So, I'm pretty sure within the next few months I'm going to need to put some new tubes in my Jet City (I got it used about a year ago and it looks like it still has the stock chinese tubes).

I don't know shit about this shit. I use high-gain fuzz pedals for my primary dirt tone, so I'm guessing I need some more clean headroom. I mainly play shoegaze, post-rock, and some doom/sludge. I'm not looking to spend more than $150 combined on the project.
Look at JJ tubes or Electro harmonix tubes. Get 2 EL84s and 3 12ax7 tubes. Make sure the El84s are a matched pair. take the amp to a tech and have them bias the amp to those tubes and you are set.

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This is terrible advice. Even worse than the useless dry, sarcastic comment I made.

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I'm too old for the Jim Morrison look now. When I was gigging I had a fine arse.
Look into 5751s for more clean headroom.
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