Can anyone help me identify these tubes?

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  1. PeeCee

    PeeCee Member

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    Hi,

    I'm a longtime lurker, but new poster. I recently purchased an old tweed bassman with these power tubes. Can anyone help me identify what they are...

    ...they sound great!

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  2. BCJek

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    I, for one, don't SEE any tubes. Can you insert or link to the photos..?

    Cheers, Michael
     
  3. Timbre Wolf

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    :agreeIt'd be easier to help with a little clue, such as a description - a photo would be dandy! Tung-Sol 5881 would be the classic original for a late-'50s tweed Bassman.

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    Heres the pic. Bob

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    :huh I guess you're helping post the photo, then, Bob?

    Well, those are strange looking tubes. They remind me of the Visseaux-like Russian 6L6G that often show up with other brand names (such as "Brimar") - they definitely have the same style innards. But the base on those is black, and is wider than the glass.

    My guess is Chinese origin. Zeroing in on the getter will help i.d. country origin: is it a cup-shaped getter?

    Weird ones, for sure.

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  6. Blue Strat

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    Yeah, those funny getters scream CHINA!.
     
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    Those mica spacers on the top and flashing on the bottom are tell-tale signs. The square foil getters are another dead giveaway, but there are also lots of Chinese tubes with the Ruskie style saucer getter.

    If the flashing on the top is any indication, those tubes have seen better days... the one on the right is particularly bad.
     
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    Yes I "helped" lol! I right clicked the X ,pasted it in my browser and got the the site the photo is hosted on. Clicked on it to enlarge it then right clicked on it and copied its properties. I then posted the photo here! Easy. ...sort of... Now what are they? Russian?Bob
     

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