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Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by joydivisi0n, Jul 23, 2013.
  1. nwavesailor
    The Tele G73R initially sound a good deal better than the 1965 Tele smooth plates.

    Thanks for the heads up, fotomeow!!!
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  2. bcowen
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  3. bcowen
    So where's the tubes? Nice adapters though.

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  4. TK16
    You seeing ANY date codes on the tubes?
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  5. nwavesailor
    Nope.............just black paint over the glass and hand written 'G73R' on the side like in this picture from 'Tube Depot'. The tube tester readings are as tight as I was hoping, plate to plate internally, and tube 1 to tube 2.

    Screen Shot 2019-06-22 at 6.32.46 PM.png

    I got it! Let me scrape off this pesky black paint............there has GOT to be a stinkin code on these Tele's:nerd:
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  6. fotomeow
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  7. fotomeow

    We used to write coded messages directly on the tube, then coat them black, & finally then hand off to the asset at the audiophile meetings (& ya, Fotons were the best to use for a variety of reasons). Worked for us.
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  8. fotomeow
    Damn straight. Good numbers. The pic shows a pair of the anti-vibe TMs under the new TM 12xxx/ECC88 adaptors.
    I did the same thing as soon as I got the adaptors. Later this week I’ll just use the adaptors (OOTown right now) to hear an diffs
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  9. nwavesailor
    Yes, I took some poetic license to show the adapter in front of tubes that indeed needed these adapter(s) in place to work properly. I was trying to show the Tube Monger adapter, not the pair of Mullard ECC82 / 12AU7 in the socket savers w/o any adapters.

    OK, I'm being a bit defensive about showing the tubes w/o the adapters, SORRY, fotomeow!!!!!

    Having said that..............I really DO appreciate you posting the Tube Depot sale on the G73R tubes, fotomeow!:smile:
    I need to do an A / B with my 1965 Tele smooth plates and the Tele G73R's tonight.
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  10. OldSkool
    TK, can you paint on monograms...or maybe the Red Hot Chili Peppers logo? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

    I'm guessing BangyBang is reading this idea and thinking about being able to upgrade to a nice, thick Berber carpet.
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  11. TK16
    You can have anything you want on the tubes bro. Can even put whatever codes you want between the pins. I turned this GE 12AU7 into a high priced Copenhagen ECC82.
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  12. bcowen
    Now why in heaven's name would you devalue a priceless GE like that? The horror.

    Seems like you need to figure out how to make ink stick to the glass on $2 Chinese tubes like BangyBang has.

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  13. nwavesailor
    So, my pair of Tele G73R look like the image from Tube Depot. No surprise as I did buy them from TD.
    The paint on the pair listed on E-Bay look very different and there appears to be no writing on these tubes. I am not saying they are not the real deal, I haven't seem enough pictures of G73R to know. These just don't look like mine, that's all.

    Screen Shot 2019-06-23 at 2.15.41 PM.png

    Is TK in his spray booth painting or perhaps 'dipping' his smooth plate Tele's???:stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
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  14. OldSkool
    Man, it's hard enough deciphering date codes and avoiding fakes. If we start scrambling to buy tubes that are dipped in black paint...I'm thinking that would be Bangybangs wet dream. :fearful:

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  15. jb77
    Anyone who has been wanting to try the Amperex ECC82 Long Plate Foil D Getter 1957-58 tubes. Tubemonger has some listed on their site for $15 per tube. Tubemonger has a disclaimer stating these are below 65% testing however they still sound good.

    So yes these tubes are below 65% testing, however as mentioned below in the second screenshot, the “life” of a tube is not all about how it “tests” as there are many other factors involved and for only $15 per tube, it may be worth it for “you” to try and see how you like their sound.

    I wanted to post this for anyone who has been curious about these tubes and want to know what they sound like.

    For anyone who is interested, here is the link:

    They started-out with 21 available, they are now down to 13 remaining.

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    Last edited: Jun 24, 2019
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