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Bravo! You sir, are a steely eyed missile man!
post #213 of 2868
Wow, that looks great! How much?

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That is way cool.

Well done.
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Thread Starter 
Hey guys! Here's an update on my tube rolling experience!

Work has been killing me lately (I'm a tax accountant) but since I got my MKIII for Christmas I have been purchasing numerous tubes and finally have enough burn in hours on them to pass judgement on what I consider to be my favorites so far!

In the EF95 family - The Amperex 5654's are my fav's by a pretty good margin. Simply excellent tubes!!

In the EF92 family - Without a doubt the Mullard M8161's!!!! Outstanding tubes that sound silky smooth and leave you with a big smile on your face!!

That's it! I've bought and tried other tubes from the various families and the two above tubes are my favorites!

Get em' and enjoy em' !!!!!!
post #216 of 2868
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Looks like it'll do. Copper pipe cap drilled for wires. Assembly held together with a fine threaded machine screw
Now that, Mr. Bull, is truly a beautiful thing!

Should that mug o' ale be in such close proximity to the electronic work? But more importantly....what's your flavor?!
post #217 of 2868
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Hey guys! Here's an update on my tube rolling experience!

Work has been killing me lately (I'm a tax accountant) but since I got my MKIII for Christmas I have been purchasing numerous tubes and finally have enough burn in hours on them to pass judgement on what I consider to be my favorites so far!

In the EF95 family - The Amperex 5654's are my fav's by a pretty good margin. Simply excellent tubes!!

In the EF92 family - Without a doubt the Mullard M8161's!!!! Outstanding tubes that sound silky smooth and leave you with a big smile on your face!!

That's it! I've bought and tried other tubes from the various families and the two above tubes are my favorites!

Get em' and enjoy em' !!!!!!
Hi Roger!
I knew those M8161's would rock your world! I'm going to have to try those Amperex 5654s. I keep putting off picking up a set, so now I'll just have too. Now your MKIII seems like a MK3000. Enjoy the tunes!
post #218 of 2868
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Originally Posted by RogerB View Post
Hey guys! Here's an update on my tube rolling experience!

Work has been killing me lately (I'm a tax accountant) but since I got my MKIII for Christmas I have been purchasing numerous tubes and finally have enough burn in hours on them to pass judgement on what I consider to be my favorites so far!

In the EF95 family - The Amperex 5654's are my fav's by a pretty good margin. Simply excellent tubes!!

In the EF92 family - Without a doubt the Mullard M8161's!!!! Outstanding tubes that sound silky smooth and leave you with a big smile on your face!!

That's it! I've bought and tried other tubes from the various families and the two above tubes are my favorites!

Get em' and enjoy em' !!!!!!
Thanks for the update, Roger!

I'm going to have to get on with my tube rolling comparisons. I have National 403B's, Joint Gov't 5654's, & the M8161's in addition to the stocks. I burnt the stocks in, gave a quick listen to the 403B's & 5654's, then....put in the M8161's, where they've burned in & stayed in ever since! Hmmm, can't really make any comparisons yet until I give the others a fair chance of burn in. The other side of it too, sadly enough, is that I've been too lazy to be taking the jumpers on & off with the "not-so-needley" needle-nosed pliers I have. I had a minor case of springing & flinging the jumpers thru the housing during my 1st attempts. Am I the only one of us to find myself "gently" shaking the amp around to get those li'l bastards out the underside holes??? (You can at least picture my pain though, right?). What tricks do you guys have, other than dismantling the housing...or the too simple route of buying some better tools (that would be too easy!)?
post #219 of 2868
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Hi Roger!
I knew those M8161's would rock your world! I'm going to have to try those Amperex 5654s. I keep putting off picking up a set, so now I'll just have too. Now your MKIII seems like a MK3000. Enjoy the tunes!
Maybe it's the fact that I don't have the Amperex's to inspire me to take those M8161's out!
post #220 of 2868
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Now that, Mr. Bull, is truly a beautiful thing!

Should that mug o' ale be in such close proximity to the electronic work? But more importantly....what's your flavor?!
LOL!!

Thanks to all for your appreciative comments. It's a goodly pain in the @ss to make these, but I will post a thorough step by step breakdown for those interested in doin their own.

I used to be a home brewer as well. After a good 100+ batches, I moved on to other hobbies. Today's "tube adapter calibration ale" is "Eye of the Hawk" from Mendocino Brewing Co. from, oddly enough, Saratoga Springs NY - (home of Serotta cycles!)
post #221 of 2868
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Well Done Sir!!!

Those pins, gota get some of those!! how much?
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Hi!

The 6CQ6 sound almost as good as the M8161's. So close, some people use them instead of the higher cost M8161s. If you already have the M8161's, I'm not sure the purchase is worth your money in the end.
post #224 of 2868
eBay.ie: 4 x Mullard EF91 CV4014 M8083 pentode valves (item 180207020318 end time 13-Feb-08 16:43:40 GMT)

Got these today

PS: on the valve doesn't say M8083 but I can see the shield is it a military grade ?

In 1 of the 4 there is a different and smaller shield on the back is that making any differences ?
post #225 of 2868
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eBay.ie: 4 x Mullard EF91 CV4014 M8083 pentode valves (item 180207020318 end time 13-Feb-08 16:43:40 GMT)

Got these today

PS: on the valve doesn't say M8083 but I can see the shield is it a military grade ?

In 1 of the 4 there is a different and smaller shield on the back is that making any differences ?
I don't think so. My 4 had 2 different, and all is good.
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