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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by noah330, Jul 20, 2019.
There is no worthier map than my 69 Deluxe Reverb.
Great decor and conversation piece...not much use otherwise. Even back when they were new and we tested tubes at the hardware store, they were not very accurrate. Good score on the tubes though if you can find few good ones.
In 1971 my dad's big Grundig console stereo that he brought back from Germany quit working. He lugged it down in the basement and went an bought himself a little record player with detachable speakers to replace it. My bedroom was in the basement and the stereo was a great addition. I pulled the tubes and went down to the local hardware store and tested them, in a machine just like yours. Found two bad ones, replaced them, and I had a smoking cool stereo. Dad wasn't too happy, but he never asked for it back.
Thanks for the info. It looks cool in my new office that's almost finished (console still being refurbished) and fits in with my old 50s AMI Jukebox and stuff.
I figure these have to be pretty rare because I would guess most stores threw them on the dump when they stopped selling to0bz. I found one guy online that bought one but he didn't say what he paid. I'm not going to sell this one and IMHO it's worth $40 I paid but just curious on how common they are.
Great find. I'm a sucker for knobs and switches. I found this little portable but it didn't come with tubes. They are great display pieces.
Go read the First post again. His word, not mine
I wonder if you sold all those tubes you'd be able to buy a phone that takes better pics?
So there’s that.
Seems to be a trend/theme
Just 2 of those tubes would be worth the price you paid.
Just put a known new good tube in and see how it reads. I've read testers used a "calibration"
tube to check and adjust accuracy. Real world a known strong new tube should be fine.
Wow. How did I miss that!!!??
Wait, let’s revisit that again.
A Dumble, 2 or 3 real vintage Bursts, some custom shop ones, knows this guy, knows that guy, plus - on-purpose garbled syntax and “disc camera underwater” quality pics.
I doubt nothing he’s ever said or represented but - def a unique character.
Congratulations, nice score! For any tube amp lover that's a neat item to have.
sure send me your address. If you don't mind a NOS RCA instead of a GE I'll make it happen. I have a Tweed Twin so having the pair of GE is kind of nice.
It was actually common to see these things in hardware stores back in the day. I think our local 5 & 10 store even had one! Good find!
If I open a store I would put it in there with my old Jukebox but with the way people are so entitled today it would probably end up being more of a hassle.
Very cool. As a kid my job when the old B&W Philco TV started rolling was to haul the tubes down to the Firestone store and test them. Great score.
Boy, you really got taken. I'd go and ask for my money back.
As a true friend I'll offer to take all the tubes and dispose of them for you.
Don't mention it...
Oh-oh. A faint memory is coming into view. Did I or did I not actually swap out tubes in music store amps? I remember doing that will jewel lamp covers, but not sure if I had enough inherent criminality in me to do the tube swap.[/QUOTE]
Guilty on both counts. Had quite a collection of Jeweled and plain pilot lamps. Don't remember the name of the electronic wholesale supplier I had access to through High School electronics class, but I would venture to say I had every color pilot/ power lens made. Ones I didn't like, I flipped on a couple dealers stock.
Not the worst thing I ever did, regrettably.
Confession is good for me soul.