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6V6 GT Wrap by Yukio Miyamoto

£ 49.00

6V6 GT Wrap by Yukio Miyamoto

It is generally received wisdom that thermionic tubes or valves deliver higher quality amplification than transistors - the sound warmer, more harmonious and natural. We have not spoken to a musician for example who thinks otherwise.

Thermionic valves, first conceived in 1904 by John Flemming in the cause of amplifying telephony signals, changed the world. Mr Fleming had his breakthrough moment while considering why the filaments of incandescent Edison lamps always failed at the cathode end. Apart from long distance telephony, and particularly transatlantic telephony, they delivered domestic radio and television and more latterly microwave cookers. All this and top quality music amplification. The very best amps that still use valves or tubes come from Nagra - around £65k for a pair and that doesn't include the preamp.

The 6V6 GT tetrode illustrated in 3D here can lay claim to being the electronic component with the longest record of continuous production; 1934-date. It's Robust and able to be highly over rated it is a common part of the favourite amplifiers of guitarists round the world: Fender, Gibson, Champ and Princeton.

Our t-shirts are unique for being wholly made with CoolMax freshFX. CoolMax is a patented fibre designed to wick perspiration and accelerate moisture evaporation, keeping wearers cooler and drier. This wicking feature of the fabric is made possible by micro channels engineered into the profile of and surface of the fibre. These channels are cleverly dimensioned to exploit the surface tension and capillary action of water. Being physical properties of the fibre, these channels endure and do not significantly diminish with wear or washing.

Antimicrobial (freshFX) treatment stops the propagation of odour producing bacteria. This is achieved by embedding silver salt crystals into the structure of the fibre. FreshFX treatment like the wicking is permanent and does not leach out with everyday use. These characteristics ensure the shirts remain cool, dry and odour free regardless of what you might do in them. Performance of the fabric is guaranteed through a certified and monitored manufacturing process.