View Full Version : Favorite current Production 6L6
08-03-2007, 02:00 PM
I tried searching for this info on the forum but nothing came up. There are quite a few choices, Groove Tube Black Plate, Ruby, TAD, Winged C. What do you like and why ? Thanks
08-03-2007, 02:10 PM
I like the Winged C, but I have only tried those and the JJ. The JJ were just a little more cold/sterile feeling to me. The Winged C has clarity and big bottom end, but still has a vibey feel. Power tubes are so nebulous and subjective though, they only make a slight feel, headroom and EQ difference to my ear.
08-04-2007, 10:58 AM
08-04-2007, 11:07 AM
I like Winged Cs, but I blew up a pair in my Super (5F4) so I'm back to JJs. If I can't trust them, I can't use them. I DID like the sound.
For new production and to my ear the "Winged C". Good Luck!
08-04-2007, 12:14 PM
I've had good results with GT 6L6 GE's.
08-04-2007, 12:17 PM
I've sold MANY Winged C and JJ 6L6s. For best tone, WC wins my vote in most amps by a slight edge. JJ is a little darker and "chunkier" sounding to me.
As for reliability, I find a lot more problems with the JJ during initial testing than I do with WC. That being said, after I weed out the bad ones, the long term failure rate seems to be similar for both types with WC having a slight edge.
08-04-2007, 01:48 PM
Winged ''C" IMO, very nice 6L6. The JJ 6L6's are not bad though...
08-04-2007, 02:31 PM
I'm using Winged C's in my Super Reverb and I love them.
my vote is for the tad short bottle.
08-04-2007, 04:39 PM
Winged C's are great and in fact thats whats in my Twin Reverb right now, the TAD tubes are nice as well (both the tall and short bottles) I have also had decent luck with the Sovtek's...
08-04-2007, 04:47 PM
So far, TAD short bottles are my favorite, but I haven't tried the WingC
08-04-2007, 09:25 PM
I done some research and for fender amps, I hear nothing but great things about The TAD.http://thetubestore.com/tad-6l6wgc.html
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