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Old 11th August 2010, 02:12 PM   #1
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Default tube-aholics anonymous ?

I just ordered a bunch of tubes, without even having a project for them all. I just couldn't resist them. And I've only even built one beginners tube project. Is this an incurrable condition - what advice do you have for me
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Old 11th August 2010, 02:36 PM   #2
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I just ordered a bunch of tubes, without even having a project for them all. I just couldn't resist them. And I've only even built one beginners tube project. Is this an incurrable condition - what advice do you have for me
LOL. My advice, enjoy them and welcome to the "club". Some of us here, myself included, have thousands stashed away. As long as you can pay the bills, it's a harmless disease.
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Old 11th August 2010, 02:49 PM   #3
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Jewelry. Buy your wife more jewelry. It makes it easier on her when you bring home your second or third truckload of tubes and start to devote entire rooms for tube storage. And always remind her of those friends of yours who have motorcycles, classic cars, boats, ect. and how much MORE their hobbies cost than yours!!
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Old 11th August 2010, 04:38 PM   #4
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Oddball tube and dead lawn mowers. Hard to resist. To put things into a practical perspective at least once a finished product is completed, they can be sold... to buy more weird tubes and dead lawn mowers.
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Old 11th August 2010, 05:35 PM   #5
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Tubes are non-perishable, don't go out of fashion and may even gain value so a good collection choice
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Old 11th August 2010, 06:05 PM   #6
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As long as you can pay the bills, it's a harmless disease.
I don't know about that, Hollowstate; my garage is starting to look like the set of Sanford and Son, with at least three unstable piles o' tube-related stuff. Just the other day I had to tell the kid across the street not to come in for rear he'd be buried for weeks!
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Old 11th August 2010, 06:15 PM   #7
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Ach! I just ordered 50ea 6J9Ps, and I don't even have a circuit simulated yet (probably be a phono stage).

I can quit any time I want to. Honest.
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To me, 50 is not a bunch of tubes. It is a few tubes.

How many is a bunch? They aren't like roses.
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I have seen in the mirror, a even non electronic tech guy doing this some times.
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