Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Electric I, Jun 9, 2008.
Gotta have a set of spares for my SCXD.
What do you recommend ?
I have a pair of these in an amp and they sound great.
Also, Mike will NOT steer you wrong. He's good people for sure.
Good luck in your search.
Any NOS 6V6GT's you can get. As far as new production, I really like the new Tung-Sol 6V6GT reissues, so much so that I don't buy NOS 6V6's anymore.
I've only read good reports on the new Tung Sol's. I was going to use those in my amp but then the elitist snooty bastid in me came out.
LOL! On the other hand, with NOS 6V6s your "bargain seeking, best bang for the buck/longevity bastid self" can come out
For new production I like Tung Sol and JJ's, in my experience the Tung Sols were a little more reliable.
For NOS still really like the Brimars and RCA's.
Duly noted, all.
Thanks a ton for the input.
I have Tung-Sol Reissues and love them!
Tung Sol reissues here....
JJ's are much more "6L6ish" I have heard by the way
I prefer the Tung Sol reissue over the JJ's
Mine have developed tube rattle. ymmv
Combo or head? I've never owned or heard a combo that failed to invoke tube rattle. That's one of the main reasons I'm a head/cab guy now. Can't stand all that extra noise, but you don't really notice it at gig volumes anyway. But combo's are no doubt rough on tubes.
Mine too but that's not limited to the Tung Sols! The JJ's start to rattle too. Slant 6V and Victoria 20112 combos
I've read that the JJ 6V6 is right up there with the best in new prod. Got some in my Gibson tweed and have no complaints.
Mine is a head. Its a peters custom dual channel (20 watt). I mostly ignore the noise though.
I just got a 6v6 amp and started changing things around a little, maybe a bit too much all at once! But anyway, after I slowed down I started popping 6v6's in and out of the amp. JJ and Tung Sol are both good. The Tung Sols are smoother, softer, the JJ's are harder, a little harsher in the upper mids. I prefer the TS's at this point, but will have to change them out a few more times and also use them in a band situation.
Any experience with how the EH's compare?
I'm sorry to hear that. It can happen with anything.
Winged C 6L6's are said to be great tubes, so I bought a set. One went microphonic in less than 10 hours. I wasn't very happy but realize that's the nature of tubes and I'm not opposed to trying another set someday.
Nos Brimars from Kcanostubes did the trick for me!
Haven't tried them yet......