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hewlew1

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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:18 pm

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This is a picture of my two monoblocks I built at the fest. My question is does the amp on the left look better with the gold tube guards or does the amp on the right look better without?
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Don

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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:22 pm

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Can't tell from the picture. Send them to me for an upclose and personal inspection and I will get back with you. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Personally, I like the gold tube guards because of the gold faceplate on the front. Ties the two together and gives it a more upscale and classier look.

Where did you acquire those? Are holes already there in the chassis to mount?
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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:34 pm

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I give 3 stars because I like the idea of protecting the tubes, but I don't like the bars... A machined aluminum block, similar to the Silver Tube Amp series would look better...



Just my .02
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Snoop65

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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:35 pm

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I like the amp without the guards.
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Chauss

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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:38 pm

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rah

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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:47 pm

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Another With
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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:47 pm

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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:53 pm

Re: opinions

Don wrote:
Where did you acquire those? Are holes already there in the chassis to mount?



What Don said - :)
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Chauss

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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:56 pm

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Cabinet drawer pulls....a little birdie told me. :D
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WhackJob

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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 5:59 pm

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Another lucky SOB!
I can only dream of what you fellers experienced...

Enough of that. :-({|=

I like the tube guards - I think they have a true classic look! =D>
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hewlew1

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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:02 pm

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Yes they are cabinet drawer pulls. I aquired them at either Lowes or Home Depot cant remember which. As far as the holes go I will need to drill holes to mount them, now they are just sitting there for the purpose of this poll.
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frankieD

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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:18 pm

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Harry, they look good but if you need to drill....all that work?

I just don't know.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

P.S. It was great meeting you & hangin' out.
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Zoot Horn

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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:24 pm

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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:27 pm

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Post Thu Sep 22, 2011 7:23 pm

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Without. I like sleepers and the sound these offer will let folks know what's under the hood.
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