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Thomas Keller

Tube Rolling – Rectifier Tubes

Tube Rolling – Rectifier Tubes Mullard Fat Base GZ34 Ah yes the ole rectifier tube.  It’s a tube that gets zero love and is always the last to be replaced.  I know there are plenty that will tell you that the rectifier makes no difference in the audio chain and that its only purpose is

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Thomas Keller

Rolling Tubes – Power Tubes

Rolling Tubes – Power Tubes VT115 RCA tube – *NOT a direct drop in for 6L6 Oh yes the power tubes! The tubes that give us the main glow in our amps. While the preamp tubes do offer some tube glow satisfaction they just don’t offer the sexy mood that’s created by a great set

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Thomas Keller

Rolling Tubes – Preamp Tubes

Rolling Tubes – Preamp Tubes When I first got into tubes I wanted to change the power tubes (output tubes) because they were the bigger tubes and it made sense, as a newbie to tubes, to start there. I found out after some research that wasn’t the case, and that the preamp tubes (input tubes)

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Beard M8162 vacuum tubes
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Thomas Keller

Tips on identifying a NOS Mullard M8162 tube

NOS tubes are a great way to improve the sound your system produces. If you are going to purchase quality NOS tubes there are things to look for to make sure you are getting what you expect. This post is going to focus on the Mullard M8162 that is rebranded by Beard. You’ll discover over

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Thomas Keller

Using Reissue (new) 12AX7 vs. NOS 12AX7

I love tubes and since I first discovered them I’ve been in the pursuit of the perfect tube sound.  I know that is every tube-o-file’s goal. There are so many options. For me, it seems there is always a new tube to discover; a manufacturer or model I never knew was available. I started like

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