Cleaning audio vacuum tubes - Pre-amps
What is your recommendation for cleaning audio tubes that go into the pre-amp?
Apply DeoxIT® to the pin contact surface only. Drape a clean, lint-free cloth over the surrounding surfaces.
If the surface is heavily oxidized, leave the DeoxIT® contact cleaner on overnight, if possible.
The following day, remove contaminants lifted by the DeoxIT® with a clean lint-free swab and "canned" (compressed) air, if available. Repeat process if necessary.
When no contaminants are evident on swab or cloth, apply DeoxIT® GOLD GxL, and maintain thereafter with DeoxIT® GOLD GxL.
DeoxIT® GOLD (formerly ProGold)
DeoxIT® GOLD GxL (formerly ProGold GxL)
DeoxIT® SHIELD (formerly PreservIT)
DeoxIT® FaderLube (formerly CaiLube MCL)
DeoxIT® Grease Type M260 & L260 Paste (formerly CaiLube Grease).