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Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes  Medium Duet

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The Tung-sol 6V6GT is the preferred OEM tube of the '50s-era Fender Tweed Champ and Deluxe amplifiers. The Tungsol 6V6 has a geometry designed to saf...Click To Read More About This Product

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A great way to improve your sound.

The Tung-sol 6V6GT is the preferred OEM tube of the '50s-era Fender Tweed Champ and Deluxe amplifiers. The Tungsol 6V6 has a geometry designed to safely handle the higher voltages used in guitar amps-plus heavier plate and grid materials. The result: better mids and bottom while keeping the smooth top of the classic 6V6 vacuum tubes. The Tung-sol 6V6 breaks up evenly from low E to high up the neck. Blues players will LOVE these tubes for the way they sing!

Soft tubes reach saturation and break-up quicker. These tubes have lower plate current (Ip) and transconductance (Gm) matching numbers. They are preferred by blues guitarists for the break-up and sustain they provide.

Hard tubes have the highest amount of clean headroom before break-up and distortion. These tubes have high plate current (Ip) and transconductance (Gm) matching numbers. They take longer to reach saturation and are preferred by jazz, country, and bass players. Hard tubes are also used by guitarists who rely primarily on effects pedals to generate distortion.

Medium tubes fall in between soft tubes and hard tubes. They exhibit good headroom, but will break up and distort when pushed. These tubes have plate current (Ip) and transconductance (Gm) matching numbers in the middle of the range. Classic rock guitarists and players who play a wide variety of styles generally use medium rated tubes.


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Tung-Sol6V6GT Matched Power Tubes
 
4.6

(based on 22 reviews)

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94%

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Pros

  • Improves sound (15)
  • Good quality (14)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Functional (6)

Cons

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  • Concerts (10)
  • Practicing (10)
  • Back-up (4)
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    • Experienced (12), Professional musician (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great warm tone

The Tunsol 6v6GT power tube is a great product if you like a warm tone tube with out the "insane metal edge". I repace the EH 6v6 that came with my Fender...Read complete review

The Tunsol 6v6GT power tube is a great product if you like a warm tone tube with out the "insane metal edge". I repace the EH 6v6 that came with my Fender Super Champ, and the difference was impressive. These tubes are quiet and when I turn the (15W) amp up all the way up on the clean channel, I can gently pluck soft and mellow, with clean tube sound, then I can grab a pick and have the cloth ripping crunch only a tube amp. Can put out, the tone in these tubes do not seem to have the ear piercing highs of the EH tubes. Now I can set my treble knob around 5 and not have to turn it down to 2. I also replaced the pre amp tube with a Tungsol. Great tone, but agian, If youre looking for the Heavy Metal razor edge sound, these are NOT for you.....Great for blues and classic rock though!!! BTW I play an Ibanez Archcore as73 w/ d addario EXL115 strings. (also the best strings in my book)and I have a Jensen 10/35 MOD speaker in my Fender Super Champ cab.

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Sound Good? I wouldn't know !

Tung-Sol is a great old time tube brand. But the brand name was recently bought by The New Sensor Corp. and the tubes are now made in Russia, and most likely is the...Read complete review

Tung-Sol is a great old time tube brand. But the brand name was recently bought by The New Sensor Corp. and the tubes are now made in Russia, and most likely is the same factory as Sovtek tubes. The new Tung-Sols have been getting good reviews, so based on that, I ordered a matched pair for my DRRI. Well, these may sound great, but I wouldn't know, as one went thermal immediately. After inspection, it is quite apparent this is a flawed tube and poorly made. The glass tube is installed crooked into the base !!! For all I know, it has already leaked and there is no longer a vacuum in it. So, I shall wait and see what MF is willing to do about it. And I learned my lesson to always by tubes from a seller who actually tests them before they sell them, because, as I now understand, there are more than a few bad ones made and shipped by tube manufacturers.

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(6 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Sound Good? I wouldn't know !

By blues58man

from SF Bay Area

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Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

Tung-Sol is a great old time tube brand. But the brand name was recently bought by The New Sensor Corp. and the tubes are now made in Russia, and most likely is the same factory as Sovtek tubes. The new Tung-Sols have been getting good reviews, so based on that, I ordered a matched pair for my DRRI. Well, these may sound great, but I wouldn't know, as one went thermal immediately. After inspection, it is quite apparent this is a flawed tube and poorly made. The glass tube is installed crooked into the base !!! For all I know, it has already leaked and there is no longer a vacuum in it. So, I shall wait and see what MF is willing to do about it. And I learned my lesson to always by tubes from a seller who actually tests them before they sell them, because, as I now understand, there are more than a few bad ones made and shipped by tube manufacturers.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great warm tone

By Toneseeker361

from Corpus Christi, Tx

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Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

