"e="Zoot Horn"]If you can find them,,, try some older RCA(some labeled Silvertone) blackplates-- of course there ain't nothin' wrong with Tele's[/quote]
I was digging through some tubes my neighbor gave me this evening from some old stereo his FIL gave him. I now have 5 vintage HAMMOND grey plate 6bq5s supposedly from the late 50s or early 60s. Can anyone help me identify them for sure? All I can make out is Hammond in silver lettering around the middle of the tube, a halo getter, grey plates and a white six sided plate below the getter. I have them in now....I'll let you know how they sound later.
btw, Mike Beam built me 2 fixtures for placing one OPT per amp on it's side to prevent field interference between OPTs. I don't know if that counts as a mod, but MANY thanks to Mike for the kindness,
Listening to Blow by Blow by Jeff Beck on the new to me Ariston TT. Sounds pretty damn good. I picked up the Jeff Beck, 2 Eagles LPs, The Babys and Sunburst Finish by Be Bop Deluxe, all for $9. Be Bop is next in rotation."
Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.
Tim deParavicini's E.A.R. Yoshino V20 Integrated Amplifier, Fosgate Signature Phono pre, Lucas Labs 12B4/OD3 LineStage, No. 50 and 51 Carverfest Tube amps, Hammond M3 tube amp, Rega Planar3 w/SME 3009iii tonearm, Grado Statement Master1 cartridge, Carver TX-8 & 11 tuners, Carver TD-12, Tascam CC-222mkII CD recorder, DBX-3BX & 200xg & 120x, CarverAudio ALV prototypes, Alesis Studio One loudspeakers, CarverFest 2015 speakers, Cambridge Audio Model 8s, The Carver Research DarkStar Sub and Stax Earspeakers.
THIS SPACE FOR RENT...helping the blind to hear, one valve at a time