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Tektronix tube O-scope


 
3/6/2004 12:44 AM
AlChemIst Tektronix tube O-scope
Hey guys, I have a chance to pick up an old Tektronix tube oscope, that somewhat works for cheap. It's about as big as a 20"TV set. Would there be any worthwhile parts in it(trannies, etc), or would it be worthwhile to not hack it up and resurrect it?
 
3/6/2004 12:49 AM
AlChemIst
Just looking at the inside, I see a bunch of amperex, rca, and ge tubes (preamp looking, at least), at least 1 I can see is a 12AX7...
 
 
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3/7/2004 7:21 PM
anonymous
could be a nice scope i wouldnt part it out until i did some research.
 
3/6/2004 5:30 PM
Mark Lavelle
I stripped one a while back and 1/3 (or more) of the tubes had amp potential. Definitely grab the sockets, too. The PT is ridiculous – you could use it, but it'd be at least twice as big as necessary and have about 5 times as many leads as you could use.  
 
I saved the knobs & pots, too, but I have doubts they'll ever get used – lots of linear ones, with unusual values (for amps).
 
3/8/2004 4:52 PM
Steve Conner
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Yup, those old scopes are cool :) Just be careful with the PT, many of them have a winding that gives out 1500 volts or more.
 
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