Doug's Tube's Inc. is a family owned business that market's vacuum tubes and high end audio gear worldwide, with a physical location on Long Island, NY. Doug started Doug's Tubes over 14 years ago in April 2002. Originating from his love of guitar and audio, we have helped thousands of guitarists, audiophiles and recording engineers in their quest for tone. It is our top priority to offer a wide selection of tubes for guitar and hifi amps. We put all of our tubes through a demanding testing process to find the tubes with the best quality, low noise and most durability.
Based on the 14+ years we have been in the tube business, and through customer feedback, we can give you voicings of certain tubes and recommendations for certain musical tones you are after - even if this means selling you a less expensive tube. Since everyone who works at Doug's Tubes plays guitar, love's analogue vinyl LP's and records in our own studio, we have the same quest as you have to find the tones we can hear in our head. (Don't forget that tone is subjective, and we always suggest that you try a variety of tubes to find the ones that sound best to you ears!)
Doug Preston has been a guitar player and audiophile for over forty years and decided to take his passion to the next level. He has what is generally known as 'GAS' or Gear Acquisition Syndrome. In the last 30 years, he has shown no signs of improvement. Doug currently listens to vinyl on a Manley Labs system, here's the chain -- Rega RP6/Exact, Manley Jumbo Shrimp, Manley Chinook phono stage, Manley Snappers, with glorious tone through Joseph Audio Pulsars. Hear them now in our Levittown showroom.
Matt Preston joined the team over 8 years ago, and handles sales and marketing. When Matt isn't tubing, he writes music with Brian, in a band called the Standstill. He plays a '96 sunburst strat out of a Mark Kane 'Kanewreck' Liverpool head.
Brian Preston, also joined the team over 6 years ago, and handles order fulfillment, inventory management and tube testing/quality control. Brian plays 6 instruments, and loves his '83 sunburst fender telecaster out of a 2002 Korg reissue Vox AC30/TB6.