From time to time I would like to introduce tube dealers with whom I've had good experiences. Of course there are several important criteria but the most important one is reliability if you ask me.
Brent Jessee of audiotubes.com is very reliable: You always get a quick reply to your questions, the prices he is asking for the tubes are very fair, he has a very huge stock of partially rare tubes, the shipping is very fast and the tubes are well packed. Perfect service!
Furthermore you will find clear explanations about different brands and different designations of tubes. Let me give an example: The famous ECC83 belongs to the same family like 12AX7, 12AX7A, ECC803S, 7025, E83CC, E803CC, 6L13, 12AX7WA, B759, 6681 and 5751. Well, most of you know that, I assume. But on the audiotubes.com website you will find clear information about the different brands, the differences of their sound, and so on, and so forth.
You will hardly find such perfect service somewhere else - that´s why Brent Jessee / audiotubes.com is so highly recommended.
Recently I bought a very interesting, great sounding tube from Brent I like to show to you now, anyway, this pic is just an appetizer, a separate posting will follow soon: