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How to re-use these tubes

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by tanplastic, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. tanplastic

    tanplastic Tele-Holic

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    The following tubes are currently in an old mono phono amp.
    2 RCA 6AV6
    1 RCA 6V6GT
    1 Marconi 5Y3GT
    1 Rogers F5E
    Rogers H5E

    I know the 6V6GT is a direct replacement for my DRRI.
    I'm hoping a fellow TDPRI member is familiar with the other tubes and can suggest a use for them.
    Thanks for reading.
    Jerry
     
  2. Lowerleftcoast

    Lowerleftcoast Friend of Leo's

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    The 5Y3GT is a rectifier tube. The Tweed amps such as the Tweed Deluxe use this tube.

    The 6AV6 is half of a 12ax7. It is used in amps such as the Harvard.

    I am not familiar with the F5E or H5E.
     
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  3. Wally

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    Tube Data Sheet Locator gives negative results for both the F5E and the H5E.
    http://tdsl.duncanamps.com/tubesearch.php

    In order to use that 6V6 in your DRRI, you would want another 6V6 that was somewhat of a match for it....and you would want to know that it was not shorted before installing it.
     
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  4. tanplastic

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    Thank you, Wally, for the link and the advice.
    J
     
  5. ArcticWhite

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    Don't toss the amp either.
    It could be converted to a small Tweed Champ amp. Sell it or give it away if you don't want to do it.
     
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  6. Ringo

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    Old tubes can be good , or just worn out, I wouldn't toss them but if you know anyone with a good tube tester have them checked.
     
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