VIDEO: Randall Smith ~ Tube Manufacturing, Testing and ‘Tube Town’

by Boogie on May 10, 2013

in Mesa Tones & Tips, Tours, Uncategorized, Video

The Famous "Welcome to Tube Town" Sign Welcoming You to Tube Nirvana

The Famous “Welcome to Tube Town” Sign Welcoming You to Tube Nirvana (click to enlarge)

MESA/Boogie Founder, Designer and President Randall Smith walks us through Tube Town and explains the processes involved in Mesa’s advanced tube testing system – nicknamed ROBO-TUBE. Developed by Aerospace Engineers to our demanding specs, only the highest quality and most consistent vacuum tubes are tested, hammer-tested,  passed, matched and finally labeled with the Mesa Engineering logo and color code.

Randy explains some of the tests performed by ROBO-TUBE as well as some in-depth insights into vacuum tube construction processes. Enjoy!

Want some more info on Mesa tubes? You can read more about Mesa’s Tube Color Code System or read about the Differences Between 6L6s and EL-34s.


Mesa Tube Color Code Labels

Mesa Tube Color Code Labels (click to enlarge)

50's Tube Tester Ad

50′s Tube Tester


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Dave May 28, 2013 at 6:51 am

I Gots to say, I got a ROAD KING 2, and it is nothing but tone, all Mesa Tube Tone… LOVE IT!!


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