The Tunsol 6v6GT power tube is a great product if you like a warm tone tube with out the "insane metal edge". I repace the EH 6v6 that came with my Fender Super Champ, and the difference was impressive. These tubes are quiet and when I turn the (15W) amp up all the way up on the clean channel, I can gently pluck soft and mellow, with clean tube sound, then I can grab a pick and have the cloth ripping crunch only a tube amp. Can put out, the tone in these tubes do not seem to have the ear piercing highs of the EH tubes. Now I can set my treble knob around 5 and not have to turn it down to 2. I also replaced the pre amp tube with a Tungsol. Great tone, but agian, If youre looking for the Heavy Metal razor edge sound, these are NOT for you.....Great for blues and classic rock though!!! BTW I play an Ibanez Archcore as73 w/ d addario EXL115 strings. (also the best strings in my book)and I have a Jensen 10/35 MOD speaker in my Fender Super Champ cab.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Even this Tube Noob Goes

By LunaSparks

from Fairfield, CT

Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

I replaced the stock GrooveTubes in my Super Champ XD amp with a pair of these. The stock tubes had a bad rattle and the highs nearly made my ears bleed. After finally getting sick of the rattle I swapped in a pair of these and not only did the rattle disappear, the mids were much improved and the icepick pretty much eliminated. I don't have much experience with tubes, but this was enough of an improvement to prompt a review. Provided these hold up, I will definitely be a repeat buyer!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Tungsol 6v6GT's are tonerich

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

I've been playing for about 10 Yrs, and I recently replaced all 3 tubes (2 power, 1 pre amp tube) in my Fender Super Champ XD with Tungsol, I am very pleased with the quiet, warm tube tone of the Tungsol 6v6GT power tubes.I use an Ibanez as73 archcore w/D'addario exl 115 strings. The sound is warm with smooth mids, and no harsh highs.I don't recommend these for Metal players, these tube don't seem to do the "insane metal edge" deal very well.But blues and classic rock they will do, with flying colors, plenty of crunch and full out distortion with out the ear piercing highs I've heard with other tubes.Because my amp is only 15W, I can crank it up all the way and I want to just melt.Tungsol 6v6GT tubes are worth every penny IMO.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smooth and clear tone in Egnater Tweaker

By SimonT

from Jersey City, NJ

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    • Backup
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    Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

    I put these in my Egnater Tweaker 15, replacing Groove Tubes 6V6 Mediums which had replaced the stock Ruby Tubes. The new Tungsols sound great with a smooth and clear tone. No harshness or brittleness even when pushed hard. Clean or overdriven, these tubes sound great. Time will tell how long they last, but I'm pretty happy for now!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    good while they lasted...

    By thumper23

    from pueblo,co

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        Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

        they sounded good in a superchamp xd. but one burned out after a month. thought i'd get at least a year. cant return them and tungsol website is kinda lame on return info.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        finally found the sound I wanted!

        By JD

        from Topeka, Kansas

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            Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

            Tried several sets of power tubes in my Egnater Tweaker. This set is the keeper. Overdrive is smooth and buttery. Cleans are nice and warm.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Made my Cheap Amp sound Great

            By Mike Abbs

            from New Jersey

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            Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

            This tube really lived up to it's description. I placed a duet in my Epiphone Valve Senior Practice head and what a difference! It sounds so much better. The mids have some really nice harmonic content in overdrive and everything sounds full yet clear at the same time. The bottom is tight and the highs creamy and smooth. The stock tubes in the head were EH6V6EH and they didn't sound bad but they were a bit pointy in the top end. This set fixed that problem. Just put them in and hope they hold up. They certainly made a huge improvement for this amp model.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fixed my Fender Excelsior amp!

            By Guitar Dave

            from Enid, Oklahoma

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              • Backup
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              Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

              I recently purchased a used Fender Excelsior amp that had set of JJ 6V6S power tubes already installed. The tone was great but the tubes rattled at even low volumes. I liked the sound of the amp so much that I purchased another set of JJ tubes after guessing that the old set had turned micro phonic. Well, the new JJ's rattled just as bad. I am no expert but it was rather obvious that the rattle and ringing noise was from the power tubes. I took a chance and ordered a set of Tungsol 6V6GT's in hopes of fixing the problem. I installed my new matched set as soon as they arrived and magically the shake, rattle and ring disappeared. The tungsols sound just as good as the JJ's. After comparing both brands side by side, the 6V6GT's have support rods inside the tube that obviously work very well. I really love the tone and output of the Excelsior amp and will always use Tungsol power tubes from here on out. I am using JJ 12ax7 preamp tubes and haven't had a problem with them.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A nice upgrade

              By John

              from Washington, DC

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                  Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

                  I put these in my Ampeg GVT15-112 amp, replacing the JJ 6v6 power tubes. The Tung-Sol tubes provide added clarity and detail, and make the amp more responsive. They compress nicely and sound great driven!

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