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    Quote Originally Posted by nedcronin View Post
    Well if it's fixed, I guess that's what matters.
    and it is..
    play louder than the other guy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOLLY View Post
    Holy crap!! That's freakin awesome. I laughed like hell just now when I saw it. That looks like something Orange County Choppers would make for Billy Gibbons.
    i sent jolly a pic of a guitar that started life as a les paul and now looks like the tail fin of a 57 chevy complete with tail lights..its just sick.
    play louder than the other guy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ravendouglas View Post
    i sent jolly a pic of a guitar that started life as a les paul and now looks like the tail fin of a 57 chevy complete with tail lights..its just sick.
    I bet it has one hell of a case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOLLY View Post
    I bet it has one hell of a case.
    maybe it just snaps back on the car.
    play louder than the other guy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JOLLY View Post
    I bet it has one hell of a case.
    this thing has to weigh a ton.
    play louder than the other guy.....

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    Default Re: ruby tubes...are they ok are they crap?

    They are horrible,you have been ripped off! Go NOS Sylvania JAN, very expensive but will last 25 years on average

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    Yeah if somebody took my old Mullards and Siemens out of my Marshalls and put crap like ruby Tubes in I'd sue his ass.
    Ruby tubes are not burnt in properly,sound like **** (no sweet harmonics compared to good NOS),but the practice of conning young guitarists out of good tubes already in their vintage amps is widespread, unfortunately!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honky View Post
    They are horrible,you have been ripped off! Go NOS Sylvania JAN, very expensive but will last 25 years on average
    You dug up a 2 year old thread from a guy who hasnt logged in just as long to post this?

    The sad truth is... You got ripped off too. JAN tubes are the hugest scam on the NOS market. They are militarized versions of tubes designed for radios and radars with no consideration given audio quality. Even then in the pantheon of great 12AX7's the Sylvanias have nothing on the offerings from RCA or GE's, Most of the JAN tubes that your buying are from the 70's or 80's which was long after the hey-day and gold era of the vacuum tube.

    Paying 60 to 80 bucks for a 1970's JAN offering is right up PT Barnum's alley. Most guys around here cannot afford 180 to 400 bucks just to swap the preamp tubes in their amps let alone the 600 to 2000 that REAL nos glass would cost you. Further many modern amps are designed around the sonic qualities of modern tubes you're high if you think there is going to be some huge benefit to a Peavey XXX using NOS glass.

    I have no particular love for modern tubes but what I hate even more are people who drink the coolaid from tube dealers and run around preaching JAN tubes. You know when I started buy tubes in the 90's the nos tube dealers wouldnt even sell JAN for guitar amps because they said it was a inferior tube? If you had a radio or something sure but not an amp. The only reason they started to sell them is that they are running out of real nos tubes to sell. With the prices of NOS glass going nuts you can blame them for trying to widen their stock a bit.

    Your just so off base I could punch a nuns kitten.
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    Tubes these days are still pretty good. I compared a duet of Svetlana EL34 tubes against my RFT (Siemens) and they're pretty close. Doesn't have those big fat low mids of the RFT, but the high end is just as sweet and the bass is still big.
    Think I'll try some Mullard reissues or JJs next.

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    Default Re: ruby tubes...are they ok are they crap?

    Does the SD Forum have some type of a ....."Ridiculous Post Of The Year Award .....??

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    Default Re: ruby tubes...are they ok are they crap?

    I re tubed my Mesa 2:90 awhile back with a mix of Ruby 6L6 and EL34 and it sounds great. No complaints at all.

    Argh just realized this was a 2 year old thread lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Honky View Post
    They are horrible,you have been ripped off! Go NOS Sylvania JAN, very expensive but will last 25 years on average
    You've got to be kidding me! You're soooo far off base that it isn't even funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff5 View Post
    I re tubed my Mesa 2:90 awhile back with a mix of Ruby 6L6 and EL34 and it sounds great. No complaints at all.

    Argh just realized this was a 2 year old thread lol.
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    I went to GC years back on a Wednesday for lunch and tried the jsx and it crushed. I looked thought the mesh and it had some older taller preamp tubes. I went home and came back the saturday to buy it and it didn't quite sound the same but I still took it home assuming it was the changed location in the store. Brought it home and sure enough the dicks at GC swapped the tubes before they sold it - not a fan and won't buy from seven corners again

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    Default Re: ruby tubes...are they ok are they crap?

    GC has a return policy,would that apply?
    Or maybe at least get the other tubes,if possible.

    Sounds pretty dicky to me,also,but can't say I'm shocked...
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    I put ruby tubes in my Belair
    I like em

    my buddy has them in his Twin
    he likes em

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    Default Re: ruby tubes...are they ok are they crap?

    2012, then 2014, why not 2015 too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
    2012, then 2014, why not 2015 too!
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    Default Re: ruby tubes...are they ok are they crap?

    Dammit, another zombie thread.

    Anyway, Ruby 6L6GCMSTR tubes are the same tubes that Mesa sells as the STR-440. But I think Mesa tests them a little more thoroughly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ehdwuld View Post
    almost an annual event
    See ya next year. By the way, I wonder what happened to the OP? Hope he's okay.
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