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Old 20th May 2003, 09:01 PM   #11
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Hmmm, I thought that those specs were for use as a horizontal deflection amp rather than audio use. I hope that you're right and it's good at the 6L6GC operating points, since I've got a few of 'em on hand I'm saving for another little project.... Maybe I'll start cutting some wood for another chassis soon, although it's going to be a while before I can afford the iron for that one.
Rest assured, it work fine under 6L conditions...

WE used it for theater amps under the Westrex brandname, sounds O.K. to me.

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6SL7 or 5691, 5691 being superior industrial/military variant of the 6SL7.
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humble 6BM8 or ECL82
And its relative the ECL86/6GW8.

And i'd put EL95, ELL80, and ECLL800 on that list too.

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Old 20th May 2003, 09:15 PM   #14
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Thanks Frank!!

Now you've got me thinking about running 'em at 350V on the plate and 250V on the screen grid for 10.8 wrms SE into a 4k2r load. Ahhh, so many projects and so little cash.....

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Old 20th May 2003, 09:40 PM   #15
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And i'd put EL95, ELL80, and ECLL800 on that list too.
That last two are very rare and well worth having.
Fisher used them alot.
The EL95 is still around and is often used to make up an ELL80.

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Ahhh, so many projects and so little cash.....
Tubes are the number one investment, not kidding you.
So, maybe it is time to mortgage the house?

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Don't forget EL37, 45 and 6B4 (octal2A3).

A good selection of any of these valves will make music for a long time!



You should also ask whether he has any old transformers, chokes etc. They are as useful as tubes and sometimes come with a nice old chassis you can re-use.

You have to tell us how it goes!
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You should also ask whether he has any old transformers, chokes etc. They are as useful as tubes and sometimes come with a nice old chassis you can re-use.
Ask, yes...but that's not where I'd put my money though.

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By now, you've probably concluded that almost anything is useful, so long as it hasn't actually got a hole in it or white gettering. Of course, there's such a thing as being greedy. Presumably, your friend knows what he's about (or he wouldn't have accumulated a cellarful of valves), why not just ask him what he thinks you need? The cellar's not about to disappear, is it?
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Well...he is a packrat. He's an old Ham, that has had several Ham friends die in the last year, ..and they left him all their stuff. So its literally a basement with 50 years of tubes and electronics in it...filled so full that you get about a foot wide passageway to walk through the entire basement...plus he's got his crawl spaces stuffed with it too, out of sight.

His wife and son ( who's my age ) are really getting on him about giving this stuff away..that it's excessive and if something should happen to him they'd have to back several 18 wheelers up to the house to haul away all the stuff he's collected.

So, they are really getting on him about giving the stuff away to me ( the only person who cares about it anymore )...but he has a hard time as any time he picks up an old transmitter or something his nostalgia kicks in and he cant give it away.


I sent him my list of tubes, which was pretty lengthy. We'll see what he has for me soon enough.

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