Originally Posted by Plnarmagnaddict
Did you install some adapter into the Lyr's tube socket to expose the tubes outside of the chassis? If so, where did you purchase them? I would love to show off those tubes on my own Black Schiit!
I use two sets of socket savers. I have a set of the Tube Monger silicone filled savers - they're pretty good, if you get them just be careful to clean any excess silicone from the top of them before using, otherwise it can soften with the heat and stick to tube pins - then it's a pain to get clean. Those alone will bring the tubes up out of the case nicely and make them easier to remove for rolling. In my experience, they also help the amp run a bit cooler.
As for the second socket saver in each, I've rolled a *lot* of tubes - I've got over 1100 tubes that work in the Lyr that I've been buying & selling, so having the tubes sit even a bit higher makes it easier. I found that with just one set, some of the time the socket saver would come out with the tube, which kind of defeats the purpose. One set of socket savers is too deep to reach in easily and hold down while a tube is removed, where this way they're right there within reach and can be held while the tubes are pulled/replaced.