Best 6L6 for "vintage" vibe?

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  1. radioboy950

    radioboy950 Member

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    For the tube dudes out there...
    Looking for ideas on the next pair to try.
    What would get your vote for a new prod 6L6 with a "vintage" vibe:
    *SED
    *TAD Short bottle
    *T-S 6L6GC STR

    6L6GC STR
     
  2. jazzwannabe

    jazzwannabe Supporting Member

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  3. Joe Perry

    Joe Perry Gold Supporting Member

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    I'm digging the Ruby's that are in my Pure 64 100 watter. They are the stock tube that Mark uses. Mine acually shipped with JJ's because he didn't have a matched quad at the the time and didn't want to hold the amp up. He later shipped me the Ruby's. I thought the amp sounded more robust with them. The JJ's made the amp sound and feel a little flat.
     
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    I just put a quad of SED winged C's in my '68 Twin. They replaced the original stubby bottle GE's (which still are operational, but mraginal).

    I think the SED's sound really good in the Twin.
     
  6. SuperReverb2

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    I have SEDs in my Super Reverb reissue (came stock believe it or not) and I have just installed them in my newly purchased 64 Vibroverb Custom. To my ears, the SEDs sound MUCH better than the stock GT GEs that were in the 64 Vibroverb Custom when I purchased it.

    :)
     
  7. earthmud

    earthmud Supporting Member

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    Another SED WC here. Sounds great in my vibrolux.
     
  8. RussB

    RussB low rent hobbyist Silver Supporting Member

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    better sed than ded

    a tube will give you the same "vintage vibe" as drinking a glass of expired milk will :)
     
  9. Lespaulsignature 74

    Lespaulsignature 74 Silver Supporting Member

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    I have a pair of SED's im my Germino Classic 45 and they sound great, I also have TAD's in my Custom Vibrolux and they also sound very good!
     
  10. jazzwannabe

    jazzwannabe Supporting Member

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    Where does TAD source its tubes?
     
  11. Daniel-San

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    I guess I better go get me some Sed's too, as they seem to be popular. I tried some Tung Sol 5881's, which did sound quite nice, but were running quite hot.
     
  12. Jammin'John

    Jammin'John Member

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    SED or Shuguang KT66's.

    JJ
     
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    slider313 Silver Supporting Member

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    Tung Sol 6L6GC STR's for me. They seem to be more transparent, with good note seperation, while retaining a tight bass and a smooth top end.
     

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