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New Mapleshade tube dampers (Read 519 times)
Crazy Bill the Eel Killer
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New Mapleshade tube dampers
09/27/17 at 02:57:38
 
Hello all,
Just ordered six of these babies:  

http://shop.mapleshadestore.com/Grounded-Brass-Tube-Crown-with-Infrared-Coating/...

3 for the SE84CS and 3 for the ZP3.

Anybody try these and your impressions ?

Cheers,    Crazy Bill
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Re: New Mapleshade tube dampers
Reply #1 - 09/27/17 at 14:00:17
 
They sure look neat.

Where do you plan to ground them too?
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Re: New Mapleshade tube dampers
Reply #2 - 09/27/17 at 16:16:16
 
I was very surprised to see such a thing.  I wasn't aware of the problems it says it corrects, and my first reaction was "really?".

But then again, im a gadget junkie.  I'll be waiting to see what your impression is of these things.  Thanks for posting this!
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Re: New Mapleshade tube dampers
Reply #3 - 09/27/17 at 16:36:10
 
I've used their previous tube dampers, which worked about as well as the tube dampers from Herbie's Audio Lab but were more hazardous to the tubes than Herbie's, so I went on to use Herbie's. . . .
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Re: New Mapleshade tube dampers
Reply #4 - 09/27/17 at 17:29:15
 
I don't know about the EMI aspect but how do brass screws against glass act as a vibration dampener?  I'd be afraid they would rattle.
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Re: New Mapleshade tube dampers
Reply #5 - 09/30/17 at 13:32:24
 
screws against glass and the extra weight on the pins... i don't know.

i've experimented with the herbies (like his design better) but always end up taking them off.

seems like the sound gets toooo sterile for me.  guess i like a little distortion/vibration!
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