Current production Tung Sol

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Current production Tung Sol

Postby ezra1 on Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:20 pm

I am going to put new tubes in my Budda TwinMaster.
I have a 2 part question.
The amp takes a 5U4G
A pair of EL84's and two 12AX7
(1) Anyone have good luck with the Russian Tung Sol ?
(2) Granted that power tubes are matched and burnt in, are 12AX7's tested by Mojotone prior to being sold ?
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Re: Current production Tung Sol

Postby OldSchoolDave on Sun Jul 31, 2016 3:45 pm

ezra1 wrote:(1) Anyone have good luck with the Russian Tung Sol ?


No experience with the current Tung Sol run - sorry. But, you may want to also look at TAD's (especially for the 12AX7's).

ezra1 wrote:(2) Granted that power tubes are matched and burnt in, are 12AX7's tested by Mojotone prior to being sold ?


Best direct that question to Mojo, but I would be very surprised if they tested their tubes before shipping. That's what Factory QC is for. The EL84's you mentioned are "factory matched", so Mojo would simply pick ones that are marked close in value. Some sellers offer (at additional charge) burning in, testing and custom matching. I don't see that option on Mojotone's site.

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Re: Current production Tung Sol

Postby ezra1 on Sun Jul 31, 2016 4:24 pm

Thanks
I am going to call and quiz Mojo tomorrow.
I have had good luck with TAD.
I read a review from a guy that worked/ wrote for Antique Electronic and he had some favorable comments about the Tung Sol tubes.
I did not find those tested and offered by TAD.
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Re: Current production Tung Sol

Postby ezra1 on Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:07 pm

Mojo gets the TAD already tested.
The others are matched on site but not burned in.
Preamp tubes are not tested.
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Re: Current production Tung Sol

Postby OldSchoolDave on Mon Aug 01, 2016 1:43 pm

Good to know. Thanks for posting that info!

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Re: Current production Tung Sol

Postby ezra1 on Mon Aug 01, 2016 2:43 pm

Mojo has always done right by me if I had a problem.
However, I would be more comfortable if ALL tubes were tested, burnt in before shipped out.
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