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New tubes for 1958 Supro 1606

Discussion in 'Amp Tech Center' started by Hendrixlvr, Mar 5, 2021.

  1. Hendrixlvr

    Hendrixlvr Tele-Holic

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    Just ordered up some new tubes for my amp. It’s tube compliment is as follows:

    12AX7
    5Y3GT
    6V6GT

    just got Mullards for the 12AX7 and 6V6, because they’ve got pretty good reviews, but I had a harder time with the 5Y3. Originally I was going to get a Sovtek but then I read they run higher than “comfortable” voltage and may damage the amp, so after some rushed research I opted for the JJ5Y3s, which is supposed to be for replacement of 5Y3GT tubes.
    I know JJ’s don’t get much love but 5Y3 options are pretty limited if I don’t want to spend a fortune on NOS
     
  2. corliss1

    corliss1 Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    In my experience, NOS 5y3 is one of the cheaper NOS tubes around. It's all I use in repairs and builds as it's so cheap I don't bother with new stuff.
     
  3. corliss1

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    Of course as soon as I say that, I check my usual supplier and they don't have any of the cheap ones I got in the past <sigh>
     
  4. J. Bonkosky

    J. Bonkosky Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    You can get NOS 5Y3 tubes cheaper than the new stuff all day long. And they will last forever in that amp.
     
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