Wanted: 6SN7 Tubes.

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Wanted: 6SN7 Tubes.

Post by JohnG » Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:19 pm

I have two Electro Harmonix 6NS7EH Tubes on the 845's.
I am intrigued by the idea of rolling tubes, as I only require two 6SN7 Tubes, this would be a good place to start.
Any tubes out there that might be made available, that would offer a alternative SQ to the above tubes ?

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Re: Wanted: 6SN7 Tubes.

Post by acorn » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:00 pm

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Re: Wanted: 6SN7 Tubes.

Post by IslandPink » Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:24 pm

I have a handful of nice ones like RCA or Brimar in a box upstairs - however , used, some probably good, some marginal or not balanced. I haven't really touched them since I had the WAD 2A3 amp years ago. I can only check filament resistance myself, let me know if you have any interest and I will check through them.
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Re: Wanted: 6SN7 Tubes.

Post by IslandPink » Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:39 pm

Change your sockets to Loctal and buy these instead ! :
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/22-PIECES-NO ... SwIjJZOiBq
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Re: Wanted: 6SN7 Tubes.

Post by little eddy » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:29 pm

I tried a lot with used in my Rocky amp. Ended up using Kenrad VT-231 with 'black' glass (but can't believe the prices currently on e-bay).

I also tried I think some Russian 6H8C if I'm not mistaken. I didn't like them but they may suit.

I probably have a fair number of different ones if you want to PM me. Would be easy to try if you're close to Manchester.

May be worth watching these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/6sn7gt-ken-r ... Sw0c9bg8-u
Thorens TD-125 & 'Snail' phono/pre, NAS/SBT, CS4398 DAC, Rocky KT66 amp, still messing with OBs.

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Re: Wanted: 6SN7 Tubes.

Post by JohnG » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:02 am

Thank you all
I,m looking at all the suggestions.
I,ll have a further talks on the subject with the new info.

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Re: Wanted: 6SN7 Tubes.

Post by RhythMick » Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:37 pm

I have quite a lot of both 6SN7 and 6SL7, including the nice red RCA base ones (called "rocket valves" I believe as they were used in nuclear missiles ? urban myth ?)

I'm quite happy to send a bunch to a fellow DIYer - try them and keep the ones you like, send the rest back. Pay postage and the ones you keep. PM me if interested.

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Re: Wanted: 6SN7 Tubes.

Post by acorn » Fri Sep 21, 2018 3:32 pm

PM sent, Re Rocket valves

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Re: Wanted: 6SN7 Tubes.

Post by JohnG » Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:06 pm

I thought I replied to Rythmick's kind offer, looks like it did not show on the thread.
Thank you Rythmick for this offer, I will take you up on it when I chose a valve from the current trial valves.
It will be a little while till I require them, as I am not forcing this one, I'm prioritising enjoying the Amps, followed by little tweaks as and when.

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Re: Wanted: 6SN7 Tubes.

Post by Yuriy62 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 6:34 pm

Do you want to try Russian 6N8S? It's full analogue 6SN7.

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Re: Wanted: 6SN7 Tubes.

Post by JohnG » Sat Nov 24, 2018 9:13 am

I'm the laziest Tube roller to be found, my recent purchases are still boxed and not trialed.
It will be a deepest winter past time, to fill a few hours, when housebound.
I will consider other choices as I progress with the evaluations.

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