Favorite new production 6V6 for deluxe reverbs?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by redtoploader, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. redtoploader

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    So what are you guys using for new prod. 6v6's in your deluxe reverbish amps? I need something that can take the abuse of near 420 volts on the plate. I have a few sylvania and rca pairs that work great...but i'm looking for a new production pair I can beat on for practice and save my old stuff for recording/gigs.

    I'm assuming the JJ will come up alot. Anyone dare try the tung sol RI in these? I love the 5881's, i'd really like to try the 6v6.
     
  2. Curly

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    a couple of tube vendors have said the Tung Sol is the best new production 6V6, so I'm gonna test a pair in a week or so

    my tech likes the EH, although he says it sounds like a small bottle EL 34 -- that could be good or bad, depending on your taste. The Tung Sol is supposed to be more like an old 6V6 tone wise.
     
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    Thanks Mike and Curly.

    I do want the traditional 6v6 tone. I like the JJ's but they are kind of 6l6ish to my ear.
     
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    The Tung Sols are nice but I like the JJ's in some amps.
     
  6. Curly

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    I agree. They can add bottom, and they're stout, but the trade off is a little of the sweet break up of an old 6V6.
     
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    New Tung Sol's for me. The JJ's add some volume and clean headroom but lose the sweetness. The TS sounds very close to my NOS RCA 7408's.
     
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    I have JJ's in mine now. they do have a very thick bottom..... but hey i like it that way.
     

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