Which 6V6s Should I Get ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs' started by Electric I, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Electric I

    Electric I Member

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    Gotta have a set of spares for my SCXD.

    What do you recommend ?
     
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    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.
     
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    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. :D
     
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    LOL! On the other hand, with NOS 6V6s your "bargain seeking, best bang for the buck/longevity bastid self" can come out :D
     
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    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.
     
  7. Electric I

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    Duly noted, all.

    Thanks a ton for the input.
     
  8. loudstuff

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    I have Tung-Sol Reissues and love them!
     
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    Tung Sol reissues here....

    JJ's are much more "6L6ish" I have heard by the way
     
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    +1

    I prefer the Tung Sol reissue over the JJ's
     
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    Mine have developed tube rattle. ymmv
     
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    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.
     
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    Mine too but that's not limited to the Tung Sols! The JJ's start to rattle too. Slant 6V and Victoria 20112 combos
     
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    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.
     
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    Mine is a head. Its a peters custom dual channel (20 watt). I mostly ignore the noise though.

     
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    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.
     
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    Any experience with how the EH's compare?
     
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    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.
     
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    Nos Brimars from Kcanostubes did the trick for me!
     
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    Haven't tried them yet......
     

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