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Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes   

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The Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes Medium Duet provides you with stunning clarity and tone reminiscent of the sounds created ...Read More

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Meticulously recreated power tubes for the classic sound of the late 60s.

The Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes Medium Duet provides you with stunning clarity and tone reminiscent of the sounds created by a wide range of classic performers, from Carl Perkins to Jimi Hendrix, both of whom mostly recorded through Fender amps at a time when this was the only tube use worth using. The GE is a faithful reproduction of the original "clear top" 6L6. The flagship of the GT 6L6 line, it looks and sounds exactly like the original G.E. tube used by Fender in the ˜50s and ˜60s. It took more than four years to develop, and has stunning clarity and power.So recapture that sound with these vintage re-creations.

Country of origin: China

Low-rated tubes have early break-up and distortion, wide range and softer attack good for rock and blues solos. Medium-rated tubes offer normal performance, great dynamic range/attack and are the best all around rating type for all styles of playing. High-rated tubes have the most dynamic range and the most clean power/less break-up for power players, jazz guitarists and bass amps.


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Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes

  • Country of origin: China
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Groove TubesGold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes
 
3.6

(based on 9 reviews)

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Failed Upon Install-Would not Buy Again

By Tube Guy

from New Market, MD

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    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes:

      Purchased these, and when I put them in they were microphonic from the get go, so bad that they rattled at idle. I actually couldn't believe these were Groove Tubes? I bought them more than a year ago at least, but never got around to installing them until now, so probably can't return them...but I am sending them to groove tubes for evaluation.

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      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Sterile And Lifeless

      By Voodoo Drive In

      from Narragansett, RI

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      Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes:

      These tubes, even after resetting the bias in my 73 vibroux were unbelievebly sterile and lifeless sounding. Third time I have bought Chinese Groove tubes in the last two years with simular horrible results, never again. Bought the GT 6l6 S tubes made in Slovakia and they were much better.

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      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Blues Deluxe tune-up

      By Tom Sawyer (really!)

      from Vernon CT

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes:

        I re-tubed my American made Blues Deluxe Reissue (purchased new back in '96)with a matched pair of Groove Tube 6L6GE's (4 to 7 rating)as well as three new Groove tube 12ax7r's. Not only was there an immediate and obvious improvement in tone but all of the other incidental problems that were manifesting themselves after 17 years sitting in my studio(reverb popping in and out and drive channel light turning on intermittently)seem to have disappeared as well. Totally worth the money. I couldn't be more pleased.
        The only con I have is the way the 6L6GE's were packaged (no fault of M/F). The matched pair were packaged together in a very poorly designed box that allowed the tubes to pop out of their single ply, non-corrugated cardboard holders. I received them floating around in the factory package and they had to have been rattling together during shipment all the way to Hartford CT!

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        (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good tubes

        By Marco

        from Baltimore

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        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

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            Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes:

            After using these in a Fender Supersonic for about 2 years, im sold on them. They are solid, good sounding tubes. I will be willing to buy these to replace non-functioning or cruddy sounding stock tubes, which is the best thing i can say about any tubes. I suppose i will try the Groove Tubes EL34M now.

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            (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Nice

            By CcnRCRBhe

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes:

            This set of 6L6GE output tubes work well, and as described by GT. put them in front of the GT preamp set with a matched 12AT7 phase inverter.Runing them in a 1964 Concert amp with 4 tens.SWEET:)

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            (7 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            These are not american tubes

            By jimothy-u_H_z

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes:

            These are not american tubes these are american copies. If you look at a real american groove tube you can instantly tell and hear the difference. When these puppies blow just like the chinese and russian they start taking circuits out instead of just blowing a fuse. Buy these if you want to support local shops that fix tube amps though because theyd be out of business if it werent for these.

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            (6 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best New production 6L6

            By supro

            from Vermont

            Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes:

            Let me give you some of my personal experience.Old tubes were made better, but you cant get them anymore. "NOS" are a completel rip-off...it didnt start that way, back in the 80's and 90's when no one was making tubes anymore, there were still a lot of good unused tubes lying around in warhouses and parts stores. There AINT no more 'o them. trust me. Even reputable dealers are getting ripped off with fakes and worn out garbage. so what do you do? You have to do some shopping. This Groove tube 6L6GE happens to be one of the only American made tubes available. Groove tube aquired the rights and the original machinery to make the old GE "blackplates" and they're doing a fine job. Some say these are a bit more "modern" sounding -higher output and just a tiny biT thinner in the mids and highs...maybe but modern amps eat the old tubes alive anyway. Why spend 300 dollars for a couple of old, 3/4's worn out, glass vacuum tubes, that you wont use anyway? Get the "real deal" from GT and MF and be done with it.In a blind test with my own gear that my band mates and I did, I cant tell the difference between these and my old GE's..i gave the GE's to my little brother and I dont have anything to do with "NOS" tubes anymore.

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            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good tubes, but not the best...

            By CPC

            from Nashville, TN

            Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes:

            I purchased a pair of the Groove Tubes GT-6L6-GE and found that they were decent tubes. They were better than the stock tubes in my Peavey 5150 amp, but not by a huge margin.They have good tone for a modern tube, but not as good as vintage GE, Sylvania, or RCA tubes. If you can't find vintage tubes cheaper, then get these instead.

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            (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Trying to keep it american

            Comments about Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-GE Matched Power Tubes:

            Im not putting china tube in my American DeVille. i purchased the rating 5 for medium distortion break up. it breakes up my 212 deVille at volume 4. im ordering the 10 right now.for a super clean sound.

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