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RE: Vintage Tubes

I'm really surprised at the decline of the DIY boards/kits offerings in the last 5-10 years, so you may be on to something. I've got a couple of un-built project boards from vendors who used to offer a wide range of items, who now have one or two non-DIY selections left.

That said, I'm suspicious of most NOS now unless from a known vendor. Recently on cheapo auction TV tubes I'm experiencing a nearly 20% fail rate on testing. Shorts, gas, failed vac or just plain weak/well used. For a couple bucks no big deal, but concerning.


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