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    Default Where to buy valves in the UK?

    I might be in the market soon for some 300b's.

    I know about Hotrox and Watford Valves. Who else distributes/sells in the UK, and are they any good?

    Do people here have a view about ebay sellers of new valves (i.e. from HK or China)? Bona fide and responsible or dodgy and unreliable?

    Ta

    S
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    I wouldn’t risk expensive valves from eBay, too many fraudsters and copies.

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    Wide choice here:-

    https://www.hificollective.co.uk/cat...ther/300b.html

    I have used them for a couple of sets of PCC88's and they were fine!
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    The last paragraph of https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...alve-Databases might be of help.
    Barry

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    Thanks chaps. Also I realise I put this in completely the wrong group. Apologies
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    Langrex values .co.uk
    Always found to be very helpful.

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    Our very own Anthony tube distinction

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    Watford valves

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    Colomor Valves-

    Appear to just sell on Ebay now but they were always reliable in the past.

    http://www.ebaystores.com/COLOMOR-VA...enameZL2QQtZkm
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    There is also Drew on here who posts as da2222 who regularly sells top notch vintage small front end valves.
    “Music has always been a matter of energy to me, a question of fuel. Sentimental people call it inspiration, but what they really mean is fuel. I have always needed fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio”

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