Swap 6L6 for a 5881 - what to expect?

pete12string

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I have a Fargen 5w amp (Townhouse) that can use EL34/KT66/KT77/6550/6L6/5881/6V6 power tubes. Right now it has a 6L6 in it. What can I expect if I use a 5881? How about a 6V6?

Thanks,
Pete
 

Timbre Wolf

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What "6L6"? Perhaps you mean a 6L6GC?

What 5881?


If I were to be able to go from a GE 6L6GC to a true vintage Tung-Sol 5881, I would expect more lean bass and earlier breakup from the 5881.

I can't even begin to answer your 6V6 question - there are so many of them, each with their own character.

I'd suggest you go ahead and answer your own question by trying out a few tubes. That's part of the fun of owning such a versatile amp.

- Thom
 




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