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Tearing Down A 6L6GC

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by Fretts, Feb 16, 2004.

  1. Fretts

    Fretts Member

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    There's been many times I have busted open a tube, but I never photographed the process.
    This time, I got really mad at one tube in particular, and decided to make a pictorial out of it. My knowledge of tubes may not be encylopedic, and you may not learn anything new, but you might find this entertaining anyway:
    http://home1.gte.net/res07egs/TubeKill/

    Cheers
    Fretts
     
  2. John Phillips

    John Phillips Member

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    Did you write all that before or after inhaling the cathode coating? ;)
     
  3. hawkeyeinexile

    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    i do similar but less patience & have learned less. till now. most entertaining. thanks :D

    :cool:
     
  4. Willie

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    Just Hilarious....you show that valve who's boss!
     
  5. San

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    That was great, I didn't understand a word but it was great!!

    San.
     
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    Brought a smile to my face... I did that to a cracked 12AX7 when I was a kid with way better eyesight than I have now.
     
  7. AlexT

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    Never taught tubes stories could be this funny.....

    :D
     
  8. Fretts

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    (wheeze...) K<H! K<H! KHAHK! KHAHK! KKKHHH!
    ....huh?
     
  9. Fretts

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    Worth another look
     
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    Hacksaw Time Warped Gold Supporting Member

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    nice, haha that looked fun..

    But, now I dont know what to do, I received a messages that I was at the last page of the internet now what to do! HELP! ;-)
     
  11. Fretts

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    Hacksaw Time Warped Gold Supporting Member

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    Took the advice, went outside, HOT, Humid, Lightning, came back inside... started surfing from the beginning again. ( microsoft.com?)

    the inventor, Al was unavailable for comment. (again)
     
  13. Timbre Wolf

    Timbre Wolf GoldMember Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    "[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]like a freshly peeled lobster"

    :roll:rotflmao:roll:rotflmao



    You tell that tube who's boss!

    - T
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  14. trdlasvegas

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    I bet you can't put it back together without a few pieces left over.

    -Tony
     
  15. SteveStrat

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    Cool pic's. Never seen inside a 6L6, that's pretty cool.

    Thanks!

    Steve
     
  16. Voxy Foxy

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    only a 6L6 deserves punishment like that :eek:
     
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    +1 thanks for the chuckle.
     
  19. Chris Scott

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    I think you have a future as an author of the most successful tube amp book ever written-- putting a slightly twisted spin on pure electronics theory might be just what's needed to crack those best-seller lists......
     

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