FS: valves - RFT ECC83s, Mullard, Mazda, Pinnacle, Trigon ECC82s - more added

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ICBMICBM Frets: 48148
edited June 21 in Amps £
NB - Mullard and Brimar ECC83s all gone now. All others still available unless marked sold.

RFTs added - scroll down.

All these are old used valves but are tested and working, and don't have any obvious problems with noise, microphonics etc. I will test them again in a guitar amp before sending them out to be sure, but given their age I cannot 'guarantee' them as such beyond that they will be working when sent.

I'll start with some ECC83/12AX7s - Mullards, Brimars and some Mazda-labelled Brimars. Mullards £30 each including postage, Brimar/Mazdas £20 each including postage - I'll discount it a bit for multiples of over two.

Mullards and Brimars all sold.


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  • HootsmonHootsmon Frets: 13296
    edited April 19
    John

    What Kingsley pedal would most benefit from one of these fine Mullards.....a boost like the Page and Serf or a OD like the Harlot or Minstrel?

    Are these UK factory and how do they differ from yellow print valves?

    would they be nice in a '57 5F1?
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 48148
    Hootsmon said:

    What Kingsley pedal would most benefit from one of these fine Mullards.....a boost like the Page and Serf or a OD like the Harlot or Minstrel?

    Are these UK factory and how do they differ from yellow print valves?

    would they be nice in a '57 5F1?
    No idea, sorry! Never tried a Kingsley.

    The white-label Mullards are mostly UK-made, although there may be some which are Philips (Netherlands) - I can check. Yellow labels should be all UK.

    In a 5F1 I would usually use US-made ones - I think it suits the voicing of the amps more, and is just "right" :). I'll PM you with a list once I've had a look what I've got.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • HootsmonHootsmon Frets: 13296
    US made? yeah let us know then John
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  • smigeonsmigeon Frets: 119
    Hi, I'll take 1 Mullard and 1 Brimar, please. Will PM you now...
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 48148
    edited May 8
    Thanks!

    Some ECC82s...

    Six Four NOS 1960s Mullards in original boxes and wrappings - £30 each. Two have damaged boxes with tabs missing. I also have the 'Top 10 Plus' three-pack box, which I'll throw in if anyone wants three valves.




    NOS Pinnacle in original box, and NOS Trigon in original (plain) box, which I forgot to put in the pic - RFTs from the early 80s. Brimar CV491 Military-spec. All £20 each 

    'Q-Vees ECC82 Super' and a couple of other/unidentified NOS - edit: I think these are Hungarian-made Tungsrams - in boxes. £15 each



    All prices including postage - I'll discount it a bit for multiples over two.

    Notice the original 1980s price for the Pinnacle too .

    Brimar and two boxed NOS Mullards sold.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • brucegillbrucegill Frets: 265
    ICBM said:
    Hootsmon said:

    What Kingsley pedal would most benefit from one of these fine Mullards.....a boost like the Page and Serf or a OD like the Harlot or Minstrel?

    Are these UK factory and how do they differ from yellow print valves?

    would they be nice in a '57 5F1?
    No idea, sorry! Never tried a Kingsley.

    The white-label Mullards are mostly UK-made, although there may be some which are Philips (Netherlands) - I can check. Yellow labels should be all UK.

    In a 5F1 I would usually use US-made ones - I think it suits the voicing of the amps more, and is just "right" :). I'll PM you with a list once I've had a look what I've got.
    If you find another US Mullard ECC83/12AX7 For a 5F1, can you let me know? I’d take one :) Thanks. 
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 48148
    brucegill said:

    If you find another US Mullard ECC83/12AX7 For a 5F1, can you let me know? I’d take one :) Thanks. 
    I don't have any US-made Mullards, sorry - I meant US brands like RCA, GE, Sylvania etc.

    I'm not sure there are US-made Mullards - unless you mean Sylvanias relabelled by Philips. I have a couple of RFTs with original Mullard labels though! (Which I'm not selling, they're too interesting.)

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • gringopiggringopig Frets: 2644
    Sent you a pm. Not often you see so many Mullards in one shot 
    :-)
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  • brucegillbrucegill Frets: 265
    ICBM said:
    brucegill said:

    If you find another US Mullard ECC83/12AX7 For a 5F1, can you let me know? I’d take one :) Thanks. 
    I don't have any US-made Mullards, sorry - I meant US brands like RCA, GE, Sylvania etc.

    I'm not sure there are US-made Mullards - unless you mean Sylvanias relabelled by Philips. I have a couple of RFTs with original Mullard labels though! (Which I'm not selling, they're too interesting.)
     No worries! I get what you meant now. Makes more sense lol. Well if you find any us brands just let me know :)
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  • gringopiggringopig Frets: 2644
    Mullard 'Made in England' are the best! 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDvF89Bh27Y
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  • brucegillbrucegill Frets: 265
    gringopig said:
    Mullard 'Made in England' are the best! 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDvF89Bh27Y
    Love that! Thanks for posting. 
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  • mattacjonesmattacjones Frets: 328
    brucegill said:
    ICBM said:
    Hootsmon said:

    What Kingsley pedal would most benefit from one of these fine Mullards.....a boost like the Page and Serf or a OD like the Harlot or Minstrel?

    Are these UK factory and how do they differ from yellow print valves?

    would they be nice in a '57 5F1?
    No idea, sorry! Never tried a Kingsley.

    The white-label Mullards are mostly UK-made, although there may be some which are Philips (Netherlands) - I can check. Yellow labels should be all UK.

