tubes and cold weather

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FatherMoo
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tubes and cold weather

Post by FatherMoo » Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:15 pm

probably a dumb question but i gotta ask -

i live in Canada and will move to a new apartment in January.

My portable Dotcom case and 6550-99 osc are now in a nice heated apartment. I'm worried if i take it outside into the sudden cold, or sudden slightly cold, the tube may crack.

Should I be worried or not? Maybe tubes are tougher than i think?

I had a theory - i thought that on the day when I moved, I'd gradually lower the temperature in my room until it was almost same as outside, and the tube would have time to get used to it. Should I try that?

thanks

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Post by Kent » Thu Dec 25, 2014 7:37 pm

No worries. Not gonna happen in the manner described.

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Post by GGW » Thu Dec 25, 2014 8:39 pm

Bands have been travelling all over frozen Canada with their Traynor tube amps for many years now. Power off and let it cool a bit. When you bring it back in, let it come up to close to room temperature before you switch on. This is how gear was treated that had been left out in the trailer or car all night at -40.

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Post by FatherMoo » Thu Jan 01, 2015 5:18 pm

Thanks!!

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Post by zerosum » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:11 pm

If you ever need a replacement tube, I got you covered Moo-Man ;)
I like the sounds you have made :love:

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