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Old 5th January 2017, 03:37 PM   #1
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Does anyone here make tube adapters? I want to try some different tubes.
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Old 5th January 2017, 03:43 PM   #2
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If you are more specific, you will get better answers.

What device will you be putting the tubes into?
Schematic?
What tubes do you want to 'interchange'?

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Old 5th January 2017, 04:01 PM   #3
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OK I have two options, my pre amp use 6sn7 tubes in the line stage. I am using two 6f8g tubes with adapters there, I want to try the 6j5g tubes there. Also my amp SET 45 uses two 6sn7 tubes but, it only uses half of each one the other half goes to ground. I would like to try the 6j5g tubes there as well.
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Old 5th January 2017, 04:24 PM   #4
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There is a guy on eBay that sells an adapter for two 6j5g tubes to a 6sn7, problem is he is in Hong Kong.
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Old 5th January 2017, 04:26 PM   #5
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I make tube adapters for myself. But I am in Germany und get the parts from China.
You can easily make them yourself.
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Old 5th January 2017, 04:33 PM   #6
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OK I can solder but don't know exactly what I need or where to get it?
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I purchase stuff on eBay from China and Hong Kong all the time, China Mail is very reliable and depending on the service chosen items can be here in a few days, worst case a couple of weeks.
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Old 5th January 2017, 04:37 PM   #8
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I make tube adapters for myself. But I am in Germany und get the parts from China.
You can easily make them yourself.
Kaputt:
Sockets are easy to find, but I have difficulty finding tube bases.
Where do you get yours?
Thanks!
Do you have any 'construction hints'? I usually solder the connections and then use epoxy for 'mechanical strength'. Do you use plastic tube to join the base and socket?

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Old 5th January 2017, 04:49 PM   #9
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OK if I want to make an adapter to go from a 6sn7 to a 6j5g, that is 6sn7 on bottom what exactly do I need?
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Old or new octal tube base and an octal socket.
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