Got my socket today looks like its not going to be easy to solder the wires because you cannot remove the top part from the housing completely whithout the pins coming out of the housing plus my wire is 22 gauge will see if its small enough .Thats all the space i have to work with 5/16 wide
You can just pull the pins out of the housing; it'll be virtually impossible to do anything otherwise. The pins are annoying to put back in their holes afterwards, especially if you try to force them in holding the top part, but they end up going back in fairly easily if you just put them back in their housing and "wiggle" the whole adapter until they go in. The pins eventually go back in their holes that way, or so I've found.
If anything, I find that the screw that holds the whole assembly together is problematic. Every time I take the adapter apart, the screw never goes straight in its hole, and gets stuck sideways...
On a lighter note, I made a better adapter to use a single 12Ax7 tube as a driver, using two of these brown socket savers/testers and some wire (too short this time, unlike my original "flying" tube experiment). It worked like a charm until I started loosing sound in one channel for half a second every five minutes, and the also in the other channel eventually... I thought the wiring was bad, but I triple checked it, so I have to assume that the tube might be a bit dodgy (I salvaged it from a stack of random tubes I paid 99 pence for, and the only other valuable tube in that stash turned out to be a dud as well, so hardly surprising).
Guess I need to find more 12AT7/ECC81 & 12AX7/ECC83 now huh?