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I could not help myself

Post by mbskeam » Fri May 06, 2011 10:59 pm

some times you just have too say, "what the hell why not"
and a why not I did....
ever since I saw the adds for the silver 7's and 9's way back when, I have wanted a set....
with those being a bit out of my price range.....
I got what I think maybe the best next thing......



picked these up this last Tuesday,.....
meet up with Bob and went over to his secret lair.....
the 1st thing I see is tubes, tubes, tubes, every where....
cool too say the least....
had a chance to enjoy a bit of music with Bob and the 305 amps
and his mythical Citation I Tube Preamp playing, it sounded sweet,
I still can not get over the sound that the tiny crm 2's produce
after this we went to the lab, and watched as Bob did his magic,......
looking over his shoulder, as he did the final touches to these amps was worth the wait to pick them up.....
the man is a blur as he goes about testing these to the specs he is looking for....
these have KT88's in them right now, going to give them a whirl for a while.....
got a few of the smaller tubes to try out on the gain side.

waiting on the C19 that is coming next week till I hook these up....
then it will be off to the races..... \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ \:D/

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Re: I could not help myself

Post by jjptkd » Fri May 06, 2011 11:26 pm

SWEET!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: I could not help myself

Post by Scarabeo » Sat May 07, 2011 1:02 am

Looks like you DID help your self - Two a pair of the GREATEST amps being made and sold right now. =D> =D> =D> Why you lucky little guy, You!!!
BillD, You will be forever with us! RIP until we meet again on the other side...

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Re: I could not help myself

Post by engtaz » Sat May 07, 2011 2:14 am

Sweet Mike. Congrats you dog. You bringing them to the Fest?

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Re: I could not help myself

Post by TNRabbit » Sat May 07, 2011 4:24 am

WOW~ congratulations, Mike! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>

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Re: I could not help myself

Post by helicopterpilotdoug » Sat May 07, 2011 4:37 am

Those are beauties!! =D> And you had the opportunity to spend time with the Master as he finished testing them! You are a very fortunate man!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D>
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Re: I could not help myself

Post by stevek » Sat May 07, 2011 5:12 am

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Re: I could not help myself

Post by BrianT » Sat May 07, 2011 6:31 am

mbskeam wrote: these have KT88's in them right now, going to give them a whirl for a while.....
got a few of the smaller tubes to try out on the gain side.
Mike well done, they look so nice in Black.

If you are going to play with the controller tubes, try these out http://psvanetube.com/wordpress/?page_id=12
I changed the 12AX7 and the 12AU7 (grade "A") what a big difference it made.

Best $200.00 upgrade.

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Re: I could not help myself

Post by kingman » Sat May 07, 2011 6:32 am

Congratulations Mike!!!! Hand delivered by the man himself...it just don't get no better than that!!!!! =D> =D> =D>
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Re: I could not help myself

Post by Zoot Horn » Sat May 07, 2011 7:48 am

Congrats Mike-- beautiful amps--enjoy. =D>

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Re: I could not help myself

Post by Mr. M-500t » Sat May 07, 2011 8:34 am

Very nice Mike. Congratulations. =D>

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Congratulations, Mike!

Post by treitz3 » Sat May 07, 2011 9:10 am

Atta boy.
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Re: I could not help myself

Post by Don » Sat May 07, 2011 9:42 am

Congrats Mike! =D> Let us know the differences betwwen these and the 75. :-k Inquiring minds, like Kingman and I want to know. 8-[ Is there tubes in our future? #-o
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