What's the word on Chinese 6V6's?

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  1. jamison162

    jamison162 Supporting Member

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    TAD, Ruby, GTC's, whatever they're labeled.....anyone tried any lately?
     
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    HipKitty Silver Supporting Member

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    We've re-tubed quite a few amps with the TAD's and had zero failure rate so far. Tone-wise, they seem smoother and not so "hard" as the JJ's or EH's.
     
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    I don't know about the 6V6's but I had a pair of KT66's go into an all out light show that would have made Grucci proud. Since then I've stayed away from any Chinese power tubes.
     
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    Cool. I was mostly interested in the "screened" ones like TAD and GT6V6C's and how they compare tone wise so thanks.
     
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    Have you tried the new Tung Sol's?
     
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    Yes, but not thoroughly, haven't cranked them yet. Just switched out stock EH's for the TS's. I did notice right off the bat they are brighter and thinner.

    JJ's on order. The only other I'm interested in trying would be the TAD's which I hear great things about.
     
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    Funny,I found just the opposite. The Tung Sol's had a nice full sound with tighter envelope and warmer than both the JJ's,EH's and even NOS GE's and Sylvania's. This was in an original '65 Deluxe Reverb.
     
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    Hmm, I'll be trying them again. I plan on A/B'ing the EH's, TS's, JJ's and TAD's one of these days all biased to roughly 20mA. The EH's and TS's are 12w and the JJ's and TAD's are 14w I believe, may go a little hotter on those.
     

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