Flea Market, Yard Sale, Pawnshop And Local Finds 2019

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  1. jimytheassassin

    jimytheassassin Well-Known Member

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    That’s an awesome haul. I’ve definitely learned a lot from seeing what you’ve been finding at these flea markets and events. I think this year I’ll be on the look out for bench test equipment and a better meter in addition to supplies. FWIW I think I found that great tube site you mentioned long ago in another thread but I’ve been on the fence about making an order or waiting for a good flea market. They definitely have a few hard to find types I would like to try


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  2. mozz

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    Was that the one in Texas?
     
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    Well due to forecast rain on Sunday, i had to head out early today. Hit a few yard sales and church sales, nothing. Went to the usual flea market and found a nice tube caddy for $20, it's extra large and will come in handy.


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    Found this navy blue Cort Strat copy at a yard sale yesterday and picked it up for $10. May use it for a project or flip it.
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    mozz Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Yes, of course i was out hitting yard sales today. Bunch of original Rolling Stones albums for 50c each, even a bootleg called stoneaged. Ampro film projector extension speaker with a 12" P12P alnico Jensen from 1957. $20 Had to poly the cabinet due to extreme mold. More to come hopefully sun-mon.

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    Mozz - looked at one of those Ampros for years for a project until I got an old Supro amp to scratch that itch. Those are cool though, fun to upcycle
     
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    Is that Jensen 16 ohm like so many more I’ve seen on eBay? I’m headed to a flea market this Friday and half hoping I’ll find one similar at a good price even if it’s 16 ohm. I sort of want one at 8 ohm but if the price is right , a new coil and cone isn’t unreasonable


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    Yeah 16 ohm. I do have 2 more from Bell and Howell projectors, 16 ohm also. They will work with the right amp. Like you said, if they blow up you can get them reconed at 8 ohm and up the wattage to 40-50 instead of the 15-20 they are now.
     
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    mozz Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    UhSaturday find, which I need like a hole in the head, late 60's, Farfisa organ compact deluxe, $30, can't even play but I don't care. Now I can make more weird pink Floyd and doors noises out of the garage.

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    You find the coolest stuff!
     
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    Well I was up in the air about fixing the Farfisa. There's little plastic links from the keys to the contacts, few different sizes. 95% are there, other few are missing or rigged up with wire. It is actually a perfect project for a 3d printer, if you can make a profit selling enough of them it maybe worth it. 17 seperate circuit boards, few wires are cut, extra wires added on.

    Choices were to repair it or strip it. Seems overwhelming to repair. Parts wise it's a goldmine. 170 transistors, germanium, that's a lot of fuzz boxes,rangemasters,and tonebenders. Full of mustardcaps, if you seen old marshals and others, you know what mustard caps are.

    Found some schematics, not the exact model but fairly much the same.

    Got bored and unbolted the power supply, 1 hour later it's got new caps, selenium rectifiers swapped, and done. Other large board has some big caps, that's next. The 12 tone boards, filter boards,vibrato, only have small caps so I'm not touching them unless there's note problems. Will have sounds by June 1st, hopefully.

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    no pictures, found a sx strat.. 60.00.. didn't have anything really that had a stock strat sound and found a set of tex mex that were cheap, already had a grah nut
    wired up a harness.. sounds sweet
     
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    I went to an early season antique show near me in Bouckville NY today. The big one later this summer will be easily 4x larger in vendor numbers. Still I spent 3+ hours walking around. I found one tent early on with some tubes that interested me (6v6gt, 5y3gt, and a few others) but they wanted $5 a piece for questionable pulls. I passed on that “not-a-deal”.

    The same guy had a filament transformer but no idea what it was. $2 cha-Ching. 117v 50/60 primary , 6.3v 1.2a secondary. Diode test passes. (I bring my meter with me). He Even said to me afterwards I don’t even know what that thing is. Then I showed him the ratings stamp right on it LOL. But I actually pray that the people selling the stuff have no idea so it’s cheaper. He was happy it was gone

    Another tent had a bazillion worthless (to me) tv and radio tubes that looked very picked over. I spent time checking any box that looked unlabeled or unloved. No gold. But in the pulls I found
    West Germany made 6gh8a
    Tung Sol 5963 (12au7)
    Two 6gk6, one with gold pins Korea and Japan made.
    And a very unlabeled rectifier by Motorola I’ve determined it’s probably a brown base military 5R4gyb. I didn’t have one of those. Cooool.

    All in all I spent $5 and $3 on a hot dog for a fun afternoon

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    Hard to remember all the 4 digit military numbers, sometimes i just look for the dual triodes. Ef86 look different. El84, 6gk6, 6cw5,are all taller 9 pin, little fatter. Other numbers i have memorized, 6973, 5881, 6267,7025 7027. Old octal triodes, 6sl7, 6sn7, 6sc7. Other tubes are worth flipping on ebay, lookup bad boy 6sn7 (2 hole and 3 hole plate versions). 45's, 2a3's, 6b4's. I have tube lists and transistor list on my phone.

    Tomorrow going to a estate sale, " guitar building supplies" was in the ad, i could see a fender tube head, 2 mesa cabinets and 2 ampeg cabinets so hopefully they have no idea what they have.
     
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    Good Luck ! The ampeg amp cabinets would definitely grab my attention around here. I have had my eye out for salvage parts (stove top knob, logo, corners, feet and dog bone handle hardware). My Gemini project took a back seat to other projects once I got it essentially working. But like so many others, still on my mind .

    Ya with tubes, the many military and European numbers are too vast. I need to make a list like you mentioned for quick reference.

    Cool fact about the 5R4GYB that I scored. They are in most respects on par with the 5u4gb but with a 2amp filament. Although the regular 5R4 variants may only use 4uf of filter input, the GYB can use 20uf. So for a tweed deluxe style, it could be a nice in betweener to the 5y3gt and gz34


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    Remember reading about that 4uf limit. I actually think that was for the rating at 50,000ft, for which that tube was made. I have used them off and on with at least 22uf and never had a problem. 5v4 is another i use when you want to bump up the voltage from a 5y3.
     
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    Nah...leave it just like that. It's got "Battle Scars And Character". :)
     
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    Good point on 50,000 feet. That gives me the chills thinking about it. Tonight I popped the 5R4gyb into my tweed deluxe and gave it a spin. I’m thinking I should take some voltage measurements sometime soon for kicks.

    Hey so not exactly flea market but I couldn’t help myself and picked up a TV style cabinet with legs off the curb today, near my home. I think it may make a perfect home for my silvertone/Magnatone/estey amp. We will see


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    Morrrrr stuff. No flea market today, this was from radio Hamfest in the great town of Bloomsburg PA. 1 hour drive for me. Not shown is the Squier Champ 15, for $5 a nice small practice amp.

    Lexicon delay pedal, i think it's from a PCM42, i'm sure someone on Ebay is looking for one.


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    Kay R-8 rhythmer, can't wait to try this thru a 4x12, i can hear the wife yelling now.

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    5 guitar slides, $1, how could i pass that up. Figures i just bought some last month from Aliexpress too.

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    Coiled blue guitar cord, i think Jimi used this, if you know what a old Kustom blue sparkle looks like, this is it. The guy had 10 crates full of cords, guitar, speaker, din, all types, he tried to sell me everything for $15, so much it wouldn't have fit in my trunk, should have bought a few 18/2 cords for speakers though.

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    Some more electronic junk.

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    More test equipment from the early 60's, the Hp 200c audio generator does have a Mullard 5AR4 in it so that makes the entire trip worth it. Old scope has 30 -40 germanium transistors (equivalent to another lifetime of fuzz pedals).

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