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Question - 6550s?

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by bubbagomez, Feb 3, 2006.

  1. bubbagomez

    bubbagomez Member

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    I have to retube my amp, and know very little about 6550s. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Dave C

    Dave C Gold Supporting Member

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    NOS would be the best but are getting kind of pricey. SED winged C are pretty good for new stuff. You might want to consider KT88's as well depending on your amp and application.
    Dave C
     
  3. VintageJon

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    JJ KT88's recomended here...

    -Jon
     
  4. samwheat

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    I bought a pair of NOS GE's for 80 bucks; from a local guy.
     
  5. plowkraut

    plowkraut Member

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    what is the difference in sound between the 6550's and kt88's? I've got a NOS tung-sol and anoher NOS 6550 labeled RCA (looks like the ts with a different label) in my traynor bassmaster and my clean tone is amazing. What are kt88's known for?
     

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