Originally Posted by Rod Parsons
I wonder how often one needs to change pwr. tubes that are the "NEW" ones, made today, such as the one's you speak of, --- JJ, Sovtek, etc. Can someone give some sort of average on how long the new ones last?? Thanks. I think that maybe the NOS tubes are a bargain if longevity is considered in the equation.. Maybe a huge bargain for many. ????
Point taken... if a tube costs two or three times as much but lasts five or six times longer and
sounds better, it's gotta be a bargain right?
My amp runs two 6V6s yet is only rated @ 10W, which points to a puny Chinese PT...running that through really good NOS tubes would be a bit like lipstick on a pig IMO.