Re: [CR] Vitus 172

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Date: Sun, 4 Jul 2010 14:21:40 -0700
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From: "Mark Bulgier" <>
To: Peter Rogers <>, <>
Subject: Re: [CR] Vitus 172

Peter Rogers asked:
> Was the Vitus 172 series a good tube set?
> Was it available in double-butted and plain gauge?
> Is it seamless?

My recollection (must be considered unreliable until you get confirmation) is that 172 was DB 1.0/0.7mm (same weight as Columbus SP), seamless, and some alloy, probably normalized 4130 or similar. It was a step up from their Durifort line. I doubt they would have made a plain-gauge 172 variant under the same name, but it would be hard to prove they never did.

Mark Bulgier
Seattle, WA USA