Who would Have thought ? $3050 for 5 NOS Tubes

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Who would Have thought ? $3050 for 5 NOS Tubes

Postby (8mileshigher) » Mon May 07, 2012 9:30 pm

This bid just ended on April 23rd.
The marvels of what gear prices can be fetched on E-Bay ...... New Old Stock Mullard gold-pin 12AX7 tubes.... 5 of them, for $3050 !
And there were 37 bids by 14 different bidders, no less ! ! !
:)
(I am neither the seller nor buyer !)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/221003649119?ru ... 26_rdc%3D1
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Re: Who would Have thought ? $3050 for 5 NOS Tubes

Postby (johnallg) » Mon May 07, 2012 10:34 pm

You ever heard Mullards in a really good tube amp?

I've got a few NOS Amperex 6DJAs; one or two are Bugle Boys IIRC. Wonder what they'd go for?
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Who would Have thought ? $3050 for 5 NOS Tubes

Postby (8mileshigher) » Mon May 07, 2012 11:13 pm

johnallg wrote:You ever heard Mullards in a really good tube amp?

Lot's of good things are said about old Mullards on various gear forums.

johnallg wrote: I've got a few NOS Amperex 6DJAs; one or two are Bugle Boys IIRC. Wonder what they'd go for?


At these kinds of prices, treasure-hunters will start digging into old radios, amplifiers and military surplus equipment, etc. etc :)
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Re: Who would Have thought ? $3050 for 5 NOS Tubes

Postby (cjj) » Tue May 08, 2012 12:56 am

Dang! I've got several old radios out of B-24 bombers from WWII, I wonder what's inside of those...
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Re: Who would Have thought ? $3050 for 5 NOS Tubes

Postby (martinh) » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:37 pm

8mileshigher wrote:
johnallg wrote:You ever heard Mullards in a really good tube amp?

Lot's of good things are said about old Mullards on various gear forums.

johnallg wrote: I've got a few NOS Amperex 6DJAs; one or two are Bugle Boys IIRC. Wonder what they'd go for?


At these kinds of prices, treasure-hunters will start digging into old radios, amplifiers and military surplus equipment, etc. etc :)


My 2204 Marshal has a set of 1962 Mullard ECC83s in it courtesy of an old Bogen Hi-Fi amp that I inherited...
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Re: Who would Have thought ? $3050 for 5 NOS Tubes

Postby (Ric5150) » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:11 pm

I think the "audiophiles" are driving much of the market on NOS tubes these days. You know, those guys who need the best matched dual mono amps with the best tubes to listen to their MP3 collections. :D

I kid that interned a few years ago where I work had a good 'scam' going. He and some friends made iPhone/iPod to RCA adapters with oversized cryogenically treated wire. They spent about $6 on each of them and sold them on the web at a price point of around $400. They made no claims, just gave wire details and set the price where "audiophiles" would assume they must be really good. People started buying and leaving glowing testimonials in the reviews.

Now we have to compete with those guys for tubes....
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Re: Who would Have thought ? $3050 for 5 NOS Tubes

Postby (Happyface) » Tue Mar 01, 2016 11:55 pm

We may notice the difference. Your audience does not.
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Re: Who would Have thought ? $3050 for 5 NOS Tubes

Postby (antipodean) » Wed Mar 02, 2016 8:50 pm

Happyface wrote:We may notice the difference. Your audience does not.

The places I play, the audience wouldn't notice if I was playing out of time and/or out of tune, let alone whether my preamp tubes were "high-end"....
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Re: Who would Have thought ? $3050 for 5 NOS Tubes

Postby (soundmasterg) » Sun Mar 06, 2016 4:54 am

I've got five NOS IEC Mullard 12AX7's, each in their own box, and all 5 in a five pack box....not gold pin.....I wonder if I should sell those. For that price I sure would! :)

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