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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...Read More

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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
       
      4.4

      (based on 14 reviews)

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      89%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves sound (8)
      • Good quality (6)
      • Functional (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts (6)
        • Practicing (5)
        • Back-up (3)
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          • Experienced (5), Professional musician (3)

        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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        5.0

        Good tubes, great price

        By Joey K.

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

          I put a set of medium deut tung-sol 6V6's in an old 70's Princeton Reverb and am quite happy with the tone. I run a solid state rectifier which helps drive these into a subtle sweet overdrive on heavy attack but stays nice and clean during lower volume playing. If i were still gigging this amp I'd most likely go for the hard duet for more clean headroom, but at bedroom volumes these work fantastic using humbuckers with coil taps. HB for a subtle warm drive , then lower volume a little or tap to single coil for clean brightness.

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          5.0

          Perfect for my 5e3 Deluxe Clone

          By SimonT

          from Jersey City, NJ

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          Pros

          • Functional
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

            The Tung Sol reissue 6v6GTs sound amazing in my 5e3 Deluxe clone, better than JJ 6V6, Ruby 6V6 and Groove Tubes' 6V6. Quality seems to vary - my first pair is still going strong 2 years later while another set lasted for 6 months which is still pretty good! The tone is so good that I can't bear to use any other current production tube.

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            5.0

            Great Tubes!

            By JayF.-b0N4g

            from Pennsylvania

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

                I upgraded all my amps: Fender Super Sonic 22, Fender Excelsior Pro and a Tweed Deluxe. Change the stock GT's to Tungsol and that includes the Tungsol 12AX7's also. I play my amps fully cranked and these tubes cleaned up the mud. It has given me much more defined natural distortion so i can hear each note separately. I do not use pedals but prefer the natural overdriven tone that the amp provides from being fully cranked. I haven't had them long enough to comment on reliability.

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                (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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                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • Concerts
                  • Practicing

                  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!

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  good while they lasted...

                  By thumper23

                  from pueblo,co

                  About Me Novice

                  Pros

                  • Improves Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      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.

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                      5.0

                      Tung Sol 6V6GT power tubes soft duet

                      By Hambone

                      from Key Largo Florida

                      About Me Professional Musician

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                      Pros

                      • Good Quality
                      • Improves Sound
                      • Solid Full Tone

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

                        Purchased these tubes for a Magnatone 413. Had the Chinese groove tubes 6V6GTs in it. I can say the Tung Sol 6V6GTs are a great improvement in the tone department. Louder and a much fuller tone with a full bottom end and smooth highs. These sound to me much like the RCA grey plates from the 60's. Tubes came packaged well with no problems. Price seemed a little high for Russian tubes but I see quality control is much better. But more important they deliver good solid tone.

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        when you order-request a high Ip rating

                        By jams

                        from Hampton, virginia

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                        Pros

                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Use

                        Best Uses

                        • Concerts
                        • Practicing

                        Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

                        Do yourself a favor , ask for a high Ip rating,which basically is the natural draw in milliamps per tube.
                        I redplated a TS 6v6gt rated at 23.5ma and now i get these in the 32-33.5 milliamp range.
                        These tubes break up nicely when driven so a early breakup isnt reccomended in my rebel 30 amp running 369volts on the tube plates,just learn from me.
                        These are great but use them with a high voltage and DO GET a HIGH Ip RATING,trust me !

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                        5.0

                        great match for excelsior amp

                        By Mississippi Dew

                        from ma.

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                        • Improves Sound

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                          Best Uses

                          • Concerts
                          • Excelsior

                          Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

                          I have 2 excelsior amps.. one with stock output tubes and one with 6V6GT. very easy to A/B the sound. In my opinion there is nothing to complain about with the stock tubes, sounds real old school.. but the GT's smooth out the tone and has a nice slight edgy break-up. I perform with both amps, one with the GT's and one with the Chinese stock tubes'tied" together most of the time.. sometimes only one or the the other. Using high end cables makes a difference in most amps but with these minimalistic amps any change is a big change.. tried other high end tubes but for my use the GT's were the obvious choice hands down.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          finally found the sound I wanted!

                          By jd2classic

                          from Topeka, ks

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                          • Good Quality

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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.

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                              (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Sound Good? I wouldn't know !

                              By blues58man

                              from SF Bay Area

                              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.

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