Maybe a stupid question (I'm a noob in soldering): is there a place on eBay where I can buy a bunch of these nice multicolored short copper wires ? So far I've found only "breadboard wires", but it seems they are thick (not strended) and probably not even copper ones. Need them at reasonable price with shipping to Europe. Thanks
A local hardware or automotive parts store is your best bet, the wire I used is all 22AWG with a pair of 18AWG since I ran out of 22...
It's funny how looking at this mod without the copper parts, it strangely reminds me of my "flying 12AT7" experiment that sparked the whole thing lol! Looking forward to seeing the final version; meanwhile I'm still trying to find the best way to make some tamer adapters for each socket on the IV SE...
Speaking of 12V tubes, I've put a few very nice 12AX7 up for sale, since I just can't afford to keep stashes and stashes of premium tubes...
These are some of the best -actual- 12AX7/ECC83 you can get, and they really sound great on our amps. The EI especially have tremendous value, but the Telefunken tube lives up to its reputation.
Back to ebay to shop some more now ;) .
YOU are the reason we are all doing this Good Sir!
Inspiration was had from your "flying 12AT7" for sure. I just had to test before the copper clad when on.
Salvaged from the PCB of an old console system.
This is a picture of the 7 pin version which I do not have.
These were made to plug into PCB holes and be soldered. I just put the wire between opening and soldered, a little heatshrink and it looks like plugs but it is not. These old sockets are cheap and flimsy as well so you have to be gentle with them.
That is a great idea BUT the less non soldered connections you have in the chain the better all around it will be.
I'm going to see if I can get the copper clad on it tonight and I'll post pic's if it works out well. Also looking forward to see what AFB comes up with for the MKIV.
If I had access to a metal shop I'd place a 9 pin B9A chassis mount socket in the middle between all 4 tubes and bore a hole down through for the wires. Then a nice little finish on it and your done, just dont plug in the B7G's and B9A at the same time.