Good to hear from you Craig and thanks for that. You might remember the EL34 VA's as I think I got them from you or you suggested them. They were a great sounding tube and lasted along time in my Chinese junk. That was almost 20yrs ago now, man, time flies. I have ordered from tubesandmore in the past, good dealer. I just ordered a pair of GL KT88 from WPC1896 off Ebay to try. Was gonna order from upscale audio, but i'm broke as a joke right after Christmas and needed to safe a little. Will check with tubesandmore for the VA's.