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Jun 14, 2018 at 12:49 PM Post #9,271 of 11,214

bloodhawk

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Jun 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM Post #9,272 of 11,214

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You are most kind Bloodhawk, if you ever want to add patina to copper I can teach you that pretty easily. The process takes 24 hours or less but actual work time might be ten minutes or less. IMG_2280.JPG Here is a lighter blue patina I added to another copper plate. You can go more towards dark blue or green depending on the salt and liquid combination.
 
Jun 14, 2018 at 1:05 PM Post #9,273 of 11,214

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You are most kind Bloodhawk, if you ever want to add patina to copper I can teach you that pretty easily. The process takes 24 hours or less but actual work time might be ten minutes or less. Here is a lighter blue patina I added to another copper plate. You can go more towards dark blue or green depending on the salt and liquid combination.

Damn that looks awesome!

I might do a LTP build for my dad in a few months, once im settled down again and will definitely send a few questions your way :)
 
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Not a problem, here are a couple other things I am playing around with.coaster amps.jpg copper coaster.jpg
 
Jun 14, 2018 at 6:09 PM Post #9,275 of 11,214

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I gave one away, asked kit cost for another, and won a bet by building one but it had nothing to do with selling on Headfi. My current builds are all Class A solid state and some round hybrid amps. I will try to mount a round amp inside a scotch bottle. I like a challenge, this 8 ball will be easy in comparison.
A spherical amp has the potential to be "rolled off". Could be a problem

:)
 
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Unless the bottom is flat, which it is. I was in a hurry and just said 8 ball, that is a magic 8 ball child's toy, cost $6 with shipping from Amazon Prime. The board fits in it like it was made for it, dumb luck.

It took me over an hour to get it open. Picture a knife blade and large rubber mallet. They are well sealed to protect small children I would think.
 
Jun 14, 2018 at 7:24 PM Post #9,277 of 11,214

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0614181819_Film3.jpg 0613182126_Film3.jpg Loving the CV4003 so far. And the first picture is my glowing, hot crack! LOL. Bottlehead makes it so easy to sound dirty on the internet.
 
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Jun 14, 2018 at 9:11 PM Post #9,281 of 11,214

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Yup!

Glad you are loving the amp and glass!

My 5998 hasn't even got to me in the mail, so it's only going to get better. I was close to selling it, and then I thought hey let's try changing the tubes and it may sound more to my liking... So glad I changed some tubes out. I really didn't think an output tube would have such a big impact.
 
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OH, HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OH, HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!


Isn't it a massive step up form the standard
power tubes ? :D

I love the 5998/421A and the 7236's in my amps and love chnag8ng between them every now and then.

But the 5998's are the most balanced of them all.
 
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Isn't it a massive step up form the standard
power tubes ? :D

I love the 5998/421A and the 7236's in my amps and love chnag8ng between them every now and then.

But the 5998's are the most balanced of them all.

So far I am in love with the 5998 / 4003 combination. Sounds very holographic and gives it that gooey tube sound. The 4003 refines the upper end and of course the mid-range is liquid and holographic as well. I may order back up tubes once I can afford it to keep in the safe.
 
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