Aug. 21st, 2013

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I know this post is long overdue, but here it is!

Everything worked out fine and it is home safe and sound. The only issue was it was pouring down rain when i picked it up, and the rain would NOT let up! So, it got a little wet. Some of the finish was affected, but there wasn't much I could do.

All the tubes have been tested. All are good except for a few. here is the rundown...

My poor Jackson 648-1T got a very thorough workout!

6C8G 1 of 12 has a bad section. Heater does not light up on one triode.
6W7G 1 of 132 (Yes, 132!) is slightly weak, but probably will work just fine.
6J7G 1 of 3 has a Heater-Cathode short (one of the three is actually a 1620)
6J5 all 3 good, two are metal
6K6 2 good, one has broken key
5Y3 2 of 3 missing
5V4G missing

56 2 good
2A3 4 good
5Z3 good

All of the tubes have grease pencil markings of being tested previously. From the markings, it looks to me that they were tested on a Hickock made military TV-7 tube tester
I could have retested them on my own TV-7, but I feel the Jackson with its Gas/Grid Leakage test did just fine. Plus it has a sensitive short test.

The power supply has issues. I'm not sure what is going on with the wires coming through two of the rectifier tube sockets, but it needs to be sorted out.



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