Tube shortage?

One of the major suppliers of amplifier tubes is Russia. In retaliation to the sanctions levied against them, they decided to cease exporting tubes to the US and NATO. China makes tubes but your favorite tubes might come from Russia. The US makes almost no tubes. The Kremlin announced the suspension of exports would last at least through the rest of the year. If you have tube amps, you might stock up.


I have 4 crates of USA-made tubes. Salvaged from a warehouse in 1990. 

Im set for life! I prefer US made tubes over Slovakia, Russian, China tubes. Longer life and more precision. Not better sound; the BEST sound!

I think I can forgo tubes and a lot of other things if it brings a quicker end to this tragic mess...

Big NO to Russian vodka too… anyway, to my ears, NOS US, European and new Chinese tubes outperform Russian tubes easily…the shortage will only affect price of the market in general. 

I suspect any Russian tubes bought today have already been purchased and paid for. You are simply paying… in my case, The Tube Store in Canada for inventory they owned before the war. 


Well there is elrog and eat high end tubes if the price gets closer to these maybe more tempting.