great, reliable sellers of tubes are difficult to find
two experts with solid reputation and test equipment that is world class are RAM Tubes and Andy at Vintage tube supply
FleaBay, huh? Tube life is a difficult one, trial and error until you run across that old guru that wises you up to tube world exploits. Most resellers run across a bulk sale of tubes and hype them up to be something of interest when they were really manufactured for a totally different application than high end audio.
Yep, been there done that. I miss that old guru, he passed on. Me, I’m skeptical to any tube seller since...lmfao. He turned me onto a couple of items he modded over the years. Sad part of the story wasn’t just his passing, but when his kids got to the storage and trashed all of his tube collection and modded gear thinking it was all garbage.
It’s always good to hear whenever someone is satisfied with their purchase.
Anyways, here’s a toast to that old guru...here’s thinkin about at ya.
Glad you aren’t my local customer who buys elsewhere and uses my equipment to quell his innate distrust of another supplier! And why you don’t do business with this EDWARDS fellow off eBay so he can picket that extra 15% is beyond me or maybe that would be giving him a bit more profit...or is whatever he’s make just as well by you??
2nd for Brent Jesse.
I have dealt with him more than once, and he has been quick to return calls, and more than helpful with advice and descriptions for particular tubes.
I would also like to give a shout out to Tyler of tctubes.com
Have dealt with him for testing tubes I ran across at estate sales, etc. and purchased some tubes from him also.
Both of these guys are first class, and go over and above to be accessible and helpful.
I have no financial connection to either, other than giving them my $$$ in exchange for some gas sealed inside a glass tube!