I've never tried any of the various tube dampers available since I've been lucky enough to not need them. I've had a little rattle in some tubes but not enough to really bother me. However, the Russian power tube in my MAZ 8 is irritating so I've been looking for a cure. I've worked on some amps that had the elastic rings on them and I couldn't hear much difference between them off or on. I've looked at some other options and decided on these: herbiesaudiolab.net/guitar.htm
I know they are a little pricey but my MAZ 8 only has one output tube. I just received it and will try it out later today. I want to give it a week or so before I give a review. I'm thinking another one might be good on V1 since I have a combo.
Edit: The link doesn't seem to be working so you will need to go to the site on your own.
Hey, this thing works so far. I need to get creative and figure out a way to get it and the tube retainer on at the same time though. Or maybe I don't really need the retainer.
Anyway, the rattle is definitely gone. This may be my imagination but the sound seems clearer too. Even when overdriven the notes of the chords have more definition. No kidding. Some in the hi-fi crowd swear by these.
im in hi fi crowd...hebies is a legit outfit with some good products...
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Jaguarguy (Mike): Hey Gary - Joe Walsh used a G12 65 in his Galaxie and it sounds great!
Mar 25, 2019 23:05:29 GMT -7
GuitarZ: So, I cranked up the privacy protection on my browsers, facebook, etc. I have to say I miss the music ads and such. I really don't need ads for watches and other random stuff. Maybe the internet knowing me isn't such a bad thing.
Mar 26, 2019 14:01:24 GMT -7
hayesgary307: hanks alot (Mike) I have been going through a Vintage 30 in a open back pine cabinet and through a Marshall 1936 C/B 2-12 I'll check and see what kind of speakers are in the 1936. I've had for a long time and I have forgot whats in it . Thanks for you help
Mar 27, 2019 12:06:54 GMT -7
Joey Beverages: hayesgary307 try a Z 210 or Z 410 with Galaxie ... also, yes the G1265 is most tasty and excellent
Mar 28, 2019 6:03:29 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: This may be a truism... when you work in a corporate structure, the worst decisions always come from the top.
Mar 29, 2019 16:26:10 GMT -7
Lefty: The fish rots from the head down.
Apr 1, 2019 13:26:26 GMT -7
TeeDawg: Bad Poodle..........truer words have never been said. Imagine what it's like working for NASA. This ain't the nasa that went to the moon fo sho.
Apr 26, 2019 5:59:08 GMT -7
brayks: I have been absent for waaay to long. hope all are doing well!
May 1, 2019 10:19:39 GMT -7
GuitarZ: I'm okay with the AARP letters. You're still living and breathing? What the heck am I to think when a funeral home sends me a free consultation offer? Ouch!
Jun 21, 2019 15:41:26 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: I bought airline tickets online... now every few days i get emails that read "Your trip is almost here but aren't you forgetting something?? You don't have trip insurance!" and i'm thinking..."is there something i should know about your plane maintenance?"
Jun 21, 2019 16:02:32 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Reminds me of buying my Honda. When they tried to sell me the maintenance package, I said "Is your car not reliable?" Long story short my wife teamed up with the sales lady to buy the maint package. Never again!
Jun 21, 2019 16:16:53 GMT -7