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Alembic F1-X question

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Melvin7822, Sep 29, 2004.


  1. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    I really wanted to try an Electro-Harmonix 12AX7EH with my F1-X, but they are just slightly wider than what can fit into the tube shield. Anyone know of any way, I could get one to fit?
     
  2. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    I would try buying the alembic a few drinks, maybe sweet talking it, and probably some K-Y :p
     
  3. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
  4. IvanMike

    IvanMike Player Characters fear me... Staff Member Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    sorry, i couldn't help it
    honestly, i've never opened mine so i'm unfamiliar with the layout
    alembic customer service is very good - give 'em a call

    but i still think if you bribe the preamp it might help ya out. Try a diamond.
     
  5. AlembicPlayer

    AlembicPlayer Im not wearing shorts

    Aug 15, 2004
    Pacific Northwet, USA
  6. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    But wouldn't leaving the shield off expose the rest of the components on the board to dangerous heat? Also, how do you even take the shield off?
     
  7. Hi, the shield pushes down
     
  8. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    Yeah, but that doesn't take the shield off. That just exposes the tube so you can check to see if it's lighting up.
     
  9. Melvin7822

    Melvin7822 Supporting Member

    May 11, 2004
    Broomfield, CO
    I just received a reply from Mica Wickersham:

    "You need to remove the tube, pull the shield to the normal installed position then use pliers
    or similar to collapse the tube and fold it in on itself until you can free it. "
    - Mica

    There you have it folks. :smug: