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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by vickde, Apr 3, 2013.


  1. vickde

    vickde

    Jul 23, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    Musician's Friend Photoshopping tubes? Groove Tubes into crack?
     

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  2. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Probably either a photoshop error when dressing the product shots, either that or they are really careless and didn't notice the mislabeling when shooting. I doubt they sell you a tube with two different identification labels like that.
     
  3. Just plain tells you what you need to know about buying GT tubes ;) :D
     
  4. figuredbass

    figuredbass Supporting Member

    Jul 11, 2007
    NYC vicinity
    Ha! And the whole label is upside down too.

    Someone's been hitting the "groovie tubes"...;)
     
  5. coreyfyfe

    coreyfyfe Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2007
    boston, ma
    Depends on what amp it goes into.
     
  6. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik

    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    I have long had Groove Tubes label as, well not the kind of business I would do business with.

    They grade their power tubes using 1 number. When I want a tube set matched I want idle current, gain and emmisions, at the least matched. You can't so that with one number.

    I have been lucky enough to have enough real tubes. Made back when there was plenty of Thorium available for their manufacture. And plenty of talented people available to make them.

    Thank all that's good for the Colonel!
     
  7. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    Yeah but think about the headroom!!! :D

    Sadly I had to blow up the image before I could see the problem! :(
     
  8. ME TOO :bawl:
     
  9. LOL!! Man I'm not looking forward to getting old!!! :p
     
  10. Get off my lawn.....:p :D
     
  11. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    Yeah! Them garden Gnomes just keep invading!!! :)
     
  12. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    Besides, we ain't old - we just feel old!
     
  13. I can feel young......just might get slapped :eek: :p
     
  14. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    I STILL get slapped! :bawl:
     
  15. Yep! Not looking forward to that at all. :)

    Who am I kidding... With all this light weight equipment in the bass world I'm already like an old man. "this cab is too heavy!". "My back hurts when I play that 10 lb bass all night.". Time to buy new stuff!!
     
  16. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    There's always a reason for gas. heavy gear, beans, Molson 50....

    :)
     
  17. Steve Dallman

    Steve Dallman Supporting Member

    Age is just a number. Mine is a big one.
     
  18. beans-on-toast

    beans-on-toast Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2008
    I've come across tubes with incorrect labels. More often than not, a tube seller will mislabel a tube to rip people off by giving them something different than what they are expecting.

    Here are a couple of genuine mistakes, courtesy of Vacuum Tubes Inc.


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  19. AngusHasMoxie

    AngusHasMoxie Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Easthampton, MA
    Formerly endorsed by Carvin, Basson and Dimarzio
    Just so I'm not completely a moron, it's labelled as a preamp tube (12AU7) and a power tube (ECC83), right?
     
  20. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Ummmm................ We won't say anything, that's right, we're just going to bite our tongues! ;)
     

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