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

Andrew J Barton (and–(at)– 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.


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