1962 Brown Fender Reverb Question

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  1. TELECOLLECTOR

    TELECOLLECTOR Astro Boy - who knew? Gold Supporting Member

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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?
     
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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.
     
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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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    Anyone know, if that tube usable in a BF Deluxe reverb too, instead of the 6V6's???

    Thanks!
     
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    TELECOLLECTOR Astro Boy - who knew? Gold Supporting Member

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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.
     
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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.
     
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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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