I'll avoid Viva Tubes in the future. They really seem to be taking advantage with their increased prices.**Edit for crappy math skills**
I just looked at Viva Tubes today out of curiosity, and of the three sets of tubes I bought last week from them, this is how they stack up pricewise:
1 Quad Sovtek 6L6WXT+: Last week $114 and this week $163
1 Duet Genalex 6V6GT: Last week $74 and this week $102
1 Quad Svetlana EL34: Last week $118 and this week.. Out of Stock
That's a round about 43% and 37% increase since last week on the Sovtek and Genalex respectively , so I could speculate that the EL34's would have been somewhere near $170 if they had them in stock. That's amounts to a ~$130 increase in a weeks time, and it's only going to get worse I fear.
Yeah I want to get as much $ for my tubes also.I don’t doubt it. I’m sure every touring professional that uses real amps is buying every tube they can. Sadly, it’s only going to get worse.
I think it's perfectly reasonable to have enough to retube each of your amps. I just spent several thousand on amps last year and it would absolutely suck to have them turned into paper weights over a 20 -40 dollar component. Buying more than you could ever use or buying with the intent of gouging later is another story.Yeah I want to get as much $ for my tubes also.
However, someone will step up and fill the void so the panic is good for profit on my end, go ahead buy everything including thei employees damn shirt in a frenzy when most don’t even play or open up a tube amplifier for more then ONE hour a week.
Once the LED pre & power tubes get sorted, calibrated & matched in numbers (100’s to 1,000’s of them) hence the new massive all in one ultra high voltage transformers on the cutting edge??
-Y’all can keep buying every damn electron tube in existence and HOARD ON MAN!
***PS***. Do not start the toilet paper asshat madness again, we need to take dumps..,
so settle down,
-if you f’n take a log.. put a fatty back!!!
(Stinkiest pun I’ve ever smelt!)
Hope you checked the bias on the blues junior as they are known to run hot.I have a Blues Jr Mk III & a 205H. Last week I bought one burned in matching pair of EL84s, 2 matching pairs of EL34, 6 12AX7s. All JJ. Had no spares until then. I am probably good for years!
Steve Fryette said he could make a great sounding solid state amp. But there is no market for it.Maybe it's time to revisit and further the designs of analog solid state amplifiers? Surely something more than half decent can be achieved in this day and age. To hell with digital amps!
I would love to have a Fryette solid state amp. I think a lot of us have been waiting for someone to make a quality one.Steve Fryette said he could make a great sounding solid state amp. But there is no market for it.
A digital controlled solid state amp might be useful.
I hear good things about the orange super crush, want to try one out when I can.I would love to have a Fryette solid state amp. I think a lot of us have been waiting for someone to make a quality one.
I've not tried the Super Crush, but I've tried the Crush Pro. Meh. Maybe I'm not an Orange kinda guy, but I'd much rather have a Peavey XXL.I hear good things about the orange super crush, want to try one out when I can.
I also think a fryette SS amp would be cool, but I think what Steve is really saying is that most think of a SS amp as cheap and to make a cool one he would have to price it probably more than most would want to pay.
I thought the factory in Shuguang China had closed and had not been restarted. Is there one operating right now that anyone knows about?
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I've bought lots of 80s amps that still have the original tubes. Sure they could have used new power tubes but they were playable. I think some people over estimate how much spare tubes they need....go ahead buy everything including thei employees damn shirt in a frenzy when most don’t even play or open up a tube amplifier for more then ONE hour a week.