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Not really "lamps", but...

Not really "lamps", but...


...they light up! Vacuum tubes (valves) in a 1970's Ampeg B-15N bass amplifier. From left, 3x 6SL7, 2x 6L6GC, and 1x 5AR4 rectifier. I just liked this picture (I have collected various tubes and amplifers, too).

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Date added:Mar 23, 2006
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Jan 01, 2007 at 07:45 PM Author:
Cool! I like valve tubes but I have no idea how to operate them. I have the impression that these tubes are even better than todays transistors and ICs..is that true?




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Dec 26, 2008 at 12:57 PM Author:
older is usually better.




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Dec 26, 2008 at 04:44 PM Author:
Tubes suck a lot more juice than transistors and ICs. And if the heater filament burns out, the tube is shot. These days, its hard to find replacements. BUT, electronic appliances built 40 years and longer ago were made better to begin with, so they tended to last longer than today's stuff. Tube amps that were used for music reproduction provided a much richer sound, especially in the lower frequencies. In a sense, they were better.
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