Loose tube base

iggs

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Hey all,

the base on one of my GT KT66HP is loose, is it safe to use this tube or is it garbage? It does not come off, I'm just able to rotate it side to side a bit.

Thanks.
 

jh45gun

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I was told when asking about that that it is probably ok and if it bothers you to add a dab of superglue to it. In the meantime that tube was acting up in my amp so it got replaced though the tech gave me some credit on it as he said while it would not stand the rigors of a amp it would work fine in a old radio. So it was not according to him bad it just did not work well in my amp it was getting harmonic.
 

Blue Strat

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Try some Superglue. All the base does is hold the pins in place. It has abolutely nothing to do with maintaining the vacuum in the tube bottle.
 




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