Just kidding. I don’t grove, ever.
At the last PNW synthfest I was hooked up to a universal power supply that was not supply enough power for my setup. My assblaster was hit with rolling blackouts resulting in a dead filter tube when i got home. I’d suspected that the rest of the tubes had fared no better but finally got around to replacing them this weekend.
Other than the fact that i bought the wrong tube for the VCO, I’d need to change a solder bridge to make the one i bought work. But that’s what i get for ordering vacuum tubes during my lunch break at work.
The biggest change i’ve noticed with the new tubes is the pulsar. Its a lot louder and more noticeable. The filter feels different. Not better or worse but different. I have a little more control over the filter resonance before it goes into crazy self oscillation . But that’s about it. Over all it was definitely a well spent 18 dollars.
I was playing around with the oscillator in the asslblaster seeing how well i could get it track and recorded this. Just mucking about with the VCO CV in and Fiter Freq CV in. The answer was not very well. It tracks but I’m sure with how much precision and I’m not sure I really care.