Showing posts with label tube. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tube. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Tube Envy

Any tube experts know what this is?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Unusual Tube Death

This is from my friend JC's tube amp. He is the guy who built my Jubilee, SnailTrac bass horns, and has also sent me cool horn stuff to play around with. He said he was listening to music when there was a horrible noise and a fuse blew. I've never seen this type of tube failure before. Which went first the glass or the fuse? How could this happen? Opinions welcome.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Satans Tube Tester

I've lucked into two tube testers recently. An Eico 666 and a Sencore Mighty Mite. The 666 a friend found for me in a Habitat for Humanity shop. The Sencore was given to me by my friend Jim. The mighty mite works well but I haven't tested the 666. From what I've read the roll sheets are notoriously wrong. Has anyone updated one of these 666 rollsheets?
I have some tube amps and I'm wanting to dive into bottlehead kits. This seems to be the best way to learn how to work on and build tube amops. Anyhow these testers may come in handy.


The mighty mite is really nice and compact. I had a dead tube on hand it certainly tested as such.
What other tube testers should I keep a look out for?



This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi http://itishifi.blogspot.com

Sunday, July 3, 2011

CeCo or SEE-KO Death Rattle Tube Ad

What a strange tube ad. Perhaps they didn't have a marketing department at that time.




This post originated at retro vintage modern hi-fi http://itishifi.blogspot.com

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, November 30, 2009