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karma 26th August 2005 08:42 AM

you know your a tube junky when
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your trash can looks like this lol:D

sad part is there all caps


Sherman 26th August 2005 02:10 PM

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.

jackinnj 26th August 2005 02:11 PM

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yes, I used to warm donuts on a Heathkit SB200 Linear --

tube-o-philia -- it's worse over here:

amperex 26th August 2005 03:55 PM

Easy reply.........
When you have 1000s of dollars in tube audio including the FM tuner & spare tubes to last to the year 2050.

Tubelab_com 26th August 2005 06:55 PM

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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.

Tubelab_com 26th August 2005 07:01 PM

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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.

EC8010 26th August 2005 07:49 PM

When you can draw circuit diagrams from memory (including component values) but can't remember how you cooked the curry two weeks ago...

J Epstein 27th August 2005 04:28 AM

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When your wife gets you a vanity license plate: TUBEGEEK.


beamnet 27th August 2005 10:27 AM

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

Sch3mat1c 27th August 2005 03:36 PM

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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