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Re: Anyone test tubes?

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  • gregguillot
    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
    Message 1 of 4 , Jun 29, 2012
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      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 rivercityaudiosociety@yahoogroups.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.
      >
      > Chuck
      >
      > 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
      > President
      > Alternative INK - Digital Fine Art Studio
      > WWW.AlternativeINK.COM
      >
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