ianmedium - (hope i use the right english words for this) - regarding your 'selfish' buy of the telefunken tubes - i think, it's not selfish but the normal wish to find the best tube set for your taste (wish you better luck this time buying telefunken tubes ).
i am sure that everybody here spending so much time and money for amp, tubes, yes - music) has the same direction and goal in mind - the best musical reproduction and listening experience and how to get it. this strategy or idea or wish is behind all actions - but obvious and not written.
thank you very much for especially mention GermanGuy who brings life to this group, i feel really honored.
in my view the life and activity here is based not only on my posts (nevertheless i try my best), but much more important on all the posts together, and the great mixture of participants and the free and open mind of all making it possible in this thread to ask really every question and posting even the most weird idea without any problem.
it would be really boring if this thread were only filled with fighting experts or nonstop dreaming music lovers.
a lot of my ideas and posts are based on good questions or problems one has, so the questions and problems are really a kick starter to bring life to the group again and again.
the same here for different opinions.
(edited the last part for better understanding what i want to express):
regarding your post with your reasons why you took and take part here and your thoughts why you do this or that (and you kept this thread alive long before most of us joined),
i am sure that i can speak for the whole group that nobody here at any time ever had a wrong opinion or feeling or second thoughts about other reasons (for example a commercial one) for your participation here!
for me you are an important part and the soul (and the main reason this thread exists up to now) and a valuable member of this thread promoting this amp because you love it, love music and want to share your experience and give other people the chance to have the same experience, and it is always a pleasure and very helpfull to read your posts as we all share the same vision!
Edited by GermanGuy - 7/21/13 at 4:29am