Dating fender output transformers
Fr weitere Rhrensockel werde ich in einem separaten Gehuse unterbringen. Mit freundlichen Grssen aus der Schweiz Eric Kunz 6th of August 2017, Freddy Utschs u Tracer is working and he sent be some pictures of a typical first Beta test! After the little problem with the USB rs232 Converter(now I go directly to RS232 on my Systemboard) it works really great. On the front the power and the anode voltage LEDs are located.
For the different tube types I have built adapters to plug on the top in the banana connectors (you can see that for the EL156 tube).
In the photos you can see the beta version, using an old tube tester as socket panel, Bluetooth connection and a vintage computer.
Best regards Andreas 9th of July 2017, Antnio Gomes from Portugal did a first Beta test of his u Tracer.
On one of the photos in this socket is tested a Russian miniature triode 6? I bought the kit when living in the UK, then moved to Tasmania for a while where the u Tracer was assembled and tested.
It was only when I moved back to the UK that the case was eventually completed.
So it has taken a mere 3 years in all to complete the project but on the plus side I had plenty of time to decide on the layout I wanted.
I would have liked to use a thumbwheel selector switch similar to a Avo VCM, which I'm used to, but I wasn't happy with the ones that were readily available so I decided on this layout of sockets.