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About fenrirlupus

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  1. Yeah, i've sort of lost interest in the forums ever since the Epiphone forums were combined with the Gibson forums... but I don't have anywhere else to talk about new tubes. The people at The Organ Forum only talk about old tubes and there's some audiophile forum that I'm sure wouldn't care either.
  2. I believe those are being made in china... Don't doubt that they're being made on the old machinery though. The reason i'm interested in Ei's situation is because they used to make tubes under the phillips license. If that means their machinery is the old phillips machinery from holland, I have some tubes made on that. [they're in my Hammond organ... 1962 M-103]) Yeah, well... I'd test anything NOS that has been tested on a new amplitrex tester... http://amplitrex.com/at1000.html (now if only I had the money for that thing, I'd buy tons of tubes off eBay...)
  3. Macs type é more easily. Or É if you want...
  4. Macs with mice right click. They have for quite a while now... But yeah, 2 fingers on a laptop.
  5. http://www.chattanooga.gov/ordireso/Resolutions%202006/24938%20Accept%20Westrex%20proposal%20for%20sale%20of%20ABB%20Com%20Bldg.pdf Westrex had bought Ei, and now they're making an R&D facility in Chattanooga. According to a wikipedia conversation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk%3AVacuum_tube) someone had heard that this site will be using the tooling purchased from Ei in serbia. If this is true, we can pronounce Ei dead. Although I doubt western electric would ever make anything but hifi tubes, it'll be interesting to see how this turns out.
  6. This only applies to 50-year-old designs. For example: the lace alumatone's (sp?) output cannot be measured by resistance.
  7. Scroll down after watching the embedded youtube video to see which was which. http://thetoneking.com/wp/tubes/ Post how many you could guess, and wether or not your perspective was changed about NOS tubes... I guessed the 6L6 right, and didn't bother guessing which one was the mullard... the differences sounded insignificant to my ear between the new el34 and the NOS el34.
  8. A couple of 'em actually... First one would be less offensive to the typical forum poster... I want a Normandy aluminum archtop from their custom shop, with a wenge neck, 24 fret ebony fretboard, graphtech self lubricating nut, locking grover rotomatics, a stetsbar with at tonepros bridge with graphtech saddles [i know, the stetsbar moves the bridge so the strings don't rub against the bridge, but I can still break strings with strumming... not to mention, the only place the gold plating is rubbing off my agile as-1000's hardware is the bridge saddles, so if I get black saddles, that can't happen], and either lace alumatone pickups or Q-tuners, both are good pickups. The finish would be anodized black, and it'd have gold hardware... black pickups (if they're Q-tuners, black winding instead of the red) and gold pickup rings. [note: asked them about everything but the pickup rings, they'll be able to do it. Just need funds.] The other one would be an ed roman semi hollow... Seeing as ed is so anti-gibson and anti-socialist, some people may take offense. This ed roman guitar would have the most awesome custom inlay ever, and will probably be insanely expensive because of that... but the woods are certainly in question at this point... thinking of an ebony fretboard and walnut top, but the back and neck are gonna be something I haven't decided. Maple would probably make it a bit TOO bright, and i'm thinking of having him do a hippie sandwich with a maple back and a wenge center, not sure of the neck. Neck will probably be bolt in (not on, in) so it'd seem wrong to do wenge neck too... then again, it's not a sin to bolt the same kind of wood to itself, so maybe i'll go ahead and do it. Same potential pickups as the aluminum guitar. Dunno what else, i'll probably get broke twice if I get the above guitars... EDIT: the inlay I mentioned would be like stained glass, and I would forbid the use of abalone or MOP. I think abalone and MOP look too gaudy. I want to depict something with the inlay, which I will not mention, because I want to be the first person with the inlay that I'm planning on getting.
  9. http://www.jldguitar.net/warped_tops/fixtop.html hmm if i get an acoustic, something like that would be nice... no warpage...
  10. I think gibson's pickups are overpriced, i'd go for seymour duncans if I were you.
  11. they have some toneclones transformers sold individually for champs.
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