Earlier this month I wrote about the Stubb's BBQ for 1,000 down at Union Rescue Mission http://la-economy.blogspot.com/2010/10/bar-b-que-for-1000.html and the 6th L.A. Ampshow.
The 65 Amps press party on the two new amps in my post where there are a lot of photos posted as well at http://la-economy.blogspot.com/2010/10/weekly-wrapup-in-few-photos.html
Moving on to the tube info.....
These are two sought after classics. The GEC KT-66. KT stands for kinkless tetrode as a side note. The tube is interchangeable with a 6L6 but is a very different tube with very different response and tone. More lows and lower mids is one way of looking at things. Bigger is a words some use to describe the tone.
A typical GEC KT66 will have about 10mA more plate current at the same plate voltage and bias than a typical (spec) 6L6. This means they are not plug and play, a bias check and adjustment is a good idea.
Some amps that use the KT66 in the music instrument world utilize ultra-linear output transformer circuit designs. Most high end audio amplifiers that use this tube do the same. An ultra-linear output transformer is not a requirement. These tubes sound huge in amps such as Fender amps from the tolex and black face eras.
Moving on to other activties this last month.
The month was busy with things like the L.A. Ampshow, the press conference at 65 Amps, consulting work on new amp designs and there were a lot of folks in town from out of town who I took around and showed the sights. Those things changed the basic nature of my general activities but in a nice way.
The month of October was a busy month for the folks at Union Rescue Mission. Andy Bales wraps up the month with this video. A lot of very cool things happened this month. I will try to get some statistical data to post later or perhaps ammend this blog entry.
Please consider sponsoring a Thanksgiving table this holiday season. It costs just $36.80 to provide Thanksgiving dinner for a table of 20! Your gift not only provides a delicious holiday celebration, but an opportunity to transform lives.
Thanks to donated food and wonderful volunteers, it only costs $1.84 to provide a hot meal to our guests here at URM. And this Thanksgiving, we’re planning a mouthwatering menu complete with turkey, stuffing, buttery mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and pumpkin pie heaped with ice cream!
But the nourishing meals that you help provide are just the first step. By making people feel truly at home for Thanksgiving, they begin to relax, open up and find hope again.
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I did a bit more than typical this month. Last Sunday I shot with Jason King and Fabrizio Buschini over at www.moorenmoore.com Jason broke a firing pin return spring which was fixed in the field. Jason is the head fellow behind http://www.internationalsportingclays.com
It is really a numbers game - smoke and mirrors. After 26 weeks the first wave are no longer counted as noted in this piece - Initial and Continuing Claims Fall -
99ers: How Many People Have Run Out Of Unemployment Benefits?
Parents Told to Dump Disabled Kids at Homeless Shelters
Homeless camp near Hollywood Bowl is dismantled
Some of my posts on twitter which reflect some of what I am involved in:
36 Ind. unemployment officers to have armed guards - People getting a bit more angry?
From my friend Andy Bales of Union Rescue Mission - we share cell phone food shots
Better shot, Myles, of 5 lb. Ribeye roast cooked in crock pot for my birthday! http://twitpic.com/30kokc
I had a bit of a cold for a few days (which is still with me at this time) so I took life a bit slower in the evenings. I compiled over 300 food shots into a slide show. These shots are from the last two or so years, from about September 2008.