Anyone actually used Psvane?

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Those KT66 are $246.48 ea. ;) The Premium Series were selling at that price point before the current shortage... That other seller in China is also legit I have bought Premium Grade PSVANE from them in the past,,, of course it does take a bit longer to get them shipped than US sellers....
 

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The Psvane UKEL34s with the Gold Pins look good and the Philips copy Psvane EL34PH is nice except for the price tag. The Electro-Harmonix website has some great prices on Psvane tubes. I couldn't get a clear answer on shipping times. I think they are are back logged with tube orders. The Shuguang 7025 also looks interesting (Mullard Inspired?) - I hope the Psvane quality is better than the Shuguang. I remember the EL34A Shuguang power tubes - they were very poor quality. The 12AX7B was decent - especially in the driver stage. A lot of the tubes I was getting had tube rattle and low gain test - 90 or lower right out of the box. There are better tubes than the 12AX7B for the money. The GE 12AX7WA is a nice tube - Can't beat USA 12AX7s or the Sylvania 6CA7
 

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Those KT66 are $246.48 ea. ;) The Premium Series were selling at that price point before the current shortage... That other seller in China is also legit I have bought Premium Grade PSVANE from them in the past,,, of course it does take a bit longer to get them shipped than US sellers....
That could be an old message on the Viva site. There's a lot of russian tubes floating around on the net. Prices are high for russsian tubes. Some price gouging going on
 
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That could be an old post. There's a lot of russian tubes floating around on the net. Prices are high for russian tubes. Some price gouging going on. I just bought some Psvane tubes from a website in China - should arrive within 3 weeks. I'm glad I had a new Quad of Electro-Harmonix EL34EH put away for backup
 

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I've seen general curiosity chatter about Psvane tubes on the forum but has anyone here actually installed and used them? If so what is your opinion of them?
Tube Depot has JJ's back in stock.
 

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There are better tubes than the 12AX7B for the money. The GE 12AX7WA is a nice tube - Can't beat USA 12AX7s or the Sylvania 6CA7

My experience was is that SOME (not all)... SOME of the later Sylvania and GE 12AX7s lack the presence/aggression/crunch that works so great in British style amps. To me, they were very round and kind of devoid of life in British style amps. Particularly the later ones like form the 80s, 70s, (and possibly into the later 60s?). Very solid, clean sounding tubes.
 

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My experience was is that SOME (not all)... SOME of the later Sylvania and GE 12AX7s lack the presence/aggression/crunch that works so great in British style amps. To me, they were very round and kind of devoid of life in British style amps. Particularly the later ones like form the 80s, 70s, (and possibly into the later 60s?). Very solid, clean sounding tubes.
They work great in Fender circuits.
 

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They work great in Fender circuits.
I like my Fenders to be a little raunchy, but find the later GE and Sylvania 12AX7s too be a little too clean and polite. I really like the older RCAs in the old Fenders. Pretty definitive old Fender sound to me! I do have some GE and Sylvania 12AX7s in some old Fenders though and they are good tubes.
 

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I like my Fenders to be a little raunchy, but find the later GE and Sylvania 12AX7s too be a little too clean and polite. I really like the older RCAs in the old Fenders. Pretty definitive old Fender sound to me! I do have some GE and Sylvania 12AX7s in some old Fenders though and they are good tubes.
I like the RCA 12AX7A better in the Black and Silverface Fenders however I prefer GE 12AY7 and 7025s in the Tweed Amps.
 

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I like the RCA 12AX7A better in the Black and Silverface Fenders however I prefer GE 12AY7 and 7025s in the Tweed Amps.
Cool, Some GEs are also really nice. To what do you attribute liking the GEs in the tweeds better? Do you mean older or newer GEs? Are the ones you like actual GE or possibly relabeled? I have some Mullard labeled GEs.
 

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Cool, Some GEs are also really nice. To what do you attribute liking the GEs in the tweeds better? Do you mean older or newer GEs? Are the ones you like actual GE or possibly relabeled? I have some Mullard labeled GEs.
I probably likre them in the tweeds better as that is what would have been in them from the factory I prefer late 50 and early 60s made by GE. I also have several GEs made at the Blackburn factory.
 
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