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BEST 6V6 TUBE- NEED YOUR OPINION

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by John_B, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    If it sounds good, don't mess with the tubes. Don't imagine something is deficient.
     
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  2. John_B

    John_B Tele-Meister

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    I am not going to change anything. If I buy two more 12AX7's, then I will have two extra sets with my NOS 6V6's. I see a bit of love here for NOS.

    I have never heard a stock Fender speaker sound this good. I am still having a hard time believing this.
     
  3. Sea Devil

    Sea Devil Friend of Leo's

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    If you have multiples of those old tubes, you should sell some! There's a strong market for that stuff.
     
  4. slider313

    slider313 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    I have a few NOS/NIB 6V6 singles (that didn't match up with anything I have) that I would sell by: Zenith (Sylvania) Westinghouse, GE and RCA.

    PM me if you need one or two.
     
  5. John_B

    John_B Tele-Meister

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    I appreciate that Slider but I do have NOS 6v6's.
     
  6. Chiogtr4x

    Chiogtr4x Doctor of Teleocity

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    I should have taken this advice many years ago on some 'knee-jerk' pickup changes, which usually involves involved spening a lot of $$, and at times making something that sounded good, sound bad. But you learn!

    My motto now:
    " Trust your ears!"
     
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  7. alnico357

    alnico357 Tele-Afflicted

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    My old grey glass RCA 6V6s did not match out but I used them for about 8 years. My standby JJs may not have to be used for a long time. In my experience tubes last a long time. I think 95% of tube changes are unnecessary.
     
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  8. strat a various

    strat a various Friend of Leo's

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    Somebody round here should organize a "tube swap" club.
    Players who want to try different tubes can send them to each other ... one man's trash is an other's treasure.
     
  9. Fuelish

    Fuelish Tele-Holic

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    First of all, I have nothing useful to add ....... not long after I got my Tweaker !5, got some Amazon money, decided to buy new tubes (for a new amp), got new matched ElectroHarmonix 6V6GTs, replacing the Egnater "branded" Rubys (which are whatever brand) as well as EH 12AX7s replacing the Egnater "branded" Sovteks.....assuming the ^V^s are Sovtek......but anyway.....this damn amp has so much crap to "tweak," can't tell any difference in tone, honestly......did it more for peace of mind and having a full set of backup tubes, honestly :)
     
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