Vacuum Tube/Neon Lamp Preamp

While not specifically synth related,  this features a neon lamp multivibrator, ostensibly for the purposes of creating a suboctave signal to mix in with the straight signal.  In this device, it more or less just creates a different type of distortion, albeit a cool one.

The housing is from a fried computer power supply.

Youtube clips to follow shortly:

8 thoughts on “Vacuum Tube/Neon Lamp Preamp”

  1. great—ps—your photos are great, but please try to post them in a smaller size. I shrank these for you.

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    You can also place photos on the page by inserting align=”right” or align=”left” before the alt= tag.
    Don’t bother with the left/center/right buttons on the
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