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post #2776 of 10867

Stavros is a regular tube bloodhound. 

 

I cannot help but think that, amongst the thousands of tube types made, there has to be something out there nobody has really tried out for audio use that has good curves/specs and is still really cheap.  Tube rolling the 3DG4 was a genuine delight at $1 per tube.  Truly guilt free rolling there, and such a thing could be a really strong selling point for an amp design.  You can experiment if that is your thing and not have to spend a fortune on the same tubes everybody is driving the prices up on all day long.

post #2777 of 10867

I can't waite to see Stavros tube colection it is not long now. 

post #2778 of 10867
Thread Starter 

This means you'll return inspired to try new/different tubes for upcoming builds. biggrin.gif

post #2779 of 10867

Quote:Those define cool. (Or hot when they're running I guess . . .)

 

Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post

 

These were still hot when I took this picture

I shut the amps off to pull these to take the picture.

They light up bright enough to read a book by with there

Thorated Tungsten filaments.

post #2780 of 10867

It's a shame they didn't have enough gain to work as the only driver gain stage.  I'm sure they're amazing lit up.  Hopefully the C3g is a worth substitute. 

 

I was pretty worried about availability on the #10 too so I'm sure it all has worked out for the best.

post #2781 of 10867
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Originally Posted by 2359glenn View Post

Are these copys of the WE310A&b ans WE311A&B ?

 

 

These are made by Philips, Valvo made 328A's I have a pair with gold pins and the Wermacht insignia made in 1944.

 

The 310 & 328 have the same specs but the 310's run at 10V and the 328's at 7.5V

The 311 has a different base from 310 and 328

A is the standard version and B the low hum one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Xcalibur255 View Post

Stavros is a regular tube bloodhound. 

 

I cannot help but think that, amongst the thousands of tube types made, there has to be something out there nobody has really tried out for audio use that has good curves/specs and is still really cheap.  Tube rolling the 3DG4 was a genuine delight at $1 per tube.  Truly guilt free rolling there, and such a thing could be a really strong selling point for an amp design.  You can experiment if that is your thing and not have to spend a fortune on the same tubes everybody is driving the prices up on all day long.

 

 

Thanks for the kind words.

But I can't take any credit for any of the tubes I mention.

They are tubes I own which my amps use, the full credit goes to the designers/ makers like Glenn and all the tube addicts.

 

I just mention some from time to time to inspire people.

The tube addiction is too strong.

 

The ultimate goal for me is to have amps which sound good and run on cheap tubes.

Glenn's OTL is that and more as it's made with love, he loves this hobby not the money.

post #2782 of 10867

Look what my crazy good friend Clayton sent me as a gift:

 

 

Acturus 5Y3

 

Rca 5U4GB

 

GE 5R4GYA

 

Brimar 5Z4G CV1863 with the bullet hole plates

 

United Electronics USAF 596

 

 

Rocket dust blower

 

I'm speachless. I'm so happy and Glenn's amp is in for a treat! Best gift ever. Why can't my local friends buy me gifts like these I get all excited about?

Clayton, big thanks. Can't say it enough, you're the best and you can expect a thank you gift for sure.

 

Can't wait now for Glenn to finish my amp smile.gif

post #2783 of 10867

That's a great collection!

 

Enjoy them.

post #2784 of 10867

What a wonderful surprise!! I love the rocket...biggrin.gif

 

Thumbs up Clayton!

 

Do you need an adapter for your 596? I have two of them from Glenn and they are perfect. I know you have been waiting for that tube.

post #2785 of 10867
I will be needing one indeed. I asked Glenn if he could make me one. :-)
post #2786 of 10867
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post

I will be needing one indeed. I asked Glenn if he could make me one. :-)

Glenn turned them around quickly for me. I think you have enough to keep you occupied until it arrives...wink.gif

post #2787 of 10867
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Originally Posted by Ultrainferno View Post
I'm speechless. ...

Clayton, big thanks. ...

Can't wait now for Glenn to finish my amp smile.gif

 

You're welcome.

I'm glad that they arrived safely and that you like them. biggrin.gif

post #2788 of 10867
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by longbowbbs View Post

What a wonderful surprise!! I love the rocket...biggrin.gif

 

Thumbs up Clayton!

 

 

 

thumbsup.gif What an outstanding head-fier, that Clayton!

post #2789 of 10867

Clayton that is a very nice gesture you did!


Edited by john57 - 5/2/13 at 2:20pm
post #2790 of 10867

Congrats, Ultrainferno...those are so cool. 

 

Santa Clayton SF.   Fixed.  tongue.gif

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