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Old 19th October 2009, 01:22 AM   #1
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Default Yet another do-nothing tOOb hack.

Queried the Seven Dwarves for Mithril, but it was on eternal backorder.
Now maybe if I can get some milspec Titanium wire, try fitting a 300B!

Hey, if folks exist who will whip out credit cards for a black Sharpie to
darken CD edges. How can those same folks send their precious tubes
into battle naked??? Somebody had to remedy this sad situation...

No, its not for sale. And with my arthritus, it may or may not ever be...

DIY use a Euro4-1 pattern cause it form fits by its own weight. Like a
finger cuff puzzle... Sixteen rings taper to twelve at the top, to keep
from sliding all the way down. 16G bright aluminum electric fence wire.
I would use some other metal, aluminum was slightly too soft to resist
tool marks. Even with urethane glue (Gorilla) covering the pliers...

I forget the mandrel size? It was smaller than 1/4 inch. I'll re-measure
tonight when I get home...

StOOpidest idea evar, er whut??? I don't even know if this is safe...
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Old 19th October 2009, 01:23 AM   #2
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Do you have a barbarian problem in your listening room?

I don't think tube amp jousting is ever going to catch on at Renaissance Fairs...
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Old 19th October 2009, 02:25 AM   #3
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clearly an attempt to increase the WAF of an open top amplifier by increasing the BLING content. Now normally there is a very low BLING/WAF correlation but this could be due to the tendancy for the vast majority of amp designers (men) to include such features as meters, switches LED and flourescent displays etc in the misguided belief that this is WAF associated BLING (surprised that Morgan Jones doesn't cover this and there si no comment on it in the RCA Design documentation, but anecdotal evidence is quite strong).

This product, being more akin to a Chanel glo-mesh clutch-purse, is obviously designed scientifically to address BLING with WAF in mind.

Very clever.
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err, looks like rather a lot of work..
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Old 19th October 2009, 02:33 AM   #5
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Well, it might keep Big Foot from eating the tubes if you invite him over for a listen:
A singular experiment with a unheated tube.

or as shielding.

How about a bunch of glue on spikes sticking out every which way from the tube. Could act like heat radiators then too.

Maybe put several perforated metal bands around the tube with nails sticking outward. Or put the nails out thru the ring mesh.
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Medieval tubes, that's awesome, haha
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Old 19th October 2009, 03:38 AM   #8
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Shhark proof!
I like it.
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Old 19th October 2009, 03:42 AM   #9
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The CV100's explosion armor has nothing on that one

Cheers!
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Shhark proof!
I like it.
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