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In Reply to: RE: TubeAmpDoctor 6V6GT-STR - 2 weeks in... posted by DewDude on May 17, 2017 at 17:36:38
Have you tried any vintage 6v6? It is one of the early beam power tubes from the 1940s maybe 1930s. Since it had relatively high power for its compact size they were the power tube in most automobile radios and PA and music amps and were made in HUGE numbers. NOS, and good used tubes are very readily available for not much money.
The only problem I have with the vintage non GT variants of the 6V6 is the reliability issues I've had in amps that specifically call for a 6V6GT. The datasheets and some people I've spoken to have said...no...I probably don't want to try running a non GT variant in these amplifiers due to the fact the plates are 90V higher than datasheet maxes.
I pretty much just stick with GT variants.
I am not familiar with the manufacturers codes but it was around that time that they started to make them
I have some JAN-CHS Sylvania 6V6G/GT (VT-107A) US Navy stamped, from mid to late 1940s (I believe).
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