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    Tube testing

    If there's enough interest I can lug the tester along and do some valve testing.
    I don't want to get bogged down testing hundreds of tubes, so would limit it to a sensible number per person. Or maybe I'll charge with proceeds to charity. Anyway, post if you're interested or even if you think it's a shit idea.
    Last edited by i_should_coco; 15-01-2012 at 08:58 PM.
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    I'm very interested in that. It'd be nice to know what state the tubes in my amp are in. They are supposed to be 2 matched quads of el34's.

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    I'll be there testing beer and also will be happy to take charity donations.

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    Good idea,

    Especially if you have a pile of photocopied sheets explaining what it all means Basil!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdur View Post
    I'll be there testing beer and also will be happy to take charity donations.
    Problem is the beer's worn out once you test it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tel View Post
    Especially if you have a pile of photocopied sheets explaining what it all means Basil!
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    If you don't mind coco, I think thats a great idea. I have a 1/2 dozon gec kt88 that I would like testing,
    and would gladly contribute to the Wam funds or a charity of your choice.

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    I think it is a great idea, but I'm sure others will agree that we'd not wish for you to miss out on anything on Sunday.

    How long does it take to test a tube?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gjm View Post
    I think it is a great idea, but I'm sure others will agree that we'd not wish for you to miss out on anything on Sunday.

    How long does it take to test a tube?
    Probably about 15 mins minimum for a quad. I'm sure there won't be *that* much demand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by i_should_coco View Post
    Probably about 15 mins minimum for a quad. I'm sure there won't be *that* much demand!
    You think? LOL
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    yes please, I have a pair of quad 84s i wouldn't mind being tested

    Will I have to be probed?
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    Yes please.
    New amp so would be good to know there are all ok.
    Makes a bit of a farting noise when turning off.
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    I have 8 el34's that are 'new'...but since I have no idea what the testing does, ????
    However, should you and tool appear lunchtime or ish, you will be fed pie whilst probing.
    One day all this won't make sense

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    I think my tube could do with testing, mind you if the beer's any good a rebore might be in order...

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    "However, should you and tool appear lunchtime or ish, you will be fed pie whilst probing."

    i suspect the mountain would have to go to mohammed richard - from memory the tester is not really strap on sized
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    I could do with this, would be great.

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    Quad of tesla ecc83s for me.

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    Okey doke. Sounds like there's enough interest to make it worthwhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turning japanese View Post
    "However, should you and tool appear lunchtime or ish, you will be fed pie whilst probing."

    i suspect the mountain would have to go to mohammed richard - from memory the tester is not really strap on sized
    Thanks hilary.
    Who is Richard?
    One day all this won't make sense

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