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metasonix
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?
elmerfudd
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....
gringostar
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!
luchog
Any of them in use in discontinued R-series products? If so, I might pick up a few spares.
Smokey
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.
turin horsey
Also interested in purchasing spare tubes for R series
Joe.
All in the bin, to make room on the bench for magic-eye tubes.

A stand alone Magic-eye VU or CV meter pls. This is fun!
luchog
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. This is fun!



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

Never maintain cash savings again
metasonix
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.

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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-DoHickie-Kit-Parts-PCB-12V-in-No-Tub e-DD02A/153231635216

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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-EM800-6UH6-Tube-Magic-Eye-VU-Me ter-Audio-Level-Indicator-DIY-Kits/172482717255
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Magic-Eye-6E2-EM87-6UH6-EM84-Tube-Audio-Indic ator-VU-Meter-Driver-LOW-Level-Kits/113063303865
metasonix
oh and btw

https://www.ebay.com/itm/GILLIGANS-ISLAND-GENUINE-PACKARD-BELL-VINTAGE -RADIO-AR-851-AM-Radio-RARE-/163399894915

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.
metasonix
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.
luchog
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-DoHickie-Kit-Parts-PCB-12V-in-No-Tub e-DD02A/153231635216


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