Nibbles wrote:It's a little know secret that if you remove the tube shields the amp will sound better as it allows the tubes to "breathe".
Just like when you take the mufflers and catalytic converters off a car. It increases performance. Cars and guitar amps are the same thing.
scootercaster wrote:In most cases, tube shields are not there to "shield" in any electrical sense.
They are intended to hold the tube still and keep microphonics in check.
They don't always work, but more often than not they do.
They are also a good idea for protection if the area around the tubes is too easily accessed by foreign objects.
As to whether they make any real difference in sound, I personally don't feel they do. BUT - if YOU can hear the difference, then that is all that matters. It won't hurt anything either way.
Play on and use your ears!
tommer wrote:obviously i am wasting my time here...
here we go with tube sockets again....
once didn't work, what makes you thing twice will ?
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