so now i can relax having at least one problem less :-)
by the way, to complement my post, here are two pictures of the nice little machine i used for that:
i was looking for something similar to your garnet powder because i did some research about sandblasting with airbrush equipment. it's a great recommendation.
at the moment i think of an autorotating wood disk using some parts of my lego mindstorm robotic kits equipment, you could even write a cleaning program with increasing / decreasing rotation speeds and much more with it!
to be honest i have started to look for parts to build feet and/or a cradle for the amp, something similar to the way turntables are decoupled from resonances like two pieces of wood and/or stone with dampers between and spikes as feet, something like this.
to make ten cleaning toolsets now is just a question of two hours, and (please don't think about purchasing, i hope that i am allowed to just send it as a little gift for you, would make me much happier) it will be a pleasure for me to provide you all with a cleaning set consisting of a wood disk and better 3 foam rubber disks.
most of the effort will be the packaging and one walk to the local DHL shop, and also this should be absolutely no problem.
i propose to wait until i get a feedback from this two mutual lorenz tube sources, eventually combining the packaging of the cleaning sets with tubes if one or both sources have lorenz tubes but not being able to sell directly to you outside germany.
i crossposted the link of my cleaning method in some tube rollings threads, maybe some members would also be interested, but you won't believe, in the schiit lyr tube rolling thread one guy posted, that even one of his socket savers would cost $50 seems he felt disturbed why and how could such a 'tube profi' tell him how to clean and why at all cleaning tubes ???
i also had the problem before using my tool - cleaning the sides of the pins.
i checked the dhl parcel price - it's nearly usd $50 international shipping - now i know how they earn their money.
but the 'deutsche post' is much cheaper, you can buy a ready to use envelope for international shipping including address label, customs declaration and shipping cost (up to 500 grams) for just euro 4.90 so also this is really no problem.
Just woke up about couple hours ago.
Had a routine morning stuffs.
Opened up my laptop, directed to this wonderful thread with a sip of breakfast coffee.
GermanGuy, you're superb...!!!
It really makes my morning.
I always write about how excellent the genuine support that have been given by any participants in this thread.
And yet.. There's always another pleasant surprise we got everyday.
I salute you guys...
I would like to share some of my discussion with Shikada San regarding few issues.
Italic blue were his feedback.
- Power switch.
With that, I assume that the separate switch is a default option now.
- Related to Anakchan's post about lower than 30Hz on bass region.
Well, honestly I do not really get it.
I love to have the 20Hz region, but at the same time I don't want it to affect the overall sound quality.
With the above reply, does it mean it will affect the volume?
- Gold color.
Ian, it seems Shikada san has the same idea as you.
I replied to him that if the golden color is similar or at least close to those Luxman color, then I would love to have it.
I need to ask this, because sometimes the golden color can become too obvious, kind like a bling-bling stuffs which I would try to avoid.
I'm still awaiting for his feedback about this.
Btw, on his reply, he mentioned the additional cost for the gold color, but I prefer not to put it here.
In that case I might leave the lower region to remain as it is.
I listen to slow music, such as jazz and vocal oriented musics.
Same as you, I appreciate the quality rather than quantity on the bass.
Well, anyhow we should have another amp for that purpose, shouldn't we...?
And I also agree with you for the champagne gold.
I send the following pictures to Shikada San to make sure he can make it similar or at least close to that.
Agree with you again on this.