[rescue] I want a vacuum tube

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 09:51:12 CDT 2008

Oh, look around for 4-400 tubes.  They're big and pretty and a pain in the
butt to work with so they're usually cheap, $20 range and right about the
same size as the 3-500z.  I really like the perforated metal base above the
pins (holes for forced air cooling from below).

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 8:48 AM, Robert Darlington <rdarlington at gmail.com>wrote:

> If and when I kill my next 3-500Z tube, it's all yours.  I picked up a used
> one with no idea if it works or not which may have to be replaced with an
> new unit.  Check with me in a few months.  Used 3-500Z tubes typically go
> for around $100 on eBay unless they are stated as being dead.
> On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 8:38 AM, William Enestvedt <
> William.Enestvedt at jwu.edu> wrote:
>> Mike asked, "Big enough?" Heck, no! I want one of these:
>>      http://www.ominous-valve.com/images/bignix1.jpg
>>   And Bob & Geoff, your suggestions of a 3-500Z are spot-on: those
>> things are really cool.
>>   I think I will continue scouring Ebay (thanks, Bob), as the
>> Providence area has shown little evidence of surplus shops. Anyone who
>> comes across something in your basement, don't hesitate to drop me a
>> line.
>> - Will
>> --
>> Will Enestvedt
>> wenestvedt at jwu.edu
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