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6L6's and different speakers in Swart AST

Jimmydeez

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Anyone using 6L6's in the AST? What are you getting that is different from the 6V6's?

I love my AST but I'm thinking about experimenting a bit. Might give 6L6's a whirl and possible switch the Mojo speaker with the Hellatone 60 I have laying around.

Looks like it may be a chore to change speakers though.
 

Tramp

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I usually go with 6L6's in any amp where I have that choice, but found I vastly preferred 6V6's in my AST, since sold. Simply put, I missed the amp's swampy brilliance. That said, I did like the JJ's in there, which arguably split the difference between the two tube varieties. Good luck with your quest!
 

trickness

Analog with a side of DSP
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I just put an NOS Bendix 5Y3 in my AST and man, does it sound great. Less clean headroom but way more tasty.
 

Jimmydeez

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I'm gonna throw some 6L6s in and see if I get a litle more low end thump.

Anyone try a V30 in an AST?
 




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