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Old 26th August 2005, 08:42 AM   #1
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Talking you know your a tube junky when

your trash can looks like this lol

sad part is there all caps


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Old 26th August 2005, 02:10 PM   #2
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It is 0 degrees outside and the lights are off but the house is toasty warm and you are reading a newspaper because of all the tube heaters.
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Old 26th August 2005, 02:11 PM   #3
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tube-o-philia -- it's worse over here:
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Old 26th August 2005, 03:55 PM   #4
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When you have 1000s of dollars in tube audio including the FM tuner & spare tubes to last to the year 2050.
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Old 26th August 2005, 06:55 PM   #5
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When you are paying rent on a warehouse full of tubes, and you don't even know what types you have, or how many.

I was given these tubes for free. I had to rent a U-Haul and go pick them up in Orlando - 200 Miles away. It took three trips. They were placed in this (and another) warehouse rather quickly and in an unorganized fashion. I have been sorting and catalogging tubes for over 2 years. There are still boxes that I haven't opened. Most are loose tubes in large boxes. Quite a few are broken. Someone had already removed the "audiophile tubes".

Based on the number of tubes in a few boxes and the number of boxes, I have at least 100000 tubes.
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Old 26th August 2005, 07:01 PM   #6
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When you find a box in the above warehouse that contained 24 833A tubes. You have no socket, but really want to try out these tubes. If you look closely at the picture you will see vise grips and hose clamps used to connect the tube.

http://www.tubelab.com/833SE.htm
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Old 26th August 2005, 07:49 PM   #7
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Old 27th August 2005, 04:28 AM   #8
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When your wife gets you a vanity license plate: TUBEGEEK.

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..when you are madly in love, cause you have a new girlfriend. She want's to come over, but....
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Meh, that's pretty clean.

Hrm 24 x 833s, that could put out a few kilowatts, no? We might have to talk...

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