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post Nov 15 2010, 06:31 AM
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These are some pics I posted on another post, but thought I could start another thread with them.

Simply put, tubes are beautiful. The dancing of blue electrons in a glass bottle during the pitch darkness of night is mesmerizing. Tubes are a marvel of the Industrial Revolution, now relegated to history books... except in the world of guitar players.

If you have any pictures of beautiful tubes, please share them on this post.

To get the best results here is what you will need:

- A tripod: The camera must remain absolutely motionless
- pitch darkness
- long shutter opening: I used 30 seconds on these pictures, but use what ever works for the conditions
- wide aperture: I used 2.8, because thats the widest it would open on my camera. Remember, the smaller the number, the bigger the aperture.
- I don't remember the ISO I used, but the lower the ISO, the more saturated and less grainy the pictures will be.

Edit: These pictures were taken when the amp was played at low volumes with a mediocre camera. If you get the tubes blazing hot and have a great SLR camera, you will get amazing results, much better than what I got smile.gif







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post Nov 15 2010, 07:05 AM
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Sick!!! I want to try this, I just need a nice SLR camera first. smile.gif


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post Nov 15 2010, 07:46 AM
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QUOTE (Brandon Earman @ Nov 15 2010, 01:05 AM) *
Sick!!! I want to try this, I just need a nice SLR camera first. smile.gif


You don't really need an SLR to take these pictures, but an SLR will get you better results. All you need is a camera with adjustable aperture and shutter speeds. In fact, these pictures weren't taken with an SLR, its just a regular Sony Cyber-shot.


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post Nov 15 2010, 12:09 PM
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Beauuutiful pics indeed man smile.gif

I take it they are from the amp you reviewed, I'll add them to the knowledge base review, which I'm going to make now cool.gif


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post Nov 17 2010, 01:24 AM
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I agree, tubes look awesome! biggrin.gif Love the way they glow smile.gif


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post Nov 17 2010, 01:43 AM
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QUOTE (Ivan Milenkovic @ Nov 16 2010, 07:24 PM) *
I agree, tubes look awesome! biggrin.gif Love the way they glow smile.gif


Ivan, if you ever get a chance, you should take some pics of those glowing EL34's in your HIWATT, we would all love to see them smile.gif


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post Nov 17 2010, 02:01 AM
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Sure thing mate, as soon as I have the chance smile.gif


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post Nov 17 2010, 03:35 AM
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Awesome man.. need to try that. Tubes are definitely beautiful and sounds awesome. smile.gif


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post Nov 22 2010, 08:10 AM
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These glowing tubes are in a Peavey Valveking head. I took these pictures for a review I'm about to write on said head, and decided to share them on this thread.

One thing I noticed is these tubes are a lot brighter than the tubes in the Ultra Plus. This leads me to suspect that the tubes in the Ultra Plus are really old, and are most likely the original ones from the manufacturer. Looks like its time to change the tubes in the Ultra Plus biggrin.gif











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Mojo: Hammer of Odin and a pair of Ox gonads
Inspiration: Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Zero to Hero: 1,387/10,000

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post Nov 22 2010, 11:50 AM
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Nice pictures man!
Tubes are beautiful indeed !


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