Spring Retainer Touching Tube Damper

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princemanfred

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Spring Retainer Touching Tube Damper
« on: 10 Jan 2017, 10:16 pm »
Hi all! Does anyone know if I'll experience any issues if the springs of my tube retainers touch the dampers I ordered?

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Re: Spring Retainer Touching Tube Damper
« Reply #1 on: 10 Jan 2017, 10:49 pm »
I did not take my coffee yet, have any photo?
Why do you use a retainer?

princemanfred

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Re: Spring Retainer Touching Tube Damper
« Reply #2 on: 10 Jan 2017, 10:56 pm »
I'll have to get a picture of mine when I get home. Here's a picture of the same kind of retainer:



I use it because it came with the amp and I honestly don't know any better. I assume it's there since the tubes sit horizontally in the amp and Vox doesn't want them to wiggle loose. Should I just ditch them?

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Re: Spring Retainer Touching Tube Damper
« Reply #3 on: 10 Jan 2017, 11:15 pm »
This image is suffice, as guitar amps may suffer beats and vibrations at transport the manufacturer provided retainer, if the amp will not be thrown in a truck or transported as it happens in pro audio world I not even would use the retainer as it increase tube microphony. But its me, I could press the tubes once a month though.

jamesg11

Re: Spring Retainer Touching Tube Damper
« Reply #4 on: 4 Feb 2017, 04:47 am »
I took my retainers off when I got the dampers. Fiddly to do it, but all good.