Has anyone tried the new Groove Tubes 6L6GE's and/or the 12AX7-M "Mullard" Re-Issue? Any comments as to comparison of the NOS tubes?
Originally posted by Old Tele man
POINT to PONDER:
..."re-issue" means to "issue" AGAIN...but, to my MIL-STD knowledge, no NOS-6L6GC tubes were ever ISSUED from China. So, obviously, there cannot be any such thing as a "re-issue" 6L6GC from China, when there NEVER was a NOS 6L6GC made in China in the first place!
Originally posted by Blue Strat
I agree that they're not quite Mullards (sonically), but at 1/5th the price of NOS Mullards.....
I get about 1 to 2 % fall out in testing which is about typical of the BEST new production tubes (which doesn't include ECC83s from the Czech Republic).
About 95% of my customers have liked them which is way better than average for ANYTHING that's related to guitar tone.
The jury is still out on long term reliability as they haven't been in production very long.
I guess that depends on where you're finding your NOS Mullards and whether they're REALLY NOS or not.