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Old 21st October 2010, 01:19 AM   #1
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Default Best 6V6G that won't get me divorced..

Good evening all,

I was look at purchasing a quad of 6V6Gs for my amp in my listening room. I love the coke bottle shape and was wondering what is a reasonable quality and price tube.

I was looking at the Marconi 6V6G from Tubemonger.com (50-65ea). They claim that the bases are a bit loose on some, but I can take care of that. Even if they are a bit loose, the tube pins come directly out of the glass, so a bit of wiggle shouldn't be an issue.

I would like to get a solid sounding tube without having to buy multiple sets of tubes. Right now I have JJ 6V6GT tubes and I figure an upfront inversment would save a lot of frustration and wasted money with questionable tubes. Also the wife will kill me if i keep buyingsets of tubes that i dont use.

Any advice would be appreciated

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Old 21st October 2010, 01:27 AM   #2
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Brian,

Can your amp handle 6L6? If so, new production Tung-Sol 6L6G have the same glass shape and sell for $50 per pair. TubeDepot stocks them.
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Old 21st October 2010, 01:30 AM   #3
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I would completely trust the advice of Jim McShane. I believe you would end up with unbeatable bang for the buck.

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I used NOS Brimar 6V6Gs...I think about £40 a pair...
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Old 21st October 2010, 02:15 AM   #5
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Brian,

Can your amp handle 6L6? If so, new production Tung-Sol 6L6G have the same glass shape and sell for $50 per pair. TubeDepot stocks them.

What is involved with converting to a 6L6? B+ can be adjusted up to about 400v and the output trannys are hammond 1608a, 10w, 8k ohm.

other than that i can change pretty much anything since i built all the boards.

TAJ - I do the same thing, but i saw the avatar and had to have it....

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Old 21st October 2010, 03:16 AM   #6
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I won't use 6L6 pp with 10W OPT.

How about 6F6? I've heard quite some comments about people prefer 6F6 to 6V6. And it seems 6F6 is not that bid-up as 6V6. (I could be wrong...)
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I wonder what we'd have to do to get New Sensor to put the "Tung Sol" 6V6's in coke bottles? That would be sweet.

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hey-Hey!!!,
Try type 6EZ5. Looks like a 6V6, has almost the heater current of a 6L6 and plate characteristics about 2/3 of the 6L6. Radio Electric Supply has them for $1 each. If your wife troubles you for that sort of expenditure you may wish to re-consider keeping company with her...
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Try type 6EZ5. Looks like a 6V6, has almost the heater current of a 6L6 and plate characteristics about 2/3 of the 6L6.
I got a bunch of these when they were cheap. The thread starter wanted a tube in the "G" (coke bottle) shape. The 6EZ5 is a straight sided bottle. The 6EZ5 works in some 6V6 amps but will draw more plate current unless rebiased. They sound quite good in a Simple SE.
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