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    Default How George Daniel and I spent our afternoon...TUBES BABY TUBES

    Well yesterday was a good day. While riding down the road I asked my fiance to go into the thrift store.
    As soon as we walked in I spotted an old organ. I asked her if she wanted to learn to play it. She said "NO", and walked away.
    She soon came to find me and I was still at the organ. At that point I said I am buying it. I looked around to make sure no one else was
    wanting my new find,and promptly went to the counter to purchase it. The guy at the counter said he was not sure if it worked
    so he did not charge me the ridiculous asking price of $40.00. Instead he charged me a cool $30.00. My fiance still thinking I have lost my
    mind I called George D. left him a message " Hey I just bought an organ " he soon called back and said I will be over shortly.
    He of course knew the importance of this find. LOL We unloaded it and began to rip it apart. George and I looked at each other and grinned.:D
    There it was, a shining sea of tubes. We started laying them out on the hot tub/work bench.
    6sn7's no doubt. In all we pulled almost 50 tubes out of it.George says the look to be mostly late 40's to early 50's. Most are 6sn7's and a couple of 6L6's.

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    Nice find Jerry. Are you going to pull the amps? How many amps are in the thing?
    Lots of Carver stuff and a pair of LSi9's

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    Oh man... i think i know where there's an old organ in a thrift shop near me. I can't believe i never made the connection. I know what i'm doing this weekend. :D
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    Damn!!! That's Awesome!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skipf View Post
    Nice find Jerry. Are you going to pull the amps? How many amps are in the thing?
    Well I had thought of pulling the transformers out. Should we keep them all?

    Quote Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
    Oh man... i think i know where there's an old organ in a thrift shop near me. I can't believe i never made the connection. I know what i'm doing this weekend. :D
    Hehe. Go get it man.
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    Sweet!

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    Jerry,

    Awesome find!!

    Those 6L6's if you get a quad that test good....I'd be interested in them....

    BDT
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    WOW, that's akin to hitting the lottery.

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    How about you put the tubes back in the organ and learn to play the thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jz0h4d View Post
    How about you put the tubes back in the organ and learn to play the thing.
    Blasphemy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyD View Post
    Jerry,

    Awesome find!!

    Those 6L6's if you get a quad that test good....I'd be interested in them....

    BDT
    There was only 2 of them in there :(
    But if you need 2 I will send them to you. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyD View Post
    Blasphemy.
    what do you have that takes those tubes?
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    Where is the remote? Where is the $%#$% remote!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoosier21 View Post
    what do you have that takes those tubes?
    I have a Wright WLA-12 that uses 2 of the 6sn7's
    and my Cary 120s uses 4 of them, along with 8-Kt88's. :D
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryj12 View Post
    There was only 2 of them in there :(
    But if you need 2 I will send them to you. :D

    Yeah,, well if those 6L6's leave,, just be prepared to say goodbye to the VTL's that are currently visiting.:D
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyD View Post
    Jerry,

    Awesome find!!

    Those 6L6's if you get a quad that test good....I'd be interested in them....

    BDT
    they tested very weak.
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)

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    :D:D George :D:D
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    No sweat...a pair does me no good anyhow....the Heaths use a Quad of 6L6's...

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    I have reason to believe that Jerry is rubbing the tubes all over his body.
    JC approves....he told me so. (F-1 nut)

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    Does/did it by chance have any 12AX7 or variants in it? Nice score!
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    "The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction". - Kenneth Swauger

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    I've raided dozens of old consoles for tubes but usually keep those tips on the down low....oh well.

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    Delete the thread, quicklike. ;) :D
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

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    LOL .... Tom I just tried to call you.:D It did not have any 12AX7 tubes, but I have several pairs of different origin.:)
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    Hey fellas, I could use a quad of 6SN7s for my Rogue 99 Magnum preamp! PM sent!:)
    Carl

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    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
    Hehe... very sneaky sir.:D Delivered tooooooo...... wow

    Quote Originally Posted by schwarcw View Post
    Hey fellas, I could use a quad of 6SN7s for my Rogue 99 Magnum preamp! PM sent!:)
    We are in the process of testing tubes now. I just checked my inbox I did not get your pm.:(
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    Quote Originally Posted by jerryj12 View Post
    LOL .... Tom I just tried to call you.
    Sorry about that bub, I left my phone at work. We'll get up tomorrow.
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    "The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction". - Kenneth Swauger

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    I just left Jerry's house. Those 2.3's are awesome. Just another reiteration that they are my favorite SDA's. Thanks for the loan tubes Jerry.
    Ben
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    Thanks
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    So can you some how use that as a tube amp for speakers?
    HT setup
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    Denon DBP-1610
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    Not after he's done with it.
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    "The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction". - Kenneth Swauger

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    WoW Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet :)

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