Tubes and wood!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by 69strat, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. 69strat

    69strat Member

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    What is it about the sight of a glowing set of tubes that makes our hearts skip a beat? Really!
     
  2. stratovarius

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    I think it's really cool to imagine all those little electrons leaping across the cathode as I play.

    My friends think I'm crazy, by the way.
     
  3. Kiwi

    Kiwi Silver Supporting Member

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    The swelling blue glow in the tubes as you play loudly reminds you:

    Tone is in the plasma!

    = K
     
  4. Timbre Wolf

    Timbre Wolf GoldMember Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    It brings out the '50s sci-fi mad scientist in me. Something about those cheesy Hollywood Nikola Tesla wannabes that's very appealing. I can't help but be drawn towards the little magic lightning bottles. Must be a side-effect of testosterone.

    - T
     
  5. Blue Strat

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    You guys are scaring me.:eek: ;) :dude
     
  6. Timbre Wolf

    Timbre Wolf GoldMember Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Bwwaaahhaahhhaaha!!
     
  7. dave s

    dave s Member

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    I find it interesting that guitar amps are about the only technology platform on the planet that makes use of vacuum tubes.

    Man, talk about the dark ages! Oh wait ... those things DO light up, don't they! :D

    dave
     
  8. PlexiBreath

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    In all my years, thinking about tubes never gave me wood, bubes on the other hand......
     
  9. Timbre Wolf

    Timbre Wolf GoldMember Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Vacuum bubes? Must be responsible for that sweeet top-end.
     
  10. PlexiBreath

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    gotta have a matched pair.
     
  11. stratovarius

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    I'm picturing a Woody Allen "Everythng You Always Wanted to Know..." type scenario with electrons lining up in their neon blue spandex outfits...
     
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    Now, what would old Sigmund say ?

    - It's tube's fallic shape:NUTS
     
  13. 59burst

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    Hi-end audio seems to still have a fair amount of tube use, so we're not alone!! :D
     

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