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Old 9th October 2007, 07:27 PM   #1
rokali is offline rokali  United States
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Default Your favorite tools for testing when building a tube amp

In preparing to build my first kit, I'd like to know --

What are your favorite tools? Which brand soldering iron? Which model Tektronix oscilloscope? Anything else?


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Old 20th October 2007, 04:17 PM   #2
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The tools I find most helpful are a variac and decade boxes. Things like an o'scope are nice, but I don't start playing with one until I know the circuit is safe and stable.

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Old 20th October 2007, 04:52 PM   #3
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Which brand soldering iron?
Weller stuff has been nice to me. An adjustable pencil iron for most things, and a 200W gun for beefy connections that need a lot of heat.
The machine does not isolate us from the great problems of nature but plunges us more deeply into them. - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
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Old 20th October 2007, 11:50 PM   #4
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VTVM. Anyone have any pointers as Im looking for one too.
Be sure your foil hat has a good low impedance ground.
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