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Old 13th December 2002, 03:52 AM   #1
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Default Want Tubes - Check this out!!!!

A local [Edmonton] guy has finally decided to open his valve vault - The guy has. like, a 100,000 tubes - Tube roller heaven? Maybe!
Got to "www.canuckaudiomart.com" click on "Dealer" and scroll down to "Tubes", see the one with a 100,000 tubes? click on "details".
I've been in his shop - the place is FULL of valves of every description - and I understand he has a warehouse full and a basement full that he's cataloguing.
Amazing.
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Old 13th December 2002, 03:33 PM   #2
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what's really amazing is that dealers think they're fooling someone when they come on here and try to pretend like they're just "one of us".
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Old 13th December 2002, 04:09 PM   #3
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I looked at the site out of curiosity, and couldn't believe how little enterprise effort was being applied.
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Old 13th December 2002, 05:43 PM   #4
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Like I said, I've been at his shop occasionally and he's a man in his 70s and his "fun" is restoring vintage radios. Local people have been getting their gear fixed there for years and he always seems to be able to come up with a hard-to-get tube. I found some nice 6DJ8s there for my CD player but that's about as far into tube gear as my financial resources have let me get. But I'm still on the prowl.
I can't disagree with your statement about lack of enterprise. I am surprised that he got around to posting the fact that he's moving some stock. Maybe he's looking to get ready to retire.

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Old 14th December 2002, 08:55 AM   #5
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what's really amazing is that dealers think they're fooling someone when they come on here and try to pretend like they're just "one of us".
Joel,

I know jac, and he is just what he says... no troll. Him & i have been talking for some time about whether this guy was ever going to let go of his stash.

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I took a look at the above ad...can anyone tell me what that displayed tube is??? Quite interesting indeed!

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Old 16th December 2002, 06:29 PM   #7
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some kind of eimac transmitter tube.
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Old 16th December 2002, 06:58 PM   #8
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That tube is almost as strange looking as this Gammatron 24 made by Heintz and Kaufman...
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Old 17th December 2002, 05:17 AM   #9
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Default Cool Tubes!

Looking at the plate assembly, I'd guess dissipation was a factor. How about this little gem:

It's a Krytron, a very efficient switch employing a radioactive source for electrons! Very interesting indeed.
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some kind of eimac transmitter tube.
250TH i believe.

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