1962 Brown Fender Reverb Question

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The tube chart calls for a 6K6GT power tube.

Is this an odd-duck?

Any insight on this tube - is it "special" in some way?
 

Sweetfinger

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It is similar enough to a 6V6 to be essentially interchangeable in a Reverb but does sound slightly different and is cheap enough. try and see.
 

Powertwang

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I tried one in my brown 'verb unit and ended ordering an NOS 6K6, which sounded better to my ears. It's a landmark piece of gear; methinks it deserves to have the exact right tubes put in it.
 

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Yes, I have seen where some folks say the 6K6 and 6V6 can be swapped but I'd like to stick with the OEM spec I think.
 

vibrasonic

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The 6K6's are way smoother and rounder sounding in the 6G15's whether original or RI 6G15's. I find the 6V6's too harsh.
 

Gear-Junkie

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Stick with the NOS 6K6, Fender chose them for a reason. Theres plenty of them out there for reasonable prices.
 


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