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Hammond Tumes- are they all old stock?

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I've moved my late 60s L model 4 times and each time the tubes survived the move and im sure theyve never been changed but how long b4 they go wrong. are tubes even made anymore? what would i have to get to put in it. i hope it never comes to that.

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Have you checked ebay? They are all over that website..

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title was supposed to say- TuBes. wanted 2 interject b4 to avoid a wisecrack....

:excited::excited:

He said tumes!!!!!

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Look at the ones that are in it. They have model numbers on the sides. The model number is also usually punched into the metal chasis right next (or under) the tube socket.

I'm assuming the L has 12AX7, 12AU7, 68Q5 tubes, etc. As far as availability, Hammond organs all use common amplifier tubes that are still easily found.

If you're gigging with the organ, it's a good idea to have a spare set with you at all times, although I've never had a tube go out on my Hammond B3 that I hauled around for almost 10 years. The tubes in the organ are really not under too much load, in other words they are not being run at full power, so they don't usually fail often. The tubes in my 1958 B3 look original and like I said, I've never had to replace one.

Now, tubes in Leslie amps go all the time, because they are running at high power.

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