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What should I do with tubes that I don't like?

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  1. tincbtrar

    tincbtrar Active Member

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    I have a stash of current production tubes (Tung Sol, Mullard, EHX) that are just sitting in my tube box. They are new with the exception of trying them for an hour or so in my amps.

    Should I just keep them in the box and hold on to em?
     
  2. Sapient

    Sapient   Platinum Supporting Member

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    Take them to a local vacant parking lot and pop them on the concrete.
     
  3. Adieu

    Adieu Well-Known Member

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    They make current production Mullards? Is that like Walmart's RCA-branded tablets and phones?

    Find some other doofus like me who thinks they're all some cork sniffey overpriced vintage collectibles and sell em on
     
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    tincbtrar Active Member

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    You guys are funny, thanks for the feedback :)
     
  5. FleshOnGear

    FleshOnGear Well-Known Member

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    You should keep a few for testing purposes if you have a problem with an amp. You should keep more in case you want to sell an amp but keep the tubes you like. Any extra tubes you might be able to sell for a few bucks on eBay.
     
  6. fitz288

    fitz288 Well-Known Yinzer Silver Supporting Member

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    Post a list in the classifieds.
    You may not like them in your amp, but someone here may think they sound great in their amp, or just want some spares.
     
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    StingRay85 Well-Known Member

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    CP tubes are perfect for when you want to sell an amp in working condition. Hang on to them.
     
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    anitoli Well-Known Member Gold Supporting Member

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    New tubes need to settle in. It's hard to determine how they will be if they are only in an amp for an hour. Gotta cook them a bit.
     
  9. Im247frogs

    Im247frogs Well-Known Member

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    There's a guy who lists packs of USED guitar strings and picks on Craigslist, and he swears he sells them, and he posts regularly. Maybe he gets them for free off other people or works at GC in the repair department.
    At any rate you should be able to sell them pretty easily, but not for full retail.
     
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    Old Punker Well-Known Member

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    ^ +1

    In local buy/sell sites there is always someone looking to buy what you are selling, especially if the price is right!
     
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    Ray Baker Well-Known Member Platinum Supporting Member

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    What is the biggest caliber rifle you own? What power is your scope?
     
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    PelliX Well-Known Member

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    I need to talk to this guy. I see a way to get rid of my empty batteries and popped lightbulbs. Beg your pardon, I mean 'authentic batteries' and 'vintage illumination devices'.
     
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