I have a VTA PH-16 with generic Bugle Boys. I'd love to hear this preamp with a real set of tubes in it, even the knock-offs from the current crop of newer valves.
If it were your PH-16, which tube-set would you choose?
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Hey Tailspin, how goes it? These aren't the super deluxe Bugle Boys with the gold pins and white lettering.Tube Nube wrote:Potential TV commercial:
Uber hot super-model type babe in coveralls and a ball cap over a pony tail screeches to a halt in front of Dave's house in her utility panel van. On the van's side, a logo not unlike the suggestive graphic of our friends at the Horne Shop:
The name of the business? Who cares!
Driver hops out, walks suggestively up to Dave, raking the leaves in his front yard. She leans over, just a bit too close, suggestively whispering in his ear, "Are those Bugle Boy tubes your pre-amp is sporting?"
Dave, grinning the sly grin of a pilot who knows what it means to cruise at flight level 52.8, replies "Why yes [pregnant pause], they ARE Bugle Boys."
"I thought so!" is her only reply, as she turns on her (inappropriately high for coveralls) high heels, and hops back in her truck, and zooms away!
Dave!? What do you have against Bugle Boys?
Better yet, subscribe to Babylon Bee, my only source for true fake news.Tube Nube wrote:Well if there's one thing I hate more than Fake News, it's fake Bugle Boys.
deepee99 wrote:If you were to put your best pair of 6922s and an OK one, which hole(s) benefit from a higher-grade tube(s).
Is the architecture the same as an SP-14?