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RE: Tube identification via code

"Because even if they aren't original they sound fantastic and it would be good to have a back up set of tubes at lower cost"

It's funny you say that. Back in the day when I began exploring tube audio the Ei and Tesla varieties were dismissed as being inferior to Mullard, Amperex, Sylvania, GE and not worthy the time. Though still available the prices for these out of production tubes were going up. As they got more expensive and more importantly harder to find suddenly Eastern European tubes from the recently opened up communist block were all the rage and en vogue.
It sucks to get old. It really sucks to get old and bitter.

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