    In a 5F1 I would usually use US-made ones - I think it suits the voicing of the amps more, and is just "right" :). I'll PM you with a list once I've had a look what I've got.
    If you find another US Mullard ECC83/12AX7 For a 5F1, can you let me know? I’d take one :) Thanks.




    Yellow lettering was used for just the year following the date of the 50th anniversary. Valves returned to using the standard white lettering thereafter. However, in 1975 a drum of the yellow paint was found at the Blackburn factory and rather than waste it, production valves once more had yellow lettering until the drum was exhausted.
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  • bacchanalianbacchanalian Frets: 458
    I would be interested in a JAN spec GEC 12AX7 or similar.

    If you don't turn one up I would take one of the Brimars
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 48148
    I would be interested in a JAN spec GEC 12AX7 or similar.

    If you don't turn one up I would take one of the Brimars
    I've had a couple of requests for US valves and I've found the box now, so I'll get back to you tomorrow :).

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

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  • bacchanalianbacchanalian Frets: 458
    Gracias!
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 48148
    edited May 3
    All Mullards and Brimars gone now.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • OssyrocksOssyrocks Frets: 1158
    I was going to put up a similar sale @ICBM as I have quite a number of valves I’ll probably never use either. But in the interest of fair play, I will wait until you’re done and then maybe cater for the latecomers.

    Rob
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 48148
    Ossyrocks said:
    I was going to put up a similar sale @ICBM as I have quite a number of valves I’ll probably never use either. But in the interest of fair play, I will wait until you’re done and then maybe cater for the latecomers.
    No problem, thanks! There's been enough interest that I don't think you'll have any trouble. I may hold some back as before to cover possible losses, but if there are any left I also won't re-post those until you've done yours.

    I have a few other types I will be listing at some point too, but feel free to list those first if you have them.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • OssyrocksOssyrocks Frets: 1158
    ICBM said:
    Ossyrocks said:
    I was going to put up a similar sale @ICBM as I have quite a number of valves I’ll probably never use either. But in the interest of fair play, I will wait until you’re done and then maybe cater for the latecomers.
    No problem, thanks! There's been enough interest that I don't think you'll have any trouble. I may hold some back as before to cover possible losses, but if there are any left I also won't re-post those until you've done yours.

    I have a few other types I will be listing at some point too, but feel free to list those first if you have them.
    I've just had a look through my stash, and I'm thinking I should run these all through a tester before offering them for sale. This would sift the wheat from the chaff before I get to testing in a live amplifier. I have some rather pretty ones, Telefunken rib and flat plates, Amperex Bugle Boys etc. 

    @ICBM what do you use to test them first? I would like to invest in an Orange VT1000 but I don't think they make them anymore?

    Rob
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 48148
    Ossyrocks said:

    @ICBM what do you use to test them first? I would like to invest in an Orange VT1000 but I don't think they make them anymore?
    I have an old Micronta valve tester - which I used when I tested these valve in batches some time ago - but for the purposes of sending these out, I've done a much simpler test, particularly as valve testers don't show up some of the things you need to know about for guitar amps - hiss, microphonics and just 'good tone' (which can sometimes be a bit off), even if the valve measures OK.

    The test kit is a Mesa V-Twin pedal and a guitar :). It's a proper valve-amp-voltage pedal which on the clean channel uses both valve halves in series, so I put the valve in that, with the gain and volume on the pedal up full, and run it through my Peavey Studio amp both on the clean channel (to listen for general tone and the right amount of gain) and on the amp's distortion channel (to listen for hiss and microphonics - I tap the valve too). If it passes all that and sounds right, it's good to go.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • Revolting1Revolting1 Frets: 267
    Pmd re Valves

     What a pleasure to deal with.
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  • gringopiggringopig Frets: 2644
    Mullards all looking swish! Thank you very much indeed.
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  • Thanks for the Brimar's John. 

    Simply superb all round. 

    Well played. 
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  • HootsmonHootsmon Frets: 13296
    Yeah thanks John  ;)
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 48148
    edited June 30
    Some RFT ECC83s now. Various labels, including some extremely cool 1970s OEM Marshall ones - these came out of various metal-case PA heads which I and other techs used to scrap for parts like transformers to repair the guitar and bass amps, before the metal-case ones became somehow valuable in their own right...

    The others include Mazda, De Banks, Edicron and even a Mullard, as well as generic Made In GDR - at the end of valve manufacture in the West, companies bought in valves from RFT and relabelled them. (The irony is that some were used by the British military, so effectively we were buying them from the enemy!)

    First come first served on any specific labels you want - £25 each for Marshalls, £20 £15 each for others, including postage. *Maximum of three valves per buyer* since demand was so high last time!




    All sold.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

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  • GassageGassage Frets: 24025
    John, if you get some matched RCA 6L6GC's GZ34 and 7025's I'll have them for obvious reasons.

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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 48148
    Gassage said:
    John, if you get some matched RCA 6L6GC's GZ34 and 7025's I'll have them for obvious reasons.
    Sorry, I don't think I have any. If I have any RCA 6L6s - I think I might have a couple - they're old worn ones and won't be matched. I do have a tiny number of Fender-labelled 70s GE 7025s and possibly one RCA, but I can't guarantee the condition. No GZ34s left.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 48148
    Still a few of the RFTs left, and the ECC82s that aren't marked as sold.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 48148
    Slight price reduction on the non-Marshall RFTs, since they haven't been quite as popular.

    They're great valves - actually better than the Mullards in my opinion, especially in 70s-80s Marshalls.

    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone." - Walt Kowalski

    "Just because I don't care, doesn't mean I don't understand." - Homer Simpson

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