want to see a guy make a vacuum tube?

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  1. µ¿ z3®ø™

    µ¿ z3®ø™ Member

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    geez, no wonder valves are getting so expensive.
     
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    That was pretty interesting--thanks for posting it. Not sure why I'm sitting up at 1:20am watching it, but interesting nontheless!

    I almost missed what was happening with the radio reception part--the piano music was wearing on me so I had turned off the sound :eek:

    Lots of specialized machinery... That press/electric charge machine--do you know what it's called?

    One point startled me, though. It was so long that toward the end the energy saver turned off my monitor! Thought the guy did something and my power went out. LOL :p
     
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    was that from France or French Canada?
     
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    thanks for posting!
     
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    us canuckistans call it Q-bec.
     
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    Where's John Ratzenberger when you need him?
     
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    Very cool!! That's old school stuff for sure. [​IMG] Even if they have faster more automated ways to build them, what a bargin for $10 to $20 bucks each !!


    Did you notice that guy's wife wasn't down in his shop bugging him the whole time !! [​IMG]


    I would have liked to seen that along with an old Van Halen sound track or something [​IMG]
     
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    France - he seems to be particularly keen on building 3w valves/tubes based on pre-1925 designs (and techniques, judging from the video!).

    http://paillard.claude.free.fr/

    Thanks for sharing that - it certainly sheds some light on how skills-dependent making NOS boutique tubes/valves is. Hooray for technological advances in mass-manufacturing of them, otherwise we'd all be waiting a long, long time to keep our amps purring and roaring.
     
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    Very interesting indeed. Thanks for posting :)
     
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    Wow, that was amazing. I wonder why he went to so much trouble to make them. He must not have any Guitar Centers near his house so he has to make his own. Anyway, I'm glad I saw the video. I have the exact same equipment in my basement and the kids and I are going to try to make some tubes tonight (just for fun)!
     
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    That's a spot welder.

    Mikey
     
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    Cool. I saw this in another thread a day or two ago....still amazed.

    As easy as this may make it look, it still seems like some pretty specialized equipment, isn't it?
     
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    More impressive than an Alan Holdsworth video!:)

    Incredible skills.

    Thanks Doug.

    Damian.
     
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    Thanks for the educational and informational link, it puts much into perspective as far as components go.
     
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    Very cool stuff Doug - Thanks for sharing!

    Cheers!
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Come on man...that's just too easy. He's on the stool next to Norm!

    :D
     

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