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Jun 22, 2019 at 8:20 PM Post #22,052 of 23,446

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The adapters work better if you actually put them in over the socket saver and the Mullards in the adapter!?!?

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Jun 22, 2019 at 8:21 PM Post #22,053 of 23,446

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My Tele 'Black Beauties' G73R are here. The pair tests at 101/103 and 103/101 so they are nicely matched plate to plate internally as well as tube A to tube B. I just noticed they were 'no longer available' on the Tube Depot site even at the full price of $400/tube.

Not a big tube 'burn in' guy, so I'll see how they sound with only 10-15 minutes of warm up.



Can you see them.....................NO, because they're STEALTH!!!

So where's the tubes? Nice adapters though.

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Jun 22, 2019 at 9:36 PM Post #22,055 of 23,446

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You seeing ANY date codes on the tubes?

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.

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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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Jun 23, 2019 at 2:07 AM Post #22,056 of 23,446

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The adapters work better if you actually put them in over the socket saver and the Mullards in the adapter!?!?
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Jun 23, 2019 at 2:17 AM Post #22,057 of 23,446

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Even though I'm sure you'll deny it, it's now becoming clear you're retired CIA. Maybe NSA. Or perhaps some black op that doesn't even have an acronym. This explains the secret hideout in the woods, going off the grid, etc. And this is exactly why I use Fotons, 'cause I'm more afraid of Vladimir than I am you guys. :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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.




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

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.
 
Jun 23, 2019 at 2:29 AM Post #22,058 of 23,446

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My Tele 'Black Beauties' G73R are here. The pair tests at 101/103 and 103/101 so they are nicely matched plate to plate internally as well as tube A to tube B. I just noticed they were 'no longer available' on the Tube Depot site even at the full price of $400/tube.

Not a big tube 'burn in' guy, so I'll see how they sound with only 10-15 minutes of warm up.



Can you see them.....................NO, because they're STEALTH!!!
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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Jun 23, 2019 at 2:30 AM Post #22,059 of 23,446

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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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Jun 23, 2019 at 12:21 PM Post #22,060 of 23,446

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Status update on my Telefunken ECC82 spray painting venture. Waiting for the go ahead, for the custom lettering at no extra charge. @nwavesailor your PayPal ready?

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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Jun 23, 2019 at 5:49 PM Post #22,062 of 23,446

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Jun 23, 2019 at 6:52 PM Post #22,063 of 23,446

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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.


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Is TK in his spray booth painting or perhaps 'dipping' his smooth plate Tele's???:stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes:
 
Jun 23, 2019 at 9:50 PM Post #22,064 of 23,446

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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:

IMHO
 
Jun 24, 2019 at 3:44 AM Post #22,065 of 23,446

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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:
https://www.tubemonger.com/Amperex_Philips_ECC82_MINT_NOS_1957_58_Long_Plat_p/919-x.htm

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


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