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Old 28th July 2004, 06:59 PM   #1
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hi, i couldnt help but notice that the popularity of tubes has not encouraged manufacturers into making their tubes bore "decrative". why cant you get blue ones,that would be so cool.
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Old 28th July 2004, 07:18 PM   #2
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Hi,

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why cant you get blue ones,that would be so cool.
Not sure whether JJ/TESLA still makes blue EL34s but the blue EL34s once made by TESLA certainly were popular in Asia.

Cool or not is a matter of taste I suppose but people sure are willing to pay more for a retro looking tube.

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P.S. Apparently it's still being made:

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Old 28th July 2004, 07:27 PM   #3
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

You could always put a blue LED in the middle of the valve socket (pointing up) to give a pretty blue glow to the valve.
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Or use lots of 6L6s and similar blue-glow tubes.

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Old 28th July 2004, 08:03 PM   #5
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wow! blue glowing tubes! the deep orange which my marshall (guitar amp) gives off is pretty but surely there could be decorations.
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