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In Reply to: RE: Looking for 60's 6P3S-E's... posted by Detune on February 23, 2017 at 20:04:37
I wonder if the original sovtek's were just relabed older 6p3s-e's.
Wouldn't doubt it. The ones that came from Bruce in this MOFO sound pretty great, especially biased SUPER HOT and with Mullard f91/f92 long plates in V1, V2, and V3.
It's a question of trying the old 6P3C-E's or perhaps sacrificing real XF2's in this bad boy, as the JJ KT77's sound INSANELY GOOD yet die so quickly...550 B+ and mere 470 ohm screen resistors make for a vicious electrical environment for all but the strongest of valves.
I remember tossing the early Sovtek 5881's in stuff like Ampeg V4b's etc and them holding up to the abuse without issue.
The JJ kt77's were dying in a Dynaco ST70 for me. They'd also drift all over the place. I'm surprised that you got any use at all out of em.
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