need tube tester in tampabay area


I just acquired a box of tubes at a garage sale .
I need someone who can advise me as to their condition .

Thank you
saki70
in my area i can often find them advertised on craigslist and sometimes more than few to choose from.
PM bigshutterbug here on AGon. He's a friend of mine and a very nice person. He does tube testing at a very reasonable rate. He's in Polk County.
The Cable Company would be my first choice.
many guitar shops testing tubes as well for little $ instead of purchasing the whole thingie unless you're willing to do some tech jobs on tube amps.
Thank you , I will check out these suggestions .
My mistake on the caption here .
I don't want a machine . Looking for someone to do the actual testing for me .
Might help if you posted where you live.
Swampwalker, I guess Tampa Bay is very particular place in FL West coast.
If you're willing to drive to Sarasota, I know who has one. VAC moved there a few years ago. I know they sell tubes and have a tube tester, but I don't know if they will let you test tubes that you didn't get from them. You would have to ask. Unless there's bad traffic, the drive from Tampa should be well under an hour.
My bad. When in doubt best to read op and title. Was going to offer to test your tubes saki70 if you were in New England. Of course I road trip from Florida to CT must seem pretty attractive right about now ;-).
Water freezes now in CT marinias closer to Rhode Island! Welcome to Global Worming LOL!
I have made arrangements with bigshutterbug for next week .
Thank you all for your help .

Zd542 ;
Thank you for the info...I have always admired VAC's gear .
Czarivey- Although the overall temperature of the planet is rising (cause), the winter we are having (effect) is due to climate change. If you're in the Northeast and you don't think that climate has changed, then you're not paying attention! Or you get your facts from Fox News.
Nothing wrong with Fox news.
Try nothing right with it, a national disgrace.
+1 Schubert
You guys should be ashamed of yourselves. By the looks of it, none of you have an audio system that is anywhere near perfect, or even close to being state of the art. Yet everyone seems to be perfectly happy talking about climate change. If you haven't noticed, the climate changes all the time. Its a mixed bag. Sometimes its hot, sometimes its cold, dry, wet,... and every other possible combination. If you're not happy with the climate, who knows? Maybe tomorrow will be a nice sunny day. But unless you do something with your audio systems, you may have less than optimal sound for the rest of your life. All I'm saying here, is maybe we should get our priorities straight. You can be selfish and kick the can down the road, or you can be responsible and not leave your kids and grandchildren a sonic disaster that will cost a fortune to clean up.
+ 2 Schubert.

It is a national disgrace. Not the only one these days though when it comes to the media.
No, but it IS the WORST one.
Many would rely on nooz on teevee, but most of such if not all is just another brainwash. Life is full of patterns and changes. Same applies to climate. Welcome to Reality.
My sunflowers got hit by the frost , bummer ?
The Crotons received some damage too .
But everything else came through unscathed .
Shorts and t-shirts today ...luvin' it here in paradise !
LOL .