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EI OH Yea

Postby JR on Sun Jun 17, 2001 1:10 am

Hi,<P>I just received a quantity of EI 12AX7's from Lord Valve and I just love them. I've been hoarding and collecting alot of NOS stuff (and still will) but I just wanted to note what a fine job of testing LV does on these. I guess the reject rate is high, but the good ones are just fabulous. :)
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Re: EI OH Yea

Postby tabreaux on Sun Jun 17, 2001 2:46 am

We've been saying that about the Ei tubes for awhile now. They are not my favorite in later bright Marshalls, but they are wonderful in just about everything else. They are positively the best tubes ever for AC30s IMO, and yes, that includes Mullards and Teles.
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Re: EI OH Yea

Postby velatones on Sun Jun 17, 2001 5:21 am

Ted,<P>I just got a '66 Selmer T&B - would you recommend them in there?<P>I've got a Brimar ECC83 and two GE12AX7's in there now and Sovtek EL34G's.<P>I think I'll sample some tubes from LV as I've never had them from him and he always gets a good rap.
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Re: EI OH Yea

Postby Crunchyriff on Sun Jun 17, 2001 7:15 am

Me either, Ian!<BR>I'm not, I'm not, I'm not!! :mad: <P>(snicker!!)
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Re: EI OH Yea

Postby JR on Sun Jun 17, 2001 1:48 pm

Well, those GE's should give them a run for their money. You have to sort through them but they are a great value as well, the older the better. Still, it's nice to know there is some good "new new stock" on the market.
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Re: EI OH Yea

Postby jmp on Sun Jun 17, 2001 3:21 pm

Are the Ei tubes back in production? They were difficult to get for a while on account of the factory being bombed, and those tubes that LV had left in stock were supposed to have problems.<P>Crunchyriff: I see you've already given yourself a "5 Star" rating! :p
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Re: EI OH Yea

Postby Crunchyriff on Sun Jun 17, 2001 6:14 pm

I honestly didn't do it! I don't know who did. It was only one vote. But hey- it's a great start!! I went to bed with no stars, and woke up with five. Sucha deal!!<P>Thanks, whomever cast the first vote!!! :D
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Re: EI OH Yea

Postby velatones on Sun Jun 17, 2001 10:27 pm

Not to gloat or anything, but I found four boxed Mullard ECC83's today that I didn't know I had :D <P>Also found about six or so 'pinnacle' labelled ECC83's - I've no idea of their origin.<P>It's amazing what you find when you have a clean up!!!
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Re: EI OH Yea

Postby tommie on Mon Jun 18, 2001 6:28 pm

I've seen loads of Pinnacle stuff in UK amps. Last ones were in a Laney Klipp - and they were identical to brown base Mullards and Tesla's I've had (and which were, BTW, great sounding valves).<P>Pinnacle always say "Foreign" on the side. Dunno why.
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