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Someone please explain the tonal difference between these if you would....thanks
With what you said, could the 6CA7 be used as a substitute in myOriginally posted by aleclee
I'm not tube guru but IMHO they sort of split the difference between EL34s and 6L6s. In my Rake, compared to EL34s their cleans are more Fendery but they need to be pushed more to get that signature crunch.
Sorry, I was speaking sonically, not necessarily electronically. I couldn't tell you if 6CA7's heater current requirements are more like EL34s or 6L6s. I'm sure Joe M would be happy to let you know if they'll work in your amp.Originally posted by Mike K
With what you said, could the 6CA7 be used as a substitute in my 6L6 Two Rock Custom Reverb. I have a brand new matched pair of 6CA7's with no amp to try them in. It would be cool if I could try them in my 2rock.
Thats what I thought Jon. But when you look at the data sheets at duncanamps.com some of the ratings and application data between the EL34 and the 6CA7 differ a little. I don't know if the difference is significant or not.Originally posted by Jon Silberman
Isn't 6CA7 simply the European system designation for an EL34?