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Richard Tipple


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Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 20 Feb 2019 5:21 pm    
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My Revelation has been sounding a little tired these days,,just not the tone I was looking for. So in looking at the tubes installed, I have a Mullard and a couple of stock Chinese tubes installed ? So I called a friend of mine who does some work on Amps. Etc & asked if he might have some NOS tubes around. He said he has a large box of used tubes I was free to go through.
In going through the box of tubes, I could not believe how many RCA 12ax7 tubes I found. So I picked out 3 RCAs & he tested them & all tested great. So now the big question,,,,how much $$ ?
He said how about $15 each,,,I couldnt get my wallet out quick enough !
After installing them in the Rev. all I can say is WOW!! My Rev. came to life & I love the tone Im getting.

Think I will pick up a few more RCAs from him Very Happy
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Brad Sarno


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St. Louis, MO USA
Post  Posted 22 Feb 2019 6:45 am    
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WOW! Nice score.

I've been happy to pay $35+ for a single RCA in the past. And I know some people pay way more for a tested NOS RCA.

And great move. I find that RCA's are my favorite preamp tubes in our steel guitar preamps and the Black Box. They have a high-treble smoothness that really makes them shine on pedal steel guitar. Plus they'll probably last forever.


Brad

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Richard Tipple


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Ohio, USA
Post  Posted 22 Feb 2019 10:43 am    
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I think Im gonna stroll back in his shop and ask if I can take some more of those old nasty RCAs thats been cluttering up his shop, off his hands Wink
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Tommy Boswell


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Virginia, USA
Post  Posted 22 Feb 2019 11:59 am    
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Richard, I could sure go for some of those to use in my Sarno Tonic preamp, in case you decide to share the wealth here on the Forum!
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