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Tube bases loose - need fix

samwheat

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I bought 6 6V6GT's on ebay and received them today

Two of them have loose bases

Is there a fix for it?
 

TheAmpNerd

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samwheat said:
I bought 6 6V6GT's on ebay and received them today

Two of them have loose bases

Is there a fix for it?
Epoxy should work. Just don't use
hot melt glue unless you want it everywhere.
 

VintageJon

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153
bases are usualy classed as a problem.

Expoxy may work, but I have no experience with epoxy in "loose bases".
(I just reject them...)

-Jon
 

stratopastor

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135
epoxy glue is fine. I loosened a base through fitting a tube while handling the glass instead of the base. A few blobs of epoxy fixed it. Not pretty, and bang goes the resale value, but functional.
 

TheAmpNerd

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Blue Strat said:
Super Glue is the correct and easiest cure.
Super Glue is one of many solutions.
Quick and dirty yes.
I'm just not a big fan of it cause of poor shear strength.

It is great for attaching skin though
which it was originally invented. : )
 

bob-i

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Epoxy is the right fix. Stay away from Cyano-Acrylates, aka super glues. They loosen with heat and are quite brittle when cured. Epoxy will soften slightly with heat but remain a solid adhesive.
 

TAVD

Guitar Player
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Blue Strat said:
Between the base and the tube? I think not, unless you want to short out the tube pins thereby making the tube unusable.
Sorry, I meant between the chassis and the socket. Misunderstood the issue.
 




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