Short for Vacuum Tube
, a device used to drive amplifiers until the advent of transistor
s. A tube works like a flood gate, except with heat. A small heater
in the base warms up, while a gate like mechanism opens and closes depending on the input signal. As heat goes through the "gate", it is turned into electrical energy. Tube slots must be biased
, which determines the voltages seen by the tube. Only guitar amps still use tubes (as well as some bass amps, mic preamps, and other pro audio devices.)
Though a true discussion of tubes is enough to fill a large book, let alone a short definition, but here are some more common types of tubes.
Preamp: American name (European name) Other name
12AX7 (ECC83) 7025
STV had a whopping six 6550 tubes, producing 300w @4 ohms!"
Noun: A derisive and/or derogatory term for a Woman's vagina
Dahveed: "Yo Emy, why'd you break-up with Jackie?"
Emy: "I was tired of banging her tube"
Dahveed: "Hey that brode
is so hawt
I wanna fuck her tube"
I feel like watching the tube
Idiot, innocent fool -- particularly a teenager.
Scots origin Glasgow urban slag
"See him he's a pure tube man !"
translates as "That chap is a proper fool"
Senator Ted Stevens's vision of the internet
The internet is not something you just dump something on. It's not a truck.
It's a series of tubes.
fuck the tube, I have a car.
What the internet is made up of.
The internet is not something that you just dump something on. It's not a big truck. It's... it's a series of tubes.
Medical shorthand. Totally Unnecessary Breast Examination.
Female, 19, mild foot pain. 5ml sodium pentathol. TUBE.