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Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by 190, Jan 24, 2009.
I currently own 2. Both are labled "Super Scout". 1 is built using 4 ea.- 6KV6A's driving 8 ea. - 6JE6C's (all tubes are matched Sylvania's from RF Parts), & the other 1 has 4 ea. 6JE6C's driving 6 ea. - 6LF6's (all tubes are matched, tall bottle GE's). Tubes in both are NOS, hence their home in a display case! The 10 tube started life as a 4 driving 4, but was sent back to the amp builder to have bigger Xfrmrs added & sockets changed, etc., etc.
190, I'd bet you're asking because of the current auction on ebay...., his claimed wattage output of 1400 is kinda high for a 4 driving 4, but you know how wattmeters are. Plugged into a 30A service, my 12 tube Scout does 1400, & the 10 tube will do 1800. I figure my Bird43P & 55's Bird (in his shop) are pretty accurate.
Anytime I see an "unmolested" Scout for sale, I try to snatch it up! I was going to bid on the amp, but I think the ebay police killed the auction.... ,
Just my 2 cents....
It reminds me of years ago a CB'er was using a Dosy meter. He had a JB12 and was driving it into a Varmint XL 75 mobile amp on a power supply. His meter showed 160 watts total. We hooked a model 43 Bird up. His JB 12 did 12 watts and the whole setup did 25. He got so mad he ran us away from his house and did not talk too much on the radio after that. It really hurt his feelings.
Spent all my $$$ on a 43P Bird & 5 slugs... a Hickok 800A (MINT!), B&W 1.5Kw wattmeter - oil filled dummy load, US Navy Cap. checker
Owned a "feel good" Dosy (the 1000?) & after seeing the dif. between it & the Bird... threw the Dosy away!!
Remember the "Wish sandwich"? 2 slices of bread & you... ha ha ha...... "wish" you had some meat! Bow Bow Bow! (Blues Brothers)
Wannnna' 'nother biskit??
I have one of the smaller Wizards but its all I need. 550 Average 1800 or so pep if ya push it. Hes got some that key 5000 or so.
Hey B.C.- RRRRRRUUUBBBEEERRRRR bis-cuit?
I've seen some long-nosed Sub'er'bans running Wizard boxes that say "55 built steel". Mr. Clean... is 55 & Wizard the same guy?
I remember drooling :drool: over his white Chevy van right after John (55) had just finished building it. After seeing what he could design/build in the way of an industrial grade, commercial service mobile radio station .... I wouldn't waste a second dropping BIG $$$ (if I had any) to buy from him!!
The "Smart ones" know that it is always better to "Caddilac" your amp, & that's why we... um..., they always sound "10-8 & GR8!!"
BTW - Mr. Clean... which tube you running?
I can remember a friend having to have 2 seperate watt meters....
A Dosy if he was selling...
A Bird if he was buying...
I wonder why?