Had a tube literally split itself open

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  1. Jescar

    Jescar Silver Supporting Member

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    Just need to refill it with new vacuum.
     
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  2. tmac

    tmac Goldmember Silver Supporting Member

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    omg, you were playing AC/DC weren't you? Don't ever do that with EL-84s
     
  3. Bandersnatch

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    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. :D
     
  4. treeofpain

    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

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    But hey, it looks really cool, doesn't it? Admit it, tubes are cool, even when they are broken.
     
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  5. IM4Tone

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    You may be on to something! Both tubes were EL84's! :dunno
     
  6. EpiGuy89

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    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!
     
  7. Axe-Man

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    I had a Mesa 6L6 do that recently. Just came apart and lost vacuum. Basically I could just lift the glass right off.
     
  8. Vibroluxman

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    Dr. Z has reported that happening lately with JJ tubes in their amps. What brand were these?
     
  9. jpervin

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    Some people here would probably do exactly that.
     
  10. NortheastHick

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    Did you remove that tube with a chainsaw?
     
  11. Guinness Lad

    Guinness Lad Silver Supporting Member

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    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.
     
  12. Shiny McShine

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    Was there an evidence of an alien gesticulation prior?
     
  13. blues

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    Mesa does not make tubes.
     
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  14. forum_crawler

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    I thought the winky gave that away...
     
  15. blues

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    Yeah sorry I did not see that oops:(
     
  16. forum_crawler

    forum_crawler Member

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    No worries, there was a big tube thread around the time this one went up.
    Lots of good information about tube sources and whatnot. :)
     
  17. Bandersnatch

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    some require the 'sarcasm alert' icon
     
  18. Bandersnatch

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    :rotflmao
     
  19. EpiGuy89

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    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
     
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    Mine was new and had JJ's.
     

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