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RE: OK I gotta ask. Why no more 6p3se / 6n3ce for sale other than on Ebay?

I am regularly in RF.

If you read Russian, you will know there are literally 1000s of those NOS valves people are desperate to sell off for peanuts to cover for the calmitous fall in value of the rouble/hryvna.
Usually they are making a mark up of easily 200-1000% on their buying prices.

I can literally walk down the road and buy one off the shelf in most RF provincial cities... for about 150 rouble (about 2-2Euro50).

You must also be aware Saratov was NOT the only factory making this very common valve.
There were many factories in different places of the USSR, including Ukraine, where it appears there are still large numbers packed in their crates/boxes of 100 off.

I heard many of the production were quite gassy, and of course this is a one of a number of the *L6 clones made in the USSR, the others based on it being of course the USSR 807 - and sweep tubes 6P7S - 6BG6.

If you have any doubts about modern Saratov reflector made *L6 derivatives then just fit the octal version with top cap.


Klaus has as usual done some homework on it.


It's a no brainer and stands much higher Va!

Edits: 05/29/17

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