1. SatelliteAmps

    SatelliteAmps Member

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    Had a customer bring in an old Silvertone 1336 amp, that needed help. Popped open the back, and found this:

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    Had to take them out and shoot a picture so everyone could see them:

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    Didn't realize Sylvania made GAY tubes. Good looking, nice sounding tubes.
     
  2. Timbre Wolf

    Timbre Wolf GoldMember Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Man, oh man - you guys gotta get with the times. Don't you know, when it comes to tubes, it takes all types.

    The "Y" on that tube designates a yellow base, on a 6L6GA tube. The GA followed the 6L6G in development, and is a smaller glass. Next was 6L6GB, then 6L6GC. Most of these "GAY" tubes are made by Sylvania, but I've got 'em made by National Union (NU, but not Nu-Metal) too.

    Those are great tubes, and are highly sought after by certain HiFi enthusiasts.

    - Thom
     
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  3. SatelliteAmps

    SatelliteAmps Member

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    So, are they labeled NU-GAY?

    This has been a running joke the last two days, so I figured I had to post pictures.
     
  4. evacuated

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    I have 8 pairs of those babies in JAN boxes.... :phones
    They are nice tubes..
     
  5. onemind

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    Not that there's anything wrong with them
     
  6. BarneyFife

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    They look like a happy couple.
     
  7. u12drag

    u12drag Silver Supporting Member

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    ^^ Nice Seinfeld reference.
     
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    I gots terrible images in my head. Remember the old joke about the loudest thing in the world, two skeletons on a tin roof ...........
     
  9. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    Those are Military-Spec JAN tubes. I guess the "Don't ask, don't tell" policy wasn't in effect back then.
     
  10. Bonenut

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    The "Y" is a military spec for the base material, brown micanol (low loss)which is supposed to reject RF interference too IIRC.
     
  11. JJman

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    They may be "gay" but at least you can see thru the glass at the tops.

    Uncircumcised tubes are just wrong.........gay or not.
     
  12. GearHeadFred

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    I have this pair of RCA 6L6Gs.. I'm nervous about putting them in my Super clone with 460V on the plates.. What is the word on what these guys can take?? RCA tube manual says 360V IIRC.

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  13. eugenedunn

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    Yeah.... just saw another reference for around 360 volts..... Can ya drop B+ with a different rectifier?

    RCA's are pretty studly, but 460 V sounds a bit too high.
     
  14. Timbre Wolf

    Timbre Wolf GoldMember Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    360 v. is where I'd hold it - that's what my sources say. I do know they work in Fender's original tweeds, which came out pre-6L6GC. So, whatever those '50s tweeds threw at 'em, I'd call that enough.

    - T
     
  15. eugenedunn

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    Those are beauties though...... hmmm, what could you use 'em in? Dang, I love them RCA's.......

    I've got a matched pair of 6L6GC blackplates in my Allen Old Flame..... they TOTALLY chewed-up, spit-out and stomped-on the Sovteks that were in there when I bought the amp. Good luck with those, Bwana!
     
  16. Timbre Wolf

    Timbre Wolf GoldMember Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    You could use them in a Richter 5E7+ (tweed Bandmaster-inspired), but I prefer my Ken-Rad 6L6G in that instead of RCA:
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  17. thesooze

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    Bbaaaahhahahahahaha
     
  18. GearHeadFred

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    No shortage of 6L6 porn here tonight!!!
     
  19. eugenedunn

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    You know, 6L6's are just a "gateway tube", leading to harder stuff........

    Let's see some slutty KT66, KT77, KT88, 6550's... \(^o^)/
     
  20. Timbre Wolf

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