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What's the difference in tone between 6L6 and 6V6 tubes?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Animal Mother, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. gulliver

    gulliver Supporting Member

    Jun 25, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    Interesting that this thread is bumped, I recently acquired two pairs of 6V6 in a tube bundle and tried the vintage set in a Redplate Blackloop last night; replacing the 6L6. I didn't think they were night and day different until I used the low power switch, then they started cooking. Much more raw sounding OD at reasonable levels. I then changed the Scumnico to to a Weber 12A125-S (small 1x12 combo), which added to the rawness ... in a more random distortion, heading towards tweed (rather than blackface) kind of way. Sounds fantastic.

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