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    Choices in rectifier tubes for VTA?

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    RichJB603

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    Join date : 2010-05-10

    Re: Choices in rectifier tubes for VTA?

    Post by RichJB603 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:08 pm

    You have put tubes through a dishwasher???? I can't imagine this is a very good idea....

    anbitet66

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    Join date : 2009-12-23
    Location : Valley Stream, NY

    Re: Choices in rectifier tubes for VTA?

    Post by anbitet66 on Mon Sep 20, 2010 3:53 pm

    Admittedly, I thought that was better than trying to wipe the years of dust off and risk removing the markings on the glass. A dishwasher was new to me at the time, so I didn't see a problem with using it. It realy did a great job, just that I ended up with generic looking tubes in the end anyway. And octal tubes are probably not a good idea to use this method unless you have lots of time to spare to adequately let the base dry.

    JunkyJan

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    Join date : 2008-12-09
    Location : BC, Canada

    You can wipe the lettering....

    Post by JunkyJan on Mon Sep 20, 2010 4:16 pm

    For what it's worth, you can wipe the lettering off the new (New Sensor) genalex KT66 / KT88 tubes as well - after a couple of hundred or so hours of running... Seems the ink/paint graphics degrade because of prolonged exposure to heat.


    -- 'Jan

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