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Tim Daley(MI)    Posted 12-11-2018 at 07:53:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Who Remembers These?
  • Who remembers these? Back in the 60's/70's I recall walking in to any drug store and/or hardware store and right inside was a tube testing machine. Solid State was in its infancy then and soon IC's and SCR's replaced/overtook the vacuum tube in circuits. Still can't beat the screaming sound of a vintage MARSHALL, FENDER, or VOX tube guitar amp though.


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    Bob in KS    Posted 12-11-2018 at 11:40:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yup, just like trying to check a coil or condenser today. You can be pretty sure when one checks bad, but no guarantee if it checks good

    Frank (WNY)    Posted 12-11-2018 at 08:17:49 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I repaired TV's when I was in high school to support my ham hobby. I would pull suspect tubes and take them to the drugstore to check them and buy replacements. Later I found a portable B&K tube tester and then ran to Radio Shack to get tubes. Does anybody remember the gold plated pins on the Realistic brand tubes? They had a lifetime warranty.

    Dean    Posted 12-11-2018 at 12:00:55 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I remember both the drug store tube testers and the Realistic tubes with gold plated pine.

    I too, "repaired" many TV sets using the drug store tube testers.


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