The difference between valve and tube

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by themickster, Dec 5, 2021.

  1. themickster


    Oct 4, 2015
    There is a difference between the valve and the tube. The valve has a sealed glass covering with electrodes inside and lets an amplifier make a tiny voltage big enough to drive a loudspeaker. The tube is an underground railway network in London.
  2. nmiller


    Sep 1, 2010
    Rocky Hill, CT
    I'm not sure what you've been putting in your amps, but the rest of us have been jamming subway cars in the sockets.
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Valves are for plumbing. :p
  4. themickster


    Oct 4, 2015
    That's why the inventor named them thermionic valves. They control the flow of ions, in the same way that plumbing valves control water.
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  5. themickster


    Oct 4, 2015
    Every one of mine is solid state. The only jamming I need to do is down the pub with my musical friends.
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  6. basscooker

    basscooker Commercial User

    Apr 11, 2010
    cincy ky
    Owner, ChopShopAmps
    Says you, OP.

    But when you go to buy something are you going to a shop or a shoppe? What's your favorite colour?

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  7. themickster


    Oct 4, 2015
    Oh I see. Valve and tube are nothing more than slightly different ways of swaying and spilling the same worm. I get it now.
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  8. Also high pressure hydraulics needed for robotic action.
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  9. True, but only one reminds you to mind the gap…
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  10. Ostie


    Aug 1, 2018
    Mid MI
    There are valves in the circulatory and digestive system, such as the duodenum and sphincter, but that may be too much info….
  11. mexicanyella


    Feb 16, 2015
    Troy, MO
    Spoken like a guy who has fine mesh instead of glass shielding him when he drives his car, and stows his gear in a tall work shoe attached to the back of the car.
  12. Black Out Jazz

    Black Out Jazz Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2021
    location is overrated
    Valves are for internal combustion engines. Except Mazdas...
  13. nmiller


    Sep 1, 2010
    Rocky Hill, CT
    Yup, every one of my subway cars is solid state too. That's the norm these days.
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  14. themickster


    Oct 4, 2015
    I have neither car nor automobile. Screens aren't always mesh, and boots aren't always tall, either.
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  15. ctmullins

    ctmullins fueled by beer and coconut Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 18, 2008
    MS Gulf Coast
    I'm highly opinionated and extremely self-assured
    Gosh, English is tricksy.

    We’ve been watching so much British cooking shows that we now habitually pronounce the “h” in “herbs”. But not so much that we’ve started putting the emphasis on the first syllable of “pecan”.
  16. db59

    db59 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2015
    tube/water slide
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  17. abarson


    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    I thought it was spark plugs that you need to mind the gap.
  18. mexicanyella


    Feb 16, 2015
    Troy, MO
    But the England/US debate about who talks funnier rages on.
  19. When riding the Underground, at each stop it is announced “Mind the gap!” Now, if they would do this American a favor, could they add “Look right before crossing the street!” would be a good thing.
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