Re: Anyone test tubes?
- Thanks for the response guys. I am going to try my luck with Austin Stereo this weekend. I called them and they test tubes for a buck each. With 26 tubes in the Fisher, that's a lot, but most of them are 12AX7's so it should go fairly quickly.
--- In email@example.com, Chuck Maurer <lomaurer@...> wrote:
> I am the guy with the restored and lab calibrated TV-7 and I saw the
> request for help with the FISHER 26 tube monster. I don't mind helping and
> have tested some tubes for Gene in the past BUT 26 tubes is an all day job,
> especially if they are different tubes. There are about 10 settings per
> tube and some tubes have 2 sections in the same tube with a different setup
> (because of different pin locations). If you don't do the setup absolutely
> perfect then the results are useless. You could throw away a perfectly
> good tube. AND if you find a bad tube then you might need to test 2 or 3
> replacement tubes to find a good strong tube. Just trying to put the task
> into perspective. This is why the Hickock Card-o-matic was so exciting.
> You just inserted the proper paper card into the machine and the setup was
> magic, except the machines are and were usually broken or you can't find
> the correct card for your tube or torn card, etc..
> But, I could be persuaded to help with some really killer red wine........
> Did I mention capacitors. I also have a really nice HP capacitor/inductor
> analyzer, but that requires Patron Silver.
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 4:56 PM, the_matching_mole <hopstetter@...>wrote:
> > **
> > I don't know if there's a shop that would test tubes, but I own a tube
> > tester. I'm pretty sure you could use it to test the tubes yourself. I've
> > used it once or twice in the past, it's not too difficult.
> > I also know a guy in town with a fancy, refurbed Hickock TV7, but he's not
> > a member of this group.
> > L.O.Chuck Maurer
> Alternative INK - Digital Fine Art Studio