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Old 8th November 2010, 07:01 AM   #1
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I am a newb here so here goes where is it that all of you audiophils find your tube treasures to restore? I had a tube amp head about 12 years ago and fell in love with the sound that only tubes can give. I also love the purple glow of the amp head's power tubes...
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Old 9th November 2010, 04:56 AM   #2
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Everywhere.

Friends cleaning out the barn.

Thrift stores.

Garage sales.

Dumpsters.

Big Garbage day (A national holiday for tube scroungers!)

Craigs List

Put the word out - networking works surprisingly well. Sometimes I think that this stuff develops a gravity field of its own, it just appears.

Good luck, and keep enough space free in your car!
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Old 9th November 2010, 07:43 AM   #3
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Agreed.
Think locally.
Forget internet (except perhaps for free-of-charge local classifieds sites)

Happy hunting!
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Old 11th November 2010, 08:16 AM   #4
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Cool thanks guys for the input
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Tube treasures? Don't know but we all know where you can find tube junk.
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