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I guess I just like to see glass glowing...

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by charlie chitlin, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa

  2. ndcaster

    ndcaster Poster Extraordinaire

    Nov 14, 2013
    Indiana
    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.
     

  3. ecosse

    ecosse Tele-Meister

    396
    Jul 24, 2011
    Nova Scotia, Canada
    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.
     

  4. 8barlouie

    8barlouie Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    May 9, 2015
    Seekonk, MA
    I have a drawer with tube shields in it just like that.
     

  5. Old Tele man

    Old Tele man Friend of Leo's

    May 10, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
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  6. Bill Moore

    Bill Moore Tele-Holic

    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!
     

  7. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    You and Ken Fisher.
    I can't tell the diff.
     
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  8. richey88

    richey88 Friend of Leo's

    Jul 28, 2009
    philly suburbs
    yup me too. I’ll wait until I have enough to sell for scrap...
     
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  9. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Maine
    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?
     
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  10. bftfender

    bftfender Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 21, 2017
    York PA
    British has a mid spike built in
     

  11. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
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    Mar 2, 2010
    Maine
    Ahh, good to know!
    I'll start testing all my shields for mid spike tomorrow!
     
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  12. bftfender

    bftfender Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 21, 2017
    York PA
    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 !!!
     
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  13. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Maine
    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?
     
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  14. SngleCoil

    SngleCoil Tele-Holic

    520
    Apr 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Ha ha...the next great Gear Page debate! :lol:
     

  15. bftfender

    bftfender Tele-Afflicted

    Dec 21, 2017
    York PA
    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 !
     
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  16. OneHenry

    OneHenry Tele-Holic

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    570
    Apr 16, 2018
    North carolina
    The open and airy tube shields are perforated all the way around.
     

  17. darkwaters

    darkwaters Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 14, 2012
    Newfoundland
    I much prefer my Traynor Dark Horse with the cover off. I like my tubes nekkid ! :)

    Dark Horse.JPG
     
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  18. telemnemonics

    telemnemonics Doctor of Teleocity

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    Mar 2, 2010
    Maine
    And does the audience care that they give you an open and airy tone?
     

  19. OneHenry

    OneHenry Tele-Holic

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    570
    Apr 16, 2018
    North carolina
    The audience wouldn't know open and airy if it hit them in the face
     

  20. muscmp

    muscmp Tele-Holic

    757
    Jul 1, 2008
    california
    do you position the amp so you can see the tubes? if it is a combo.

    play music!
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2018 at 7:56 PM

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