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    Quote Originally Posted by zontar View Post
    one thing it wont do that tube amps will do is have the tubes wear out--I'e heard some guys like the sound when the tubes wear out--some don't--so that could be a good thing or a bad thing.
    Good point, ZT. So maybe future generations of this tech will have trim pots or software to "age" the tube to the user's taste.
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    I think I'd miss hot toasty odour that old Fenders give off after a long gig. Maybe they should add that smell to these new components.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doublewah View Post
    Good point, ZT. So maybe future generations of this tech will have trim pots or software to "age" the tube to the user's taste.
    I'm sure somebody's either working on it--or trying to sell someone on it.
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    Power Tubes

    Preamp tubes last a very long time. American made ones almost forever.
    If they want to have something astounding they should make power tubes that last forever and make it so you can swap them out. I love tone tasting power tubes.

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    I was waiting for JJ to weigh in here.


    Good points, JJ. I agree that what this tech needs is to be able to service the millions of amps already out there; not just make a bunch of new amps for the kids.
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    I'd like to see these new units built with the correct pins so they could plug in, in place of standard vacuum tubes. I'm not sure if that's practical, given the voltages in a tube chassis, but it's the difference between an interesting curiosity that a few will buy if it's incorporated in new amps, and a stampede, as vintage amp enthusiasts flock to a source for replacing drying-up and increasingly expensive vacuum tube supplies.
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    I am old. I have many american tubes.
    They will outlast me.

    JJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    I'd like to see these new units built with the correct pins so they could plug in, in place of standard vacuum tubes. I'm not sure if that's practical, given the voltages in a tube chassis, but it's the difference between an interesting curiosity that a few will buy if it's incorporated in new amps, and a stampede, as vintage amp enthusiasts flock to a source for replacing drying-up and increasingly expensive vacuum tube supplies.
    That's exactly what I have been saying here.
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jammin'John View Post
    I am old. I have many american tubes.
    They will outlast me.

    JJ
    Please put me in your will.

    But also, please stick around on this planet for a very long time.
    I bought a relic'd guitar because I liked the way it sounded. Then I refinished it because I didn't like the way it looked.

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    Thanks. I'm tryin'. It's harder every day.(now there's a good sexy line).

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