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RE: rectifier tubes.

I have a GE 5U4 tube in my main amp that I pulled from an early 1950s DuMont TV that was in use up until the mid 2000s, by an acquaintance's GRANDMother. He was my age, and I'm 62 now, so do the math.

This tube just keeps on going, and is currently playing Whipping Post. Gregg Allman, RIP.

That TV is still in my house. I gave him $50 for it. The tube alone is almost worth it, but I also have a quad of 6L6 from it, and I don't even know what else. I tried to restore it, and I had turned it on hoping for some sound, but nothing. I then broke both wrists the next day in a cycling accident and never went back to it. The schematic is still hanging in my basement. The 10kv in the flyback just scared the hell out of me so I never tried the video. And talk about messy wiring, it was all they could do to make these back then and get them out the door. Wasn't "The Honeymooners" on Dumont?



Edits: 05/27/17

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