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#77 The Vacuum Tube Fez

It’s the audiophile’s thinking cap!
radiotron The perfect fez for those evenings spent relaxing at home listening vintage radio programs as you bask in the warm glow emanating from an antique radio while sipping a nice single malt… or streaming online music while you work late, under the sterile glow of florescent lights, while guzzling stale coffee. Look, what I’m saying is whatever your situation, it can only be improved by wearing a fez. This week’s fez is a design that has been picking at the back of my brain for years. The vacuum tube was one of the earliest requests I got when I started this project but I was never quite sure how to approach it. I knew I wanted to do it but it just kept getting pushed to the back burner. Now, finally, after many requests and even more delays, I am thrilled to present the Vacuum Tube in all its threaded glory. This design is based on the RCA Radiotron 807 vacuum tube from the 1940’s. With a name like Radiotron how could I resist? The 807 also had the sort of detail and shape that just screams vacuum tube to me. I did decide to take a little liberty with the colors to improve the contrast. The trickiest part was creating the illusion of glass and after mulling it over many, many times I think I’m finally happy with the end result. Since this particular fez is already spoken for, I thought we might make this one available for the next week as a pre-order. So if you are interested in getting one of these head on over to the Fez of the Week page at the website and put your order in. We’ll start making these once the pre-order closes next week.
$55 plus the usual stuff

3 comments

  • Duane Starr

    Rocked this fez at the Sunday BBQ at the home resort. Everyone loved it.

  • Duane Starr

    Love this fez, wear it when I’m listening to my Wavac MD811 SET amp. (Single Ended Tube) It uses 811a tubes but they look a lot alike. She who must be obeyed approves as well so I’m stoked.

  • Paul Zdepski

    …don’t forget the Tube Amplifier crowd among guitar players.

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