Originally posted by JPenn
Can you use 6L6's in a SF Deluxe? Do you have to do any serious mods? Thanks
Hell if I had the cash for a Rambler I wouldn't be asking!!!
Originally posted by tonemandan
6. Then sell it and buy a Twin ( kidding!-by now it should be sounding awesome and much easier on your back than a Twin anyway )
Originally posted by johan
"4. Pull the first tube ( V1 ). It is for the "normal" channel which I assume you don't use. "
will this really increase the headroom? i think the opposite. it will give more dirt to the second channel, right?
The heater current may be an issue - although it doesn't seem to be, especially if a SS rectifier is used as well, which will reduce the power draw on the transformer. But oddly, the plate load mismatch is not an issue at all - because the stock OT ratio is incorrect for 6V6s into an 8-ohm load, and actually much closer to that for 6L6s.Originally posted by hasserl
Technically there are reasons, such as added heater current draw and plate load resistance mismatch, why you shouldn't do this. But many people have done this over the years and have lived to tell about it, so go ahead and do it at your own risk. Just be aware that the added heater current could damage the power transformer, and you really won't gain much volume, and the 6L6's won't overdrive like the 6V6's. So it may not be worth it to you. But you won't know unless you try.