1 danrhh 1 year ago I know I don't post much on the Gretsch Pages. I am not that knowledgable to add much but I do learn a lot just reading. I guess I am a troll if I understand the definition but I have a lot of respect for the people and their knowledge. I just had to share something. I play a 6120RHH, and a couple of Telecasters through a assortment of amplifiers. My practice amp is a little crate Palomino V16. It is a good little class A Tube amp that I would have passed right by if not for the salesman giving me the "here try this" pitch. The past few times to practice it did not sound as good as it normally does. I decided to change the preamp tubes. A while back I found an old wreck of a Hammond organ. As usual I snatched all the tubes, threw them in my tube box and back in the closet. I got the tube box out to see if I had 12ax7's. The tubes I took from the organ were barely readable but had a picture of a horn and said Made in Holland. I put three of them in my little Palomino, fired it up and just about fell over. It has never sounded this good since new. I was almost beside myself. I went to the computer and browsed pictures of 12ax7 tubes and found that they are called bugle boy tubes. I have six more that are now wrapped in toilet paper, foam and in a wooden box on my dresser. If anyone here ever comes across these bugle boy tubes grab them. They are amazing. I just had to tell it. Thanks to all of you for this site. It is my favorite.