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Old 15th September 2014, 03:16 AM   #1
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Default Top 5 Most Popular Tube Base


I'm planning to make my own tube tester.
I want to know which tube sockets i should have on it.
Maybe 5 of the most popular ones which cover something like 80-90 percent of the tube bases used in audio. Noval (12AX7) and octal (6SN7) are already on my list.. so i need three more.
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Old 15th September 2014, 03:21 AM   #2
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I would add 7 pin miniature (like 6C4, 6AU6) and 4 pin such as used by some vintage rectifiers and early triodes. Some of them also used a 5 pin base.
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Old 15th September 2014, 04:46 AM   #3
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Agree on the 7 pin miniature.
For the 4 and 5 pin, do you mean the UX-4 and UX-5 base? It would be great if you can tell me example of the tubes. My guess is:
4 pin = 300B, Type 26
5 pin = Type 27
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Old 15th September 2014, 05:23 AM   #4
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Add 12pin Compactron and 8pin Loktal and your pretty much covered.
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