Carverfest Tube amp-pulled a fast one on my son, Matt

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Carverfest Tube amp-pulled a fast one on my son, Matt

Post by Don » Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:55 pm

OK guys, for those of you that attended Carverfest and those that didn't, my son Matt was very excited (as were all of us) about the tube amp build. As some of you may be aware, he was glued to that table for two very full days. Was beside himself when Bob C. gave him a high 5, after checking out his amp as "perfect." =D>

I asked him to stop by after work and unload the heavy stuff we took to Carverfest, including the Marantz 2270 receiver, Dynaco speakers and tube amps we built. We would use the pre-amp section of the 2270 and the Dynacos' to check out our tube amps we built and make sure nothing rattled loose from the ride home to Florida.

He diligently unloaded everything and was anxious to hear his new build. 8-[ I said let's hook up mine first. He made all of the appropriate connections. He fired it up after set-up and hit the lights. We let the tubes start turning orange and hit the play button on the CD player. Viola. Sounded very nice. =D> Listened to a couple of cuts on my new build.

I said OK, let's take mine out of the loop and put your tube amp in for a listen. While he is swapping out tube amps, connecting speakers and interconnects, I secretly turn the balance control all the way over to right channel on the Marantz receiver. :rolleyes:

I tell him to turn everything on, I hit the lights, wait for the tubes to glow and hit the play button. Even though the room was dark, I could feel the disappointment on his face as the sound came only from 1 channel. :( (I was having a hard time containing myself) Lights come back on and he starts double checking interconnects, speaker connections, tubes, etc. :shock: Talk about a frown on his face. :( I am cracking up inside, but still maintaining a straight face. :lol:

Finally I said, a wire must have shook loose from the drive home. :-k I asked do you want to post pictures of the bottom on the forum and if they can't figure it out, we may have to ship it to Bob Carver? ](*,) I told him I was really sorry because I knew the amout of time he spent on the build. I was really having a hard time from busting out laughing. :lol:

Long story short, after staring at the dumbfounded look on his face for a few more minutes, I said or you can also check the balance control. :lol:

It was a classic moment a Father just had to share. :D
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Re: Carverfest Tube amp-pulled a fast one on my son, Matt

Post by OconeeOrange » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:07 pm

I hope he told his Mom on you. [-X

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Re: Carverfest Tube amp-pulled a fast one on my son, Matt

Post by kingman » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:14 pm

After the bidding war which backfired on you and this I think the 75 is inching closer and closer! :lol:
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Post by Snoop65 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:29 pm

That was cruel!!!!!!! Lol!!!!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Carverfest Tube amp-pulled a fast one on my son, Matt

Post by Don » Mon Sep 19, 2011 7:42 pm

kingman wrote:After the bidding war which backfired on you and this I think the 75 is inching closer and closer! :lol:
Double O writes:
I hope he told his Mom on you.

Kingman,

Yea, you bailed too fast on me! [-X [-X [-X :lol: :lol: :lol:

Double O,

She wasn't home at the time, so I am safe for a while. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Carverfest Tube amp-pulled a fast one on my son, Matt

Post by Jag_97470 » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:01 pm

Wow, I think Matt should kick your ass!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by engtaz » Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:35 pm

So what was his response to you little joke?
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Post by Don » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:10 pm

engtaz wrote:So what was his response to you little joke?

Roy,

I believe you understand the dynamics of our family. Matt and I are always pulling this kind of stuff on each other.

To answer your question, his response was "that was a real good one Dad" and gave me a high five while laughing.

I am waiting for his retaliation, of which I am sure will be a good one also.
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Re: Carverfest Tube amp-pulled a fast one on my son, Matt

Post by engtaz » Mon Sep 19, 2011 9:12 pm

Yes I understand. I keep my kids honest also. =D> =D> =D> :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Carverfest Tube amp-pulled a fast one on my son, Matt

Post by jjptkd » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:32 pm

That's a good one!! :lol: :lol: I can imagine the feeling he must of had! :lol: :lol:
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Post by Mr. M-500t » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:39 pm

Original ! =D> =D> =D> Poor Lil shit.................................... :lol:

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Re: Carverfest Tube amp-pulled a fast one on my son, Matt

Post by beemers417 » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:29 am

That was wrong. Shame on you. I love it! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Chauss » Tue Sep 20, 2011 11:54 am

=D> =D> =D>
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Post by tinpan » Tue Sep 20, 2011 1:48 pm

OMG, the poor guy, that was heartless. Hope you can dodge the gremlins till next year.
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Re: Carverfest Tube amp-pulled a fast one on my son, Matt

Post by frankieD » Tue Sep 20, 2011 3:46 pm

On behalf of Matt, let me say what he cannot (being a good son) say.






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