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ARS Tube ID

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by ojaverde, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. ojaverde

    ojaverde Tele-Holic

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    Feb 8, 2008
    san jose ca
    I got a couple of 12AX7/7025 tubes on ebay . I know from another post that these were rebranded tubes. Can someone look at the picture and see if they can identify the manufacturer? As you can see in the photo, They are printed horizontally with ARS Van Nuys Calif and 12ax7a/7025 in white lettering. On the side 12AX7A is printed vertically in red lettering. They have what look like short grey plates and a square getter with a flat raised dimple on the bottom of the getter.
     

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  2. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

    Feb 12, 2011
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    double rod w/circular getter? hard to see
     
  3. ojaverde

    ojaverde Tele-Holic

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    It has a double rod with a square getter.
     
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  5. ojaverde

    ojaverde Tele-Holic

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    Feb 8, 2008
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    Looks like they may be chinese made.
     
  6. BiggerJohn

    BiggerJohn Friend of Leo's

    Jun 1, 2009
    California
    Definitely Chinese. I hope you didn't pay premium for those things.
     
  7. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

    Feb 12, 2011
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    That tin cross rod/shielding on the side makes it look chinese or russian. But, I thought ARS went out of business in the 70's?? That would be prior to the chinese and russian market. Dont recall any chinese square getters..
    Curious...I will look around later today...just out of curiosity.
     
  8. 6942

    6942 Poster Extraordinaire

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    The only ARS tubes that I've seen recently, were of Chinese origin.
     
  9. ojaverde

    ojaverde Tele-Holic

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    Feb 8, 2008
    san jose ca
    I only paid $10.00 plus $4 for shipping so it's not too bad. I was under the impression that ARS was not
    in business any more as well, so I thought they might be older tubes. Oh well. Live and learn.

    R
     
  10. BiggerJohn

    BiggerJohn Friend of Leo's

    Jun 1, 2009
    California
    I see you are in my neck of the woods. Have you ever tried Val King over by the airport as a parts supplier? King Amplification. No affiliation whatsoever.

    Two good gigs tonight. Jump Kings at the Smoking PIG and Mark Hummel with Little Charlie Baty at the Poor House!
     
  11. D in Conduct

    D in Conduct Tele-Meister

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    Apr 3, 2003
    SoCal
    ARS electronics is still doing business in Van Nuys, California, with the unfortunate URL of arselectronics.com.
     
  12. uriah1

    uriah1 Doctor of Teleocity

    Feb 12, 2011
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    ahh..all bets off...then..yep..Chinese

    I had some Amperex ARS EL84 that were great..
     
  13. ojaverde

    ojaverde Tele-Holic

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    Feb 8, 2008
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    Well, according to that link they sell for around $16-$19 apiece, so I guess I didn't do too bad. I will try them out and see how they sound.
     
  14. BiggerJohn

    BiggerJohn Friend of Leo's

    Jun 1, 2009
    California

    That much money for a Chinese 12AX7 is absurd.
     
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