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post #5086 of 7978
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Originally Posted by .Sup View Post


Quickie>Crack combo is from now on called Crackie, okay? :P


How about Quack?

post #5087 of 7978
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Originally Posted by bigfatpaulie View Post
 

 

Apparently it is totally normal to have glass chips in a 5998.  All 4 that I've had had them...  All 4 had problems mind you...  :confused:

 

Sounds like you have been very unlucky. I'm still drooling over the Omega by the way.

post #5088 of 7978
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Here's a pic. Not sure if it will show visibly.

Oh no Matt, that's really bad. I'll do you a favor and take it off your hands for 10 bucks.

post #5089 of 7978

Some people are having the same problem with the Crack. According to Doc they had some bad transistors from a supplier. I assume you have Speedball, because that is where the problem is. Go to the Bottlehead Crack forum for info. My replacement  transistors arrived from Bottlehead today.

 

Originally Posted by grizzlybeast View Post
 

is there supposed to be buzzing/humming at low levels with my crack/speedball?

 

If not what could be the problems. I had this with other amps and know its common but its a little bit louder on the crack/speedball.

 

I am thinking its the kind of tube I am using "RCA 6AS7G JAN Black Plates". The stock 6080 did this even worse. 

post #5090 of 7978
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Originally Posted by JamieMcC View Post
 

 

Sounds like you have been very unlucky. I'm still drooling over the Omega by the way.

 

Yeah, I've had NO LUCK with 5998's.  Admittedly, I have been lucky with Omegas.  

post #5091 of 7978
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Originally Posted by mordicai View Post
 

Oh no Matt, that's really bad. I'll do you a favor and take it off your hands for 10 bucks.

 

Sure. Just hit my pp account and wait by the mailbox. :p

post #5092 of 7978
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

Just got my ts5998 from vacuumtubes.net.  There are three small chips of glass floating inside. :angry_face:  That can't be good. Is it toast? Won't have the crack ready till tomorrow so I can't test it today. 

I found a pair of 5o998 online but was warned that they have same thing like yours but they work fine in the amp they tested them with. I also read that such thing sometimes happens but still should cause no problems
post #5093 of 7978
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Originally Posted by olegausany View Post


I found a pair of 5o998 online but was warned that they have same thing like yours but they work fine in the amp they tested them with. I also read that such thing sometimes happens but still should cause no problems

 

Thanks. I have my fingers crossed. The 5998 is getting harder and harder to acquire and accordingly more expensive. 

post #5094 of 7978
In my opinion the Tung Sol 7236 is a great alternative to the 5998. While it's harder to find, it is also usually more affordable. To be honest, I prefer it to the 5998 and the GEC 6AS7G brown base (but that doesn't stop me from owning all three redface.gif)

http://the-key.enix.org/~krystal/review-tube-bottlehead.html
Edited by MoatsArt - 5/21/14 at 6:09pm
post #5095 of 7978
By the way I replaced 5998 with 6H13C which isn't longer manufactured cause factory no longer exist and paired with Phillips E80CC, which also very difficult to find, and was surprised that it sounded so similar in my setup and EQ settings so no way I could distinguish in the blind test

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post #5096 of 7978

^^ Cool, then you'd offer to sell me the 5998. :D

post #5097 of 7978
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

 

Dang, nice find!! Today I'll be setup again on my favorite chain. uberfrost>quickie>crack>650. :D

I just ordered quickie with upgrade ..can't wait :D

post #5098 of 7978

That's great!! Can't wait to hear what you think. 

post #5099 of 7978
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post
 

That's great!! Can't wait to hear what you think. 

 

I can't wait to hear if you end up with LCD2's or HD800's!

post #5100 of 7978
LCD2 will not pair well with Crack. I heard LCD2 with moded sEX i still have as well as speakers taps of CEC HD53n Japanese amp and they sounded really way better than PM-1 i heard on the SEX.
Since Matt going to have moded Crack HD800 is the way to go

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