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6v6/6l6 vs el34/el84

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by tele-nova, Apr 20, 2021.

Which type of tubes do you prefer in an amp

  1. 6v6/6l6

  2. El34/el84

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  1. tele-nova

    tele-nova Tele-Meister

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    Do you have a preference?
     
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  2. swervinbob

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    Definitely 34/84 for my taste.
     
  3. brookdalebill

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    I like EL34's best.
    I like em' all, but I require my amps to be clean, and loud, if necessary.
    I haven't owned an EL34 powered amp in decades, but it's been on my mind lately.
     
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  4. KnopflerStyle

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    6 six is more better for me, but i think there are less amps and hard to find good ones. I think the 4 club have more good amps and more many.
     
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  5. ce24

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    Origin 20....:D
     
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    My favorite amps have been 6L6/6V6 but I've been falling in live with a 4xEL34 this past month. All my EL84 amps save one have moved on.
     
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    I like el34s and 6v6s. I don't fit. Lol.:)
     
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    Can I vote 6v6/el84? I dig the lower wattage. 5e3 + ac15 on full blast really does it for me.
     
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    I’ll have one of each, thanks.
     
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  10. corliss1

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    I've never bought an amp because of what tubes were used.
     
  11. teleforumnoob

    teleforumnoob Friend of Leo's

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    I have 3 6L6 amps and 1 EL84. I like em both for different reasons, but my preference is for clean headroom so the 6L6 amps get the most use.
    Ive never owned a 6v6 or an EL34 amp. Wouldn't mind trying them but I'm out of room for more amps.
     
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    Bill would be an origin 50 man
     
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    corliss1 Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Can you explain what this means? I don't understand!
     
  14. ce24

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    Reverse here...3-6v6 amps VC,5e3 and a 40sChicago...one E34l Origin 20.
     
  15. archetype

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    Right. Buy the circuit, not the tubes. The circuit is the tone.
     
  16. Cosmic Cowboy

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    I love Vox-style amps...Matchless, Morgan, DrZ, and of course..the original. But for playing live, in a mix...they just break up too soon for my chicken pickin, more country-style.

    So Fender and Fender-based 6L6 amps for me when I play out.
     
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    sax4blues Friend of Leo's

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    I thought el84 was my preference until I bought 6v6 and played that every day. But now I’ve played el84 for the last month.
    So the answer as always is both.
     
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    black_doug Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I can't choose. 6V6 or EL34, I have both, for variety.
     
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    I've got 6v6, el34 and el 84. I like them all but my 6v6 has such a beautiful, round, smooth sound. It is probably the richest sounding amp I own.
     
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    I think for me it's more, what tubes are in the amps you like the most? Ironically I voted El84/EL34 but, have two 6V6 amps and an EL84 amp on order and being built. Over my lifetime, more have been British flavoured than American. I usually associate big highs, big lows, and neutral mids to 6L6's. I associate more mids with 6V6, EL84, and EL34. I really like EL84 amps but when I need more low mids will go with 6V6 or EL34's.
     
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