며칠 전에 우연히 알게 되었습니다. 그걸 모르고 미국서 주문해서 쓰고는 했었습니다. 운송비까지 생각하면 세배 정도의 비용이었습니다. 이렇게 좋은 품질의 진공관 소켓이 우리나라에서 만들어지고 있다는게 기분 좋네요.
Belton 홈페이지에서 바로 구매가 가능합니다.
기타 앰프에서 V1이나 Pi에 진공관을 바꾸고 이미 알던 소리인데도 놀랄 때가 있습니다. 좋은 관이 정말 많더라구요. 푸시풀 앰프에서는 그 선택의 폭이 넓은데, 저는 트위드 챔프나 프린스톤과 같은 싱글 엔디드에서는 항상 2가지로 좁혀지더라구요. 그 중 하나가 Amperex i6 입니다.
왼쪽에 있는 애는 1960년 2월, 오른쪽은 1959년 9월입니다. 마침 이 시기에 패키지도 바뀌고 Buggle Boy 로고도 바뀌었습니다. 버글보이 로고는 몇가지 있던데 그렇게 열심히 본 적은 없네요.
두개 모두 i61입니다. 당연히 𝛥(delta) Heerlen 생산품이구요. 제가 쓰는 캐쏘드 바이패스 캡도 그렇고 필립스, 그 중에서도 홀란드 덕을 계속 보고 있습니다.
암페렉스는 심지어 상태가 좋지 못한 앰프에서도 소리가 좋습니다. RCA 롱 블랙플레이트는 필터캡, 캐쏘드 바이패스 캡, 그리고 제일 중요한 스피커까지 모두 제대로 되었을 때 짐승같은 장작불 질감이 나옵니다. 늘 하는 얘기지만 얘들과 메탈 6v6, 혹은 6v6gt/g 조합은 살아있는 생명같습니다.
홀란드 공장과 멀라드의 블랙번 공장 좋습니다. 놀라운 i61, i63, i65를 다 만나봤고 어느 것이 더 좋고 부족함이 없지만 언제부터인가 이 Buggle Boy로고를 좋아하게 되었습니다. 관심이 전혀 없던 시절도 있었는데 결국 소리가 좋으니까 어느 순간에 각인이 되더라구요.
only the speakers I got so far and the cab will be done in a month give or take. they are 5″ alnico speaker Fisher branded. the frame looks like Oxford and I believe they came from Oxford.
It’s Monday, the weekend is over and I’m glad another day has almost finished. The days now get longer and time flies by so incredibly fast that I feel I am getting old too quick. What have I done with my life the past few years? How does it come that I end up like a wooden shipwreck on the ocean’s bottom? I don’t know. But asking myself this question every morning when I get up from this old uncomfortable mattress. So tired that I wish I could sleep forever and not waking up again. Yes, it feels exactly like this.
Last year I lost simply everything, car, insurances, my small apartment including furniture and all other stuff due of being too kind to somebody who took advantage of me. I am not highly educated nor skilled in professions, that’s why I’ve had worked my entire life so far, since I am 15, as laborer on construction sites. Could not build up savings. Now with 34 years my back, hands and knees are done from this work. Had to move to my mother’s & sister’s apartment for a short time, both had to move to my sister’s father because of his disability he needed help in his everyday life.
So, I was homeless almost three months at the beginning of this year. Slept in basements or abandoned buildings. What a terrible experience this was you can imagine for yourself. Now I have a small room for the nights and have to share the place where I am currently with others. Constantly seeking for small job gigs in this rural area, which is almost impossible because of no industry and demographic issues. Have been searching for help the past few months without any success. The truth is, I could ask all eight billion people on this planet, but no one would give me the needed help to end this nightmare. Which is understandable of course.
What can you do when you need help but there is no one who’s listening, no friends, since they left due of my situation, family has their own issues and cannot be of a help, if there is no solution? You accept this after a time, and just hope that someday in the near future all ends, and then you can sleep for eternity. It shouldn’t sound negative or sad but at this point I am no longer able to look forward. I do not see any future.
My only and probably last solution is moving to the next bigger city. Could work there as car painter and even make some good salary. But I cannot simply move or rent a small apartment, since I have nothing to go there. No savings to pay rental deposit, or to get a few pieces of furniture, to ride out the first few weeks until getting paid. No one will help you when you are in such situation as I am now, but I understand this totally. I have tried long enough to find somebody who is able to lend me a small loan for this move to a better future. It’s not about a handout, because I want to pay it back. It’s also about ending a nightmare and starting a new life, this is what organisations or banks do not understand.
So, I simply accept the fact that my life is done. Let’s be honest.. There is no option, any help or magic force that will grant you a wish. Life or the world in generally is not like this. I am not sad or depressive, because I have accepted my destiny and unfortunately we cannot change our destiny. I will be happy again when all has ended, and I can finally sleep. For eternity.