Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by EpiGuy89, Jan 9, 2017.
Just need to refill it with new vacuum.
omg, you were playing AC/DC weren't you? Don't ever do that with EL-84s
NOS vacuum would be preferable
Maybe book a Virgin Galactic flight -Just roll down the window and scoop some up while yer in the ionosphere and re seal it with the prescribed duct tape.
But hey, it looks really cool, doesn't it? Admit it, tubes are cool, even when they are broken.
You may be on to something! Both tubes were EL84's!
I tried to refill it with some new vacuum, but I couldn't get the drone I was using to fly up high enough!
Joking aside Figured I'd post a late status update on this... while replacing the busted tube with a new set, the 2nd unbroken tube broke apart at the exact same spot while I was swapping the pairs out. Go figure.
Thanks for all of the input everyone!
I had a Mesa 6L6 do that recently. Just came apart and lost vacuum. Basically I could just lift the glass right off.
Dr. Z has reported that happening lately with JJ tubes in their amps. What brand were these?
Some people here would probably do exactly that.
Did you remove that tube with a chainsaw?
I have a Mullard df86 that the glass is melted. The tubes works fine but the glass has a sag in it like the glass never set properly when hot. Strangest thing but great tube.
Was there an evidence of an alien gesticulation prior?
Mesa does not make tubes.
I thought the winky gave that away...
Yeah sorry I did not see that oops
No worries, there was a big tube thread around the time this one went up.
Lots of good information about tube sources and whatnot.
some require the 'sarcasm alert' icon
Yeah, they were JJs. However I'm the 2nd owner of the amp, so I'm not sure if they're the stock tubes or not
Mine was new and had JJ's.