, please let us know. I'd love to buy at least one to replace the one I broke, and if available a couple of quads.


"Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be. 'Cause now I'm an amputee" J. Lennon

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