Phenolic glass rods - should I feel guilty?

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Re: Phenolic glass rods - should I feel guilty?

Post by Reedling » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:12 pm

I also cannot get rid of the decks, amps and speakers etc.... but that is another story Muscavado. :Wink:

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Re: Phenolic glass rods - should I feel guilty?

Post by Muscavado » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:49 pm

I did, and so regret it :Cry:

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Re: Phenolic glass rods - should I feel guilty?

Post by Reedling » Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:54 pm

The one thing I regret moving on was my Quad valve amps and pre amp.. :(

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Re: Phenolic glass rods - should I feel guilty?

Post by Muscavado » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:45 pm

Reedling wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:54 pm
The one thing I regret moving on was my Quad valve amps and pre amp.. :(
A Quad valve amp? Wow, I feel your pain.

Happiness was 100 watts of, "All along the Watchtower "whilst enjoying one of those herbal cigarettes. :Thumb
Now it's bloody rap and Hospital appointments

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Re: Phenolic glass rods - should I feel guilty?

Post by Shed_Monkey » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:34 pm

Muscavado wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:51 am
I agree, if it's a good 'un keep it and use it. After all remember what happened to record players and vinyl :Wink:

John
Hi John,

It's had a temporary reprieve - I've re-whipped the loose ring in keeping with the rest of the rod and it can have a place in the rack for the time being... but when/if I need those rings for something more worthy I think it may have to be sacrificed.

Cheers
Steve

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Re: Phenolic glass rods - should I feel guilty?

Post by Jeremy Croxall » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:36 pm

Shed_Monkey wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:34 pm
Muscavado wrote:
Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:51 am
I agree, if it's a good 'un keep it and use it. After all remember what happened to record players and vinyl :Wink:

John
Hi John,

It's had a temporary reprieve - I've re-whipped the loose ring in keeping with the rest of the rod and it can have a place in the rack for the time being... but when/if I need those rings for something more worthy I think it may have to be sacrificed.

Cheers
Steve
That's a very sensible and well considered solution to your dilemma, its good to talk......

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Re: Phenolic glass rods - should I feel guilty?

Post by Catfish.017 » Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:37 pm

I have one of those 'boot sale' early glass rods too. The tapers were rather slow giving a soggy action as if constructed from chewing gum as Bill Taylor said in his book Bream Fever! I've also got my Dual deck and Mordaunt Short speakers from 1981. The NAD amp went when I almost electrocuted myself trying to pin down a tricky fault!

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Re: Phenolic glass rods - should I feel guilty?

Post by Rod » Sun Jun 10, 2018 10:23 pm

I am sorry to revive this thread, but was reading through some older ones, two things I would like to comment on. The first is about glass boot sale rods, I seem to accumulate these, whilst looking for some cane, what I do is stand them in the corner till I cant get anymore in, then work myself up to stripping them all in one go, that way I only feel miserable once :Chuckle:
The second thing is about valve amps, in my younger days, being in electronics, I used to maintain the equipment of a rather large mobile disco, and loved the quality of the sound put out by valve amps, so much better than the emerging transistor ones, except when a drunken bloke, wanting to request a particular song, would slop his beer over the amp, as you can imagine the tubes didn't like it one bit, this happened a number of times, so the DJ/Owner had me change then all over to tinny transistor ones, I never found out what he did with those amps, which made me miss them all the more.
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