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Old 29th July 2004, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Absolute. Best. Chassis. Ever.

Post your crappiest chassis photos here

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This is actually just a gag reminder, tubes stuck in a box, no wires, because I need to get off my butt and working on the PROJECT...

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Old 29th July 2004, 06:04 PM   #2
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dont let dave seee this because he will tease me about my Ice tea speaker can's : O )
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Tim,

I see you've taken the first steps towards wiring it: the heaters.
Presumably the mains transformer is oriented for minimum hum
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Old 29th July 2004, 07:36 PM   #4
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Actually that's an OPT pulled from a 6BQ5 PP organ amp, but not like it matters.

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Old 29th July 2004, 08:31 PM   #5
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Default high end chassis

Some rust on an old chassis might help damp microphonics.

But how about this!
Use an old fish bowl to submerge the electronics in an oil bath. Then put some sparkly shiny tinsel bits into the oil to circulate due to the heat from the tubes, so will look like a Lava Lamp. No dead fish please.

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Default oops...

I nearly moved this thread to the new "Group Buy" forum

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Don't Wall-Wort sell these as high end amps?

I'll go check the catalogue.
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That looks suspiciously like a Leader vectorscope.
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Default smoke cooling

Remember those little smoke pills you used to get for Lionel and other toy trains that made smoke for the train engine when they were heated. Are those still available?

Put some smoke pills into the fishbowl with oil bath. When it gets hot enough, they would give off smoke bubbles and probably help cool the tubes too.

Could also try putting them under the plate cap connectors for a regular amp. for nice effect.

For a really neat effect though, here is an idea:

Mount the tubes and electronics on a flat board (maybe PC) assembly. Then punch holes in the chassis for where the tubes can come thru. The board assembly would be motorized so as to ascend from within the chassis at power on. The effect would be of the tubes slowly coming up thru the holes in the chassis. At the same time, a power resistor inside the chassis would be energized so as to heat the smoke pills. And a bunch of assorted color LEDs would be mounted near the tube positions so as to illuminate the smoke columns eminating thru the tube holes as the tubes come up. Sort of like the special effects for a band. (If it burns down your house though, its not my fault.)

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Use a fog generator. Easier to refill.

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