Originally Posted by smial1966
40 since February?!? No wonder I can't find any Lorenz tubes, you've bagged the entire world supply! Just kidding.
Tube collecting and rolling is addictive. As it's inexpensive, easy to do and very rewarding. There's something magical about using a component that was originally manufactured decades ago. Pin cleaning is very cathartic too, it's a quiet moment of introspection before inserting the tubes and firing up the amplifier.
Thats me Andy! I swear there is not a day goes by that I am not scanning permutations on google or eBay on the hunt! I can't wait to get the RCA's, just think, something made 70 years ago being used for the first time, it is like being transported back in a time machine which is half the fun of this tube/valve collecting!
Oh, and Shikada san said he does hang out here and looks at what is said with an eye always on improving his amps. He said he does not want to join in as he does not want to stop the honest discourse but I said he would be warmly welcomed here and that it would be great to have him join in.
Anak, seeing as your a MOD now (congrats BTW) would he have to become a member of the trade member to join in?
One last thing.
I see the Tung-Sol RCA's have all gone, congratulations to all that managed to snap them up! I just wrote to Robert (the seller) who is in Vienna.
I explained about our amp and the tubes used and asked him if he could tell me if he has any more of the types we need and if not can he keep a look out. Also I told him about the Lorenz tubes and asked him if he could keep an eye out for those as well. I sent him a link to the amp as well so he can see what we are using the tubes for.
Being in Austria I thought it worth a try as German Guy is so kindly covering the bases in Germany (thank you again GG, for all of the work your putting into that!).Edited by ianmedium - 6/14/13 at 8:02am