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Replacing tubes the same for everything? Dynamics Processors (HW)
Old 15th September 2011
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Replacing tubes the same for everything?

So I found this tutorial with pictures about replacing tubes on the ART Pro MPA 2 (that's why this site rules)>:

##Manual/How to [Pictures]## Changing Tubes in Pro MPA 2

This looks like a fairly simple and straightforward operation, but my question is, would this tutorial be valid for other types of tube gear? I mean, are the tubes in other types of tube gear this easily replaced? Is it like computers where this type of part replacement is fairly standardized? Do they all just connect using pins at the bottom like this?
Old 15th September 2011
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So I found this tutorial with pictures about replacing tubes on the ART Pro MPA 2 (that's why this site rules)>:

##Manual/How to [Pictures]## Changing Tubes in Pro MPA 2

This looks like a fairly simple and straightforward operation, but my question is, would this tutorial be valid for other types of tube gear? I mean, are the tubes in other types of tube gear this easily replaced? Is it like computers where this type of part replacement is fairly standardized? Do they all just connect using pins at the bottom like this?

yes , at least in all post 1960 equipment...
Old 15th September 2011
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Yep, it's a very easy pop and swap. One thing to mention, is that you want to install it without getting any liquid or oils from your skin on the tube. They tend to get very hot and can explode. It's not always going to happen, but it's one of those precautions worth taking if you're fronting the bill on the tubes.
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Yep, it's a very easy pop and swap. One thing to mention, is that you want to install it without getting any liquid or oils from your skin on the tube. They tend to get very hot and can explode. It's not always going to happen, but it's one of those precautions worth taking if you're fronting the bill on the tubes.
Good advice, use the exact same precautions you would use when changing an automotive headlight, etc.
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Yep, it's a very easy pop and swap. One thing to mention, is that you want to install it without getting any liquid or oils from your skin on the tube. They tend to get very hot and can explode. It's not always going to happen, but it's one of those precautions worth taking if you're fronting the bill on the tubes.
although good advice in general it doesn't really matter with preamp stage tubes like the ECC83/82 variety. They don't get anywhere near as hot as a amplification stage tube.
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