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Tube Box DS, how do you get these friggin tubes out?

Postby mcgyver74 » 21 Apr 2017 00:23

So I picked up a matched set of 12AX7's to replace the stock tubes in my DS (I figure a little tube rollin is good :) ) Except, I cannot get the stock tubes out for the life of me. They have the heatsink on the tube, and it is EXACTLY the size of the hole the tube is in, furthermore you cannot grab onto the tubes at all to remove them....(they are recessed in the unit)

Does anyone know the magic trick to get these things out!??!
TIA :)
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Re: Tube Box DS, how do you get these friggin tubes out?

Postby mcgyver74 » 21 Apr 2017 03:46

Sorry that's a ProJect Tube Box DS
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Re: Tube Box DS, how do you get these friggin tubes out?

Postby sliceofhogan » 21 Apr 2017 06:20

Just open the casing.....
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Re: Tube Box DS, how do you get these friggin tubes out?

Postby Erin1 » 21 Apr 2017 06:32

A hammer? :x
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Re: Tube Box DS, how do you get these friggin tubes out?

Postby Ender Wiggin » 21 Apr 2017 08:49

Hi,
you need to unscrew the two pillars with the rings that protect the tubes. This will expose the tubes. Then you need just to pull them out, with care..
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Re: Tube Box DS, how do you get these friggin tubes out?

Postby sliceofhogan » 21 Apr 2017 11:44

sliceofhogan wrote:Just open the casing.....


A hammer, yes :twisted:
Sorry, Luca is right, i just checked. :roll:

You van add a tube safer and higher towers (or leave them off) if want to change them regularly.
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Re: Tube Box DS, how do you get these friggin tubes out?

Postby mcgyver74 » 21 Apr 2017 12:26

Thanks everyone,

Actually the things on the top are not the shields I am talking about, those come off with 4 screws easily, if you look down in the holes there is a heat sink glued to the tube itself (A thing with fins) I can get the tube to rise a bit in the hole by wiggling it slightl (but I don't want to do that too much since I don't want to damage either a pin or the socket) but since the heatsink is the same size as the hole and the tubes are sunk so far, I cannot get a strong enough grip to pull them up past a point :(
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Re: Tube Box DS, how do you get these friggin tubes out?

Postby theclosetguy » 21 Apr 2017 20:43

I have 2 of the tube SE's and yes its a SOB to get the tubes out. I removed the 2 Guards Then you have got to wiggle the tubes loose and pull up at the same time. I never used the heat sinks or guards again. Getting them in is even more of a challenge since the circuit board will flex as you push down.Feels like you're going to snap it . Not the best design for constant tube rolling. I just replaced the 12ax7's with bugle boys and called it quits.
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