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Atma-Sphere is world renown for fantastic their OTL #amplifiers. In this video they use stop-motion animation to provide us with a look into how the award-winning Atma-Sphere M-60 #powertube amp is hand assembled. If you ever wondered what it takes to make a great sounding #hifi #TubeAmp, be sure to watch this!
Atma-Sphere is world renown for fantastic their OTL amplifiers. In this video they give us a look into how their M-60 power tube amp is hand assembled.
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What #EL84 might work best for you? We've got a #VacuumTube review section for that. What have you found works best in your current #Amplifier setup? The most popular choices with our #guitar #amplifier customers have been the Preferred Series 7189 (premium EL84), JJ Electronic and Mullard brands. For more information and how they compare check out our #VacuumTube review section.
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Part 2 of John Templeton's #DIY #TubeAmp build is now up on our Blog. In this installment he shows us the actual construction of the amp, from layout to power up. Detailed steps and pictures show exactly what it took to build this #VacuumTube #amplifier.
When you can't find exactly what you need in a #GuitarAmp you may want to just build your own. Read more ...
Some amps are too big, some too small. I need great fidelity and a big sound. Try to find that at a music store! And if you can't, it's time for a DIY amp!
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It can happen anywhere at anytime when you least expect it! Could be a #song you've heard before, something entirely new on the #radio or even while you are jamming out with your #band. When those notes hit the rush of pleasure surges through every inch of your body leaving you with goosebumps and chills. What causes these #musical skin orgasms?
What are those chills that run down your spine when you hear that one great tune? Read all about the power of skin orgasms, also known as frisson.
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In a market that has a lot of options for a 6L6, this #VacuumTube could be a stand out. Read the full review for the latest edition to our Preferred Series lineup. Could this be your next 6L6GC?
A review of the Preferred Series 6L6GC vacuum tube. Warm, versatile and can sound great in many amplifiers and many styles of music.
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Scientists have found some of the strongest evidence yet that musical training in younger years can prevent the decay in speech listening skills in later life. So those #guitar, #piano and #violin lessons we were subjected to as children actually have a bigger impact on our lives than we thought. Read More ...
The Rotman Research Institute together with Baycrest Health Sciences in Toronto released a study linking musical training and what they call acoustic memory
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Part 3 of John Templeton's #DIY #TubeAmp build is now up on our Blog. In this final installment he gets down to testing the #amp and installing the #vacuumtubes. The stages of test, troubleshooting, tuning and tweaking are explored in detail that lends a finished #gutaramp to be proud of. Read more ...
Some amps are too big, some too small. I need great fidelity and a big sound. Try to find that at a music store! And if you can't, it's time for a DIY amp!
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Some ‪#‎amps‬ are too big, some too small. How about something that is ‪#‎handwired‬ using the best components, very rugged, relatively low power, has great fidelity and a big sound? Try and find that sitting on the shelf at the music store! This week's blog is Part 1 of John Templeton's 3-part series on designing and building a one of a kind ‪#‎vacuumtube‬ #amplifier for ‪#‎electric‬ #guitar.  
Some amps are too big, some too small. I need great fidelity and a big sound. Try to find that at a music store! And if you can't, it's time for a DIY amp!
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Transform your smart phone, mp3 player, DAP, tablet, or laptop music with tube tone that fits in the palm of your hand. This portable valve amplifier will take your audio listening to the next level while you enjoy vacuum tube tones everywhere you go.
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Once upon a time in 1973 #TheGratefulDead had a bit of a bigger crowd than they were expecting...
When over 600,000 fans show up at Grateful Dead concert McIntosh came to the rescue providing power to the people at Watkins Glen.
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On Valentine's Day in 1999 thetubestore.com received its first order in the brave new world of e-commerce. We had about 40 products and 400 square feet of space.

We quickly became the number one seller of tubes online with innovations like our simple to use website, the Perfect Pair system, Shop by Amp, pre-amp tube selection and a commitment to quality products and exceptional service. We continue to be the market leader in innovation, service, and dedication to tube audio.

Thanks to our customers for many remarkable years - especially those brave enough to order online in 1999! We look forward to many more years of that familiar warm analog sound.