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what to do with tubes we can't use

Post by metasonix » Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:58 pm

I put a thread on the Buy/Sell section to see if there is any interest in buying some assorted tubes I won't be using in products. There are several similar boxes of various types in storage.

Any opinions?

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Post by elmerfudd » Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:49 am

Just my usual bad ideas,
-Expensive, but awesome Christmas tree lights, with the occasional Nixe blinking the asterisk symbol.
-Pentode ladder filter??
But an even stupider idea I need to investigate, small tactile exciter mounted on a card with a mildly microphonic pentode or two. Hold it short of feedback, but should generate harmonic content....

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Post by gringostar » Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:02 pm

Make tone guitar pedals out of them.

The pedal only passes the input to the output, but the foot switch turns the tube on for tone.

They'll sell like hotcakes!

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Post by luchog » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:29 pm

Any of them in use in discontinued R-series products? If so, I might pick up a few spares.

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Post by Smokey » Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:47 pm

No ideas... sorry.

But, if you ever put together replacement sets for the S-1000 or D-1000, I'd be interested.

I've been meaning on picking up a spare set for these two for a while now.

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Post by turin horsey » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:42 am

Also interested in purchasing spare tubes for R series

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Post by Joe. » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:26 am

All in the bin, to make room on the bench for magic-eye tubes.

A stand alone Magic-eye VU or CV meter pls. :cloud:

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Post by luchog » Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:55 pm

Joe. wrote:All in the bin, to make room on the bench for magic-eye tubes.

A stand alone Magic-eye VU or CV meter pls. :cloud:

I'm holding out for a dekatron-based 12-step trigger/cv sequencer to go with the D-2000.

:moneyburn:

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Post by metasonix » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:07 am

luchog wrote:Any of them in use in discontinued R-series products?
Never used any subminis before. They have their problems. People are always looking for something to bitch about.
I'm holding out for a dekatron-based 12-step trigger/cv sequencer to go with the D-2000.
You would not wanna go down that road.....dekatrons need at least 4 driver tubes and a +450v power supply. And they suck horribly as counters. Everything causes them to lose their place-magnets, noise, thunderstorms, etc. etc. Plus they are getting scarce and costly.

You can modify one of these cheap kits to do that. Good luck!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dekatron-DoHic ... 3231635216
A stand alone Magic-eye VU or CV meter pls.
There are eye-tube meter kits for sale on eBay for far less than I could do them.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/6E2-EM84-EM87- ... 2482717255
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Magic-Eye-6E2- ... 3063303865
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Post by metasonix » Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:18 am

oh and btw

https://www.ebay.com/itm/GILLIGANS-ISLA ... 3399894915

It is a POS radio. Worthless, until you put a whip antenna and drawer handle on it--then it's the "GILLIGAN RADIO". And idiots will pay hundreds for it. Heh.

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Post by metasonix » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:56 pm

You guys who want spare tubes: make up a list of what you have and email it to us directly and we can help you out.

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Post by luchog » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:54 pm

metasonix wrote:
luchog wrote:I'm holding out for a dekatron-based 12-step trigger/cv sequencer to go with the D-2000.
You would not wanna go down that road.....dekatrons need at least 4 driver tubes and a +450v power supply. And they suck horribly as counters. Everything causes them to lose their place-magnets, noise, thunderstorms, etc. etc. Plus they are getting scarce and costly.

You can modify one of these cheap kits to do that. Good luck!
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Dekatron-DoHic ... 3231635216
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