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 #86696  by strumminsix
 Tue Sep 14, 2010 6:46 am
Tennessee Jedi wrote:If you were buying an amp and the seller said it had " no tube shields " what would that mean ?
Would the amp still work ?
Does this need to be fixed 1st ?
Me stupid
Thanks
:D
Means you'll never get "Jerry Tone"

Preamp, shields, you can buy them for about $20 for a set.
 #86704  by hogan
 Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:22 am
They are just the aluminium sleeves that go around the preamp tubes.
They do not effect the function of the amp. They are there to protect the tubes and some would argue they offer some emi/rfi shielding. I've run lots of amps over the years and couldn't hear the difference one way or the other. Putting a set on your tubes is as easy as turning your wrist.
 #86707  by strumminsix
 Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:43 am
LOL, TJ! Just the preamp shields, dude! I've run an amp that was missing one for a year then noticed it was gone. Put one on and never saw a difference!
hogan wrote: Putting a set on your tubes is as easy as turning your wrist.
And take it from Hogan, he knows alot about turning turning his wrist! :lol: :lol:
 #86709  by hogan
 Tue Sep 14, 2010 7:52 am
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