Tube bases loose - need fix

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  1. samwheat

    samwheat Member

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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?
     
  2. TheAmpNerd

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    Epoxy should work. Just don't use
    hot melt glue unless you want it everywhere.
     
  3. VintageJon

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    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
     
  4. stratopastor

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    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.
     
  5. samwheat

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    what kind of epoxy? ..... I have some JB Weld ..... its black
     
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    A lot easier solution is to just wick some super glue into the gap.
     
  7. Blue Strat

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    Super Glue is the correct and easiest cure.
     
  8. Blue Strat

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    Between the base and the tube? I think not, unless you want to short out the tube pins thereby making the tube unusable.
     
  9. TheAmpNerd

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    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. : )
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. mr coffee

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    and use fingernail glue....has the brush and everything..
     
  12. TAVD

    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    Sorry, I meant between the chassis and the socket. Misunderstood the issue.
     

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