Vibro-King 6V6 Reverb Tube Options

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  1. SteveTR

    SteveTR Member

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    Greetings, I have an '08 VK. Someone recommended an Electro-Harmonix 6V6GT for the reverb. After 3 months use, the tube smoked (literally) and I went back with the GT-6V6-R that was in it originally. Can anyone make a recommendation for a solid/sweet sounding 6V6 for the reverb? Thanks
     
  2. davebc

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    I replaced the stock 6v6 reverb drive tube in my VK with a nos Tung Sol 6v6
    It is exactly the tone you describe, and the difference was dramatic
    And that was almost 20 years ago.

    Another fantastic alternative would be a nos RCA 6v6.

    My advice, spend the dough. Do it right. :beer
     
  3. SteveTR

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    Thanks for the response Dave. I found an old TAD 6V6GT-STR and have it in there now. The Tung Sol 6V6 sounds pretty solid. Those are available I presume!
    Take care, Steve
     
  4. davebc

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    Definitely available, try KCA nos tubes.
     
  5. vibrasonic

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    IIRC the VK reverb is based on the fender reverb 6G15 unit which uses a 6K6. Why not try one of those?
     

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