Vacuuum tube digital circuits (50 year rule)
shoppa_classiccmp at trailing-edge.com
Sun Sep 3 07:10:58 CDT 2006
Gordon JC Pearce <gordon at gjcp.net> wrote:
> Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> > On Thursday 31 August 2006 04:27 am, Stan Barr wrote:
> >> Roy J. Tellason said:
> >>> Anybody having any vacuum tubes they don't want, I might be interested.
> >>> I can't offer much of anything for them, but if they're gonna get
> >>> tossed...
Just as a benchmark, if you're buying random new-old-stock (still new in boxes)
tubes in quantity, do not expect to pay more than a few pennies per tube
(and even then that might be too much!) Random used tubes should be available
> >> Just for informational purposes: 12AU7s (and 12AX7 and 12AT7) are still
> >> available new. You probably won't like the price, but they're still in
> >> production - us electric guitar players use them,
> > Along with 6L6 and maybe 5U4 and some other numbers for output tubes, no
> > doubt. To get that "Marshall sound"... :-)
> Well if it's the "Marshall sound" it should be ECC83s and EL34s, not
> this American stuff.
All those tubes are way above the random price guides I attempt to
categorize above, and you can easily hit many tens of dollars
or sometimes hundreds of dollars each, with extremely wide variance
on brand and subdetails of construction.
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