Post by Mark (Basement Enthusiast) on May 2, 2019 13:32:00 GMT -7
I believe Doc uses the (new production) JJ KT88 in his current Surgical Steel. Otherwise, you're probably looking at Chinese tubes unless you go NOS. Though, if your amp only needs 1 tube, you might have good luck with NOS price/availability since you don't need a matched pair--this might be a good route to go.
Same for 5Y3's... probably either the JJ or NOS.
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5Y3's are the only tube I would consider buying used from Ebay. They are dirt cheap and I have bought several that I keep just for spares and to give customers a cheap alternative for replacement. I've never had a problem with one. I think you can still find them for less than $20.
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