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  • SED 6L6's in EVH 50 watt?

    Anybody try SED 6L6's in their EVH 50 watt? Think I may order a pair, since Tubedepot has them on sale..

  • #2
    I can't speak for the 50w, but I've heard they sound like garbage in the 100w.



    http://www.rig-talk.com/forum/viewto...&hilit=evh+sed
    Originally Posted by James Hetfield


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    Guitars:
    LTD EC256:EMG's, Tonepros, Grovers
    Agile PS900 Blue Flame
    Ibanez Acoustic: V300CW
    Amps:
    EVH 5150 III 100w
    EVH 5150 III 4x12
    Effects:
    POD HD300
    MXR 10 Band EQ

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    • #3
      I had them in my 100w until one went bad and now I have Sovtek WXT+.



      I liked them just as much as the Sovtek even though I've heard more than one person say they didn't like them in this amp.

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      • #4






        Quote Originally Posted by madrigal77
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        I can't speak for the 50w, but I've heard they sound like garbage in the 100w.



        http://www.rig-talk.com/forum/viewto...&hilit=evh+sed




        That THREAD is garbage. It's almost 2 years old, and alot of the responses are from idiots, (not all). The guy put a host of Tungsols in damned near every preamp slot too (V2-V8)? No wonder it sounded like ****************? That had to be ice-pick harsh?

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        • #5
          You wont even push those tubes at all,they can take alot of power.

          They might bias cold in that amp !

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          • #6
            Im going with Ruby 6L6MSTR

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            • #7






              Quote Originally Posted by tonesnob
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              Im going with Ruby 6L6MSTR




              Good choice. I have Mesa STR 440 6L6 (same tube as the Ruby 6L6MSTR) in my 100w and it sounds KILLER!!
              Originally Posted by James Hetfield


              I AM THE TABLE!!



              Guitars:
              LTD EC256:EMG's, Tonepros, Grovers
              Agile PS900 Blue Flame
              Ibanez Acoustic: V300CW
              Amps:
              EVH 5150 III 100w
              EVH 5150 III 4x12
              Effects:
              POD HD300
              MXR 10 Band EQ

              Good Transactions: cadfael, kev324, sahlomonic, Lucius

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              • #8






                Quote Originally Posted by tonesnob
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                That THREAD is garbage. It's almost 2 years old, and alot of the responses are from idiots, (not all). The guy put a host of Tungsols in damned near every preamp slot too (V2-V8)? No wonder it sounded like ****************? That had to be ice-pick harsh?




                LOL true, but that's not the only place I've seen people say that, so there must be something to it. Some tubes that sound great in some amps don't sound so good in others. It's just the way it is.
                Originally Posted by James Hetfield


                I AM THE TABLE!!



                Guitars:
                LTD EC256:EMG's, Tonepros, Grovers
                Agile PS900 Blue Flame
                Ibanez Acoustic: V300CW
                Amps:
                EVH 5150 III 100w
                EVH 5150 III 4x12
                Effects:
                POD HD300
                MXR 10 Band EQ

                Good Transactions: cadfael, kev324, sahlomonic, Lucius

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                • #9
                  http://www.tubedepot.com/bsct-6l6gc-sed.html I also Like Jan. I have a ton of single NOS tubes for my Univalve. The Jan 6L6 was one of the best I had

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                  • #10
                    Just biased my 50w head. Turns out I like the bias a little on the cold side (28-29ma). Adjusting it according to my plate voltage @ 34ma became way too compressed too fast and a little muddy. Now the amp is clearer and tighter. I wonder if the =C= 6L6s in the other forums were biased too high? Or maybe not high enough.



                    I'm just now realizing I prefer the higher headroom w/ this high gain amp. The cool thing was watching the bias increase as I played and also as I turned up the volume!
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                    Schecter Blackjack C7 (JB8 + '59 w/ Alnico 2)

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                    EVH 5150III 50 watt
                    Whitebox Modern 212 loaded w/ Mesa Vintage 30 and Celestion Lead 80
                    Laney AOR 30 112 combo (w/ stock Fane speaker)

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                    • #11
                      I think your bias is close to perfect.

                      The SED 6l6gc bias normal but can outlast other tubes so you can bias higher.

                      They can run higher platevoltages on amps that go over 400volt and sound different.

                      I think yours runs 389volts so only a amp running low pvolts needs higher milliamp like 59ma per pair !

                      The weber bias calculator {free on the web }at the top of page is class a/b pushpull amp so enter your pv and it gives milliamp per pair .



                      http://www.webervst.com/tubes1/calcbias.htm

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                      • #12
                        I have SEDs in my 50w EVH. Sound great to me. RFT in v1, Chinese C5 HG in the rest of the preamp.
                        Amps: Axe FX II, Matrix GT1000FX, Fryette 2/90/2, EVH 5150 III 50w
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                        • #13
                          SED 6L6's in ANYTHING!
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                          -Matamp GT1
                          -'78 Les Paul Custom
                          -Avatar Contemporary 4x12 w/ G12K100's
                          -Warwick Thumb LTD
                          -Orange OBC 115
                          -Sunn Concert Lead head
                          -'66 Fender Bassman
                          -Behringer 4x10 (don't judge me, monkey...it sounds really good)
                          - BAT Pharaoh Fuzz, George Lynch Tripler




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