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In Reply to: RE: Pin Straightener - Do I Need It? posted by erik on May 14, 2020 at 07:16:42
Yesterday pulled the trigger and ordered one from Decware, I think they take returns. Gotta see what it does really, bought a preamp lately which uses 8 tubes, so plenty of rolling is going on, some tubes are too tough too insert, others too lose, so I guess I'll find out if the thing will help.
The biggest problem I encounter is that Russian tube pins are slightly narrower and hence don't make good contact unless I bend them slightly outward. Other than that I don't touch the pins much and let the socket straighten them out.
But I would think that this tool was for mil-spec applications. Home audio doesn't rise to that level.
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