Anybody heard of Nesstone tubes?

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  1. Jerryfan

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  2. vinylkid58

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    They appear to be re-branded Shuguang tubes.

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    They sell Mesa brand tubes also. 916 area code. Maybe close to me? Sacramento area.
     
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    In general, Russian power tubes are usually more reliable and longer lasting than Chinese. There are some brands of chinese that are better quality and made with more care. The price usually reflects that.
     
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    I just bought a quad of 6L6's from them. Haven't had a chance to try them out. Arrived very quickly. Bill
     
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    Did you get the Mesa coke bottle 6l6's? If so let me know how they sound. A matched quad for $36 seems pretty inexpensive.
     

     

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  7. wlgrant6

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    Yup, that's what I got. Amp build is still in progress (see "Tube power supply question" thread) I'll post what I think of them when build is complete. Bill
     
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    I may get a set. The guitar amp crowd seem to like them. Some debate on whether they are Sovtek's or Chinese though.
     
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    I just heard they are rebranded shungangs (sp?)
     
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    I read that too. But some claim Sovtek.
     
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    I'm going get a quad soon. I've had issues with gold lions and tungsols not lasting more than a year I'm looking for a more affordable option.
     

     

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  12. wlgrant6

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    Says on the side of the tube "Made In China"
     
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    Mesa Engineering tubes are excellent BTW. I have used them in git. amps. and they come in matched for current and Gm.
     
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    I just ordered a matched quad of Sovtek EL84....I will report back as well. They were half the price of anywhere else, so I'm skeptical. Worth the gamble, IMO.
     
  15. Tom Cudney

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    I ordered 4 Sovtek EL84's and 5 Nesstone 12ax7's for the preamp and they make my Master Channel 6601 sound great. Wouldn't hesitate to buy again from them. Fast shipping too.
     
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    The KT-88 in the link is Chinese. Its a good price though. Bob
     
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    Well I guess that answers the question. :D
     
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    I'm glad to report the Sovtek matched quad I ordered showed up. They look very sharp and are stamped with "Made in Russia". Obviously, they COULD be Chinese fakes, but they look and sound good.
     

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