.. said no guitarist ever. Today, I was offered a large box of old tubes for the price of... free. They were dirty and the cardboard box was on its last legs. But, what the heck. Right? I was told that the guy that gave them to my friend said they were all new tubes but the boxes disintegrated over the years that they were stored in a shed. Sure. But far be it from me to bicker over free tubes. Sorting through them, I did find some useable tubes. 5881, 5751, 7189, EF86 and a few 12AX7, 12AT7, 12AU7 and 6X4 types. There were six metal 6L6 tubes that were dirty and rusted. They all tested good on the old Hickok! (The amp tubes are in the clear shoebox on the right) Looks like I need to build something. Maybe a radio? Anyone need a 25C5?