Vacuum Tube magazine, published quarterly
(this is *NOT* a ‘totally snobish audiophile’ mag!!
The editor/publisher, Charlie Kittleson, has been a gigging guitar player!)

In every issue there is a tube that is ‘featured’: history, use (HiFi, or Guitar amp), it’s conception (sometimes) it’s evolution, who made it, who’s making it, and other useful info.

There are also product reviews of the latest, or past, HiFi or Guitar amp gear.

Tech tips: some info on electronic components, and test equipment, and how to get the most out, and maximize your tube gear.

Issue 1

-tube reviewed: 12AX7 (GREAT article!!!)

-article: Tube Screening, how to spot bad tubes and how to evaluate the good ones

-and several other interesting articles

Issue 2

-tube reviewed: EL34 (GREAT article!!!)

-article: Guitar amps - learn about how to get the best guitar tone

-article: tube matching: get the best sounds from your amp

-and several other interesting articles

Issue 3

-tube reviewed: WE300B

-article: Audio test bench: DC meters

-article: Dynaco Stereo 70 mod

-and several other interesting articles

Issue 4

-tube reviewed: 6L6 (GREAT article!!!)

-article: review of classic vacuum tube manuals

-article: Audio test bench: AC meters

-and several other interesting articles

Issue 5

-tube reviewed: Bendix Red Bank Tubes: US military tubes

-article: guitar amp book review

-article: rectification for guitar amps (GREAT article!!!)
(my personal all-time-favorite VTV article! -Ron/Uncle Spot)

-and several other interesting articles

Issue 6

-tube reviewed: 6550 and KT88

-article: book review - "Tube Lore" (GREAT book!)

-article: the Randall amplifier project

-article: the audio test bench - Oscilloscopes

-and several other interesting articles

Issue 7

-tube reviewed: 6DJ8 and other frame grid tubes

-article: the Peter Jensen (speaker) story

-article: the audio test bench - Oscilloscopes -part 2

-article: ceramic capacitors

-and several other interesting articles

Issue 8

-tube reviewed: EL84 (6BQ5)

-article: RCA tube manufacturing

-article: the audio test bench - distortion analyzers

-and several other interesting articles

Issue 9

-tube reviewed: 211 and 845

-article: Ampeg SVT history

-article: the audio test bench - distortion analyzers -part 2

-and several other interesting articles

Issue 10

-tube reviewed: 6V6

-article: Maxi-Matcher review (GREAT tube matcher!)

-article: the audio test bench - distortion analyzers -part 3

-and several other interesting articles

 

Issue 11

-tube reviewed: 6SN7 (octal preamp tube)

-article: Richardson electronics

-article: VTV listens to capacitors

-article: the audio test bench - power supplies

-and several other interesting articles

Issue 12

-tube reviewed: 2A3 (the mother of high fidelity)

-article: Allen guitar amp kit review

-article: guitar amp book review

-article: the audio test bench - impedance measurement

-and several other interesting articles

Issue 13

-tube reviewed: 6L6 shootout, 20 types tested for guitar amps

-article: interview with Paul Klipsch (Klipschhorn speakers)

-and several other interesting articles

Issue 14

-tube reviewed: 12AX7 shootout,  tested for guitar amps

-Internet Lies and other Hype (exposing those that should *not* be on the NET...)

-and several other interesting articles


Go to Vacuum Tube Valley to order some of these back issues:  V.T.V.

Last updated: 2 October 2000