03-17-2013 04:19 PM
need some new tubes for one of my sexy vintage fender amps, whats the word on good power tubes
03-17-2013 04:27 PM
03-17-2013 04:51 PM
I just snagged some lightly used svet 6550s for my marshall too...
03-17-2013 05:35 PM - edited 03-17-2013 05:36 PM
I use either EH or Sovtek 6L6 in my Soldano and they sound pretty good. The last time I retubed though I put a set of Sovtek 5881 in there and they sound about the same but seem a little beefier in the low end.
03-17-2013 06:11 PM
If you can find some NOS GE 6L6GC's, that's what I'd recommend. They tend to be expensive (unless you get lucky), but they sound glorious.
Looks like Doug's Tubes has some in stock.
03-17-2013 06:27 PM
If u cant afford the vintage tubes, ive found TAD tubes very good.
I have the russian SED 6l6gc and there to bright and glassy in a amp that dont push um hard.
Perhaps the jj/tesla 6l6 which are hardy tubes.
I would read reviews at the tubestore or tube depot.
03-17-2013 06:46 PM - edited 03-17-2013 06:52 PM
I just did a full retube on a mesa express 5:50, and tried the winged c's, and found them a lil shrill in the top end and then went with the shuguangs relabled by mesa & ruby..., all's well, side note tried russian and chinese in the pre slots, and went with the slovokians/jj's...
side, side note i preferred the russian/ehx in blackfaced tone stacks, apposed to the above...
03-17-2013 07:12 PM
Are groove tubes not hip any more?
I like them. They even make a RI of the GE tube - or did. I'm not sure if they still do or not, but shortly before Aspen sold the company to Fender, he bought out the last GE equipment and started re-issuing them.
03-17-2013 07:21 PM - edited 03-17-2013 08:19 PM
03-17-2013 07:32 PM
03-17-2013 08:02 PM
Phil O'Keefe wrote:
03-17-2013 08:22 PM
Gimme a PM... Iif you are in cali, there's a guy I know who knows his amps/tubes. Bhey area.
03-18-2013 09:05 AM
I like the TAD 6L6WGC-STR. They sound pretty close to NOS GE 6L6s to my ears. And, they tend to like a colder bias than most other 6L6-types of tried, which should translate to longer life.
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