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.
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RED MAZ 8 combo w/Scumback,'65 Ampeg Gemini 1,'68 Vibrolux Reverb,'77 Princeton Rev,'79 Orange Hustler,'75 Traynor YGM-3,Silvertone 1457.
im in hi fi crowd...hebies is a legit outfit with some good products...
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"Z" Steve: Great amps Frank those Hi Walts!
Jan 30, 2020 8:57:35 GMT -7
BritInvasion: That's a good one Steve!
Feb 1, 2020 9:01:39 GMT -7
runninwiththerevil (Matthew): Puking kid. Oh boy. Glad I was done jamming. Another three minutes and there would have been projectile on the Maz JR!
Feb 1, 2020 20:16:01 GMT -7
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Feb 4, 2020 6:45:42 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Whenever I see the phrase "clean pedal platform" I'm filled with sadness about the real tube amp joy that could have been.
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The Half Strudel: But my distortion pedal just doesn't sound good without a lot of headroom...
Feb 10, 2020 10:47:02 GMT -7
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Feb 14, 2020 22:03:58 GMT -7
walt: I almost bought a 50 watt HiWalt head back in 88-went to the bank machine and someone swooped in and got it first,it sounded great...
Feb 17, 2020 18:46:58 GMT -7
roscoenyc: I tried. Oh well.
Feb 27, 2020 7:07:44 GMT -7
T-R☼CK ♫: Come back when you get some 'spurence, son.
Feb 27, 2020 8:25:56 GMT -7
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