Antique Electronics Phone

From BRodric–(at)–orld.std.com Fri May 19 22:27:25 CDT 1995
Newsgroups: alt.guitar.amps
From: BRodric–(at)–orld.std.com (William R Rodrick)
Subject: Re: Groove tubes – worthwhile?
Date: Thu, 18 May 1995 16:23:25 GMT

Andrew J Barton (and–(at)–yger.demon.co.uk) wrote:
: I have a couple of amps that need new tubes, a 50 watt Marshall and a
: Fender Deluxe reverb. Has anyone done a side by side comparison test
: between Groove tubes and ordinary tubes, and is there any noticeable
: difference?

Antique Electronic Supply has reasonable prices on tubes.
You can get their catalog; their address and phone is:

6221 S. Maple Ave.
Tempe, AZ 85283
Phone (602) 820-5411
FAX (602) 820-4643

They carry the same EL34s that Groove Tubes sells at a greater markup,
and also carry Sovteks, which in most cases do a really good job.
The Sovtek 12AX7WXT works for all the 12AX7/12AT7/7025s in Fender blackface
amps and sounds SO much better than Chinese-made 12AX7/”7025″s, which is all
that Ruby Tubes and Groove Tubes offer, I believe. The difference is really
audible. To top it off, the Sovteks cost $4.90 from AES. I once paid $13.50
apiece for GT 12AX7s in a store, which I later discovered were the same
Chinese-made type as Ruby Tubes, Fenders, etc.

I gather that getting good 6V6s (for the Deluxe) can really be a problem,
no matter which brand you buy, unless you can find some New Old Stock U.S.
brand specimens.

 

Buy the Book!

I cleaned up my tab for Sonny Boy's Help Me and made it into a short book. There's a Kindle version for 99 cents, and if you buy the paperback you get the Kindle free.

Playing "Help-Me" In the Style of Sonny Boy Williamson II: A step by step, note for note analysis of some of Sonny Boy's Signature Riffs

I also write Science Fiction, so you can sample some of my best stories. Also available in Kindle format.


Error Message Eyes: A Programmer's Guide to the Digital Soul
 

1974 Vintage Fender Amp Handle Pro Deluxe Twin Showman Vibrolux Reverb Bassman

$15.00
End Date: Sunday May-26-2019 16:39:26 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $15.00
Buy It Now |
Turret FR4 board printed Fender Tweed Bassman 5F6A layout DIY amp kits

$24.00
End Date: Sunday May-26-2019 18:04:00 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $24.00
Buy It Now |
Original 1961 Fender Cream / White Amp Knob with flat head set screw Bassman

$24.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday May-26-2019 19:49:04 PDT
Bid now |
Original 1964 ELCO Fender Amplifier Tube Shield Super Twin Deluxe Pro Bassman

$9.99 (0 Bids)
End Date: Sunday May-26-2019 19:49:04 PDT
Bid now |
Tweed Bassman Two - Tone 5F6-A Guitar Amplifier Hand wired by Achillies Amps

$2,627.20
End Date: Monday May-27-2019 1:34:55 PDT
Buy It Now for only: $2,627.20
Buy It Now |

 

The JT30 Page Popular links

I began collecting data about the microphones used by blue harp players before there was an internet. I began organizing it into JT30.com in the late 1990s. I accumulated more stuff than I remember. This is some of it.

Street Theory

A Harp Player’s Guide to Music Theory

Learning Harp

Picking Up Blues Harp

A guide to learning to play Blues Harp

Microphone Information

Usenet Articles


Harp Amps

I've been collecting Harp Amps for a while. This is the old Harpamps.com website. There is lots of information here. Here a coupld of links.


Harp Tab

A collection of songs and riffs that I’ve worked out over the years, plus some libraries of stuff I’ve converted to tablature. I’ve included most of the notes and instructions that helped me when I was learning to play blues harmonica.

Basic Riffs Simple harp tabs for songs Blues riffs and phrases.

Harp-L Archives 1992 to 2002


1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
2003

Harp Frequently Asked Questions