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Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by charlie chitlin, Jul 11, 2018.
I'm cool with that. It's like cars these days: they all look the same. For a while, they were all beige.
Life is short. Light that sh*t up.
Call me crazy....but when I take the covers off V1 and V2 of my Twin the amp just sounds better on those respective channels. I can hear a difference with the cover on a/b’ing back and forth.
I have a drawer with tube shields in it just like that.
Tin Man's condoms?
Other than keeping the tubes from falling out, the shields used to be needed for RF interference. Maybe things are much quieter now, but I do remember the (AM) radio at the shop I apprenticed to picking up a lot of ignition noise from the older cars. I finally wrapped everything but the back with foil, and ran an external speaker, that helped!
You and Ken Fisher.
I can't tell the diff.
yup me too. I’ll wait until I have enough to sell for scrap...
After all my cheap used amps became vintage collectibles i felt bad not being able to match up original shields!
Does British tin sound the same as American tin?
British has a mid spike built in
Ahh, good to know!
I'll start testing all my shields for mid spike tomorrow!
all these years, the guitars,,the amps..the pedals..my tone search could of just been a tin tube shield away from rock stardom..darn i missed the boat !!!
Now I'm wondering if my Canadian tube shields have a tone of their own so I can match them up with my vintage Traynor?
Maybe open and airy?
Ha ha...the next great Gear Page debate!
we might have a problem, where was the metal sourced from..will we ever know ...it is pretty serious..that tone we are seeking is on the line !
The open and airy tube shields are perforated all the way around.
I much prefer my Traynor Dark Horse with the cover off. I like my tubes nekkid !
And does the audience care that they give you an open and airy tone?
The audience wouldn't know open and airy if it hit them in the face
do you position the amp so you can see the tubes? if it is a combo.