I thought GT 6L6 GEs were supposed to be identical to GL6 GCs? WTF?

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by Leonc, Feb 17, 2006.


  1. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    You'll note that many 6L6s do not have the full octal base... a couple of pins are often removed. What kind of amp are you using? Unless it's a funny tube socket of some sort it should accept it whether it has the full octal base or not.

    Did you even try inserting the tubes in the sockets?
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    It's an '69/'70 Ampeg Gemini GV22. Yes of course I tried inserting the tube. They've apparently got some solder or something part way in the socket as the it appears open at the top of the socket, but you can't get anything all the way in.
     
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    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that pin is only there as extra support.
     
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    you could probably remove the pin with no adverse effects. However, I won't officially go on the record as recommending this just in case i'm somehow wrong.

    Look inside the socket and see if the contacts are bent and covering the hole. If so, just bend them back with a small pointy object. Be safe
     
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    That would be the only reason. Pin one is not internally connected.

    I guess you could say that this was an "enhancement".
     

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