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I have little experience with these...Fender style application...what should I try?
The last 6L6 I bought have ARS Van Nuys, Calif on them but were made by Electro Harmonics- Made In Russia. They were listed, and are marked as, 5881/6L6WGC. I think I bought them in the late '90s but don't know where the invoice is. They sound good- if you're familiar with the Tom Wheeler book called 'The Soul Of Tone- 60 Years of Fender Amps', these were in my '58 Bassman when the vintage tracks were recorded. The rectifier was the Groove Tubes solid state version and I have re-installed most of the original yellow Astron capacitors. I had replaced them with newer Astron poly-styrene caps, but had found out that these were generally not a problem, unlike electrolytic caps.I have little experience with these...Fender style application...what should I try?
I agree with this !!! Sovtek 6L6WXT+ tubes sound good, have proven reliable, and are modestly priced.REALLY like the Sovtek 6L6 WXT Plus. Fat, meaty, robust and holds up to a lot of abuse. And I've not been a big Sovtek fan in recent years.
Note - not to be confused with the Sovtek 5881 WXT Plus, a different tube all together.