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Stage amp tubes are always in demand

There will be a continued demand for NOS tubes used in stage amps - EL34, 6L6, KT88, 12A*7 and such, plus the rectifiers. Amps are still being made that use these, and musicians value the old tubes.

Apart from that a lot of tubes just have very little use. Talking about all the indirectly heated tubes that aren't common in stage amps, nor are they 6SN7s and the like as commonly used in hifi amps.

I've only used DHTs for many years, and I regret selling around 50 10Y tubes at $25 each, plus a lot of 01A and 46. I've had to re-buy the 01As because it's a tube I use. But even so, plenty of 26, 01A and 4P1L still about at sane prices. Prices have rocketed on 45, 10Y and a few others. so apart from the obvious collectibles, I'd say that for the most used DHTs it is neither a buyers nor a sellers market - pretty stable on the whole.

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  • Stage amp tubes are always in demand - andy evans 11:17:55 02/28/17 (0)


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