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Old 20th October 2012, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default Can you classify condition of tubes?

A book's condition, can be classified.

List of used book conditions - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Can you classify condition of valves?

If so, would it be useful?
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Old 20th October 2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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Some people collect them like stamps. So I guess you can do that.
Some people use them, for us, the condition of the box or the intact lettering does not matter.
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Old 20th October 2012, 09:33 PM   #3
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Old 21st October 2012, 05:59 AM   #4
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for us, the condition of the box ....
What box? Those glass things come in boxes???
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Old 21st October 2012, 12:35 PM   #5
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Well, can someome please get to working on a condition classification, so that when tubes are offered for sale they can be classified as to their electrical condition? Thanks. :c)
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Old 21st October 2012, 12:42 PM   #6
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Well, can someome please get to working on a condition classification, so that when tubes are offered for sale they can be classified as to their electrical condition? Thanks. :c)
Sure

Class A: New/Unused
Class B: Used/ Questionable ("Slightly Used NOS" is in this category)
Class C: Not working

Can now someone please get all the online sellers obey this classification? Thanks.

Hope you get my point.
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Old 21st October 2012, 01:12 PM   #7
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yes there is different levels its not odd at all to see tubes test way above Nos range on my Hickok
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Old 21st October 2012, 01:18 PM   #8
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still though don't believe everything a tube tester tells you lol stick it in a circuit if it performs well and does its job then good if not go from there lol
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Old 21st October 2012, 01:21 PM   #9
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basically life test is full of ****/grid leakage is full of **** Mc is only 1 half *** accurate imo
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Old 21st October 2012, 01:31 PM   #10
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your taking chance with them online sellers but sometimes you get good deal you can get burnt too though most them guys are using cheap testers that can only do the life test its not accurate at all lol
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