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The JJ 6V6 is one of the most solid performing, high-quality, 6V6 tubes available. They are suitable for just about any style of music whether it be ...Read More

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      The JJ 6V6 is one of the most solid performing, high-quality, 6V6 tubes available. They are suitable for just about any style of music whether it be rock, blues, jazz, or metal. May be used in any applications calling for 6V6 power tubes.


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      JJ Electronics6V6 Power Vacuum Tube
       
      4.5

      (based on 19 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (16)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (1)

      • 3 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 2 Stars

         

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        (2)

      83%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Good quality (7)
      • Improves sound (7)
      • Functional (4)
      • Easy to use (3)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing (5)
      • Concerts (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Unique and Robust Alternative

      This tube is unique among the current production 6V6 offerings. This can be good or bad depending on your needs. To me, it's a very good thing for two reasons.
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      This tube is unique among the current production 6V6 offerings. This can be good or bad depending on your needs. To me, it's a very good thing for two reasons.

      1. Rugged build. The JJ 6V6S is a very robust tube with it's rugged construction and spiral filament. It is widely reported that the JJ's can take higher voltages than the others. This is a very good thing when installed in my Tweed Deluxe clone or a Deluxe Reverb. Those amps are especially hard on power tubes. While I love the sound of the Tung Sol Reissue tube, for example, I do NOT love having one blow after a month or so of service. This has happened to me twice. Maybe just a bad batch, maybe not.

      2. Sound. The JJ tube is a little bigger and the sound is a little different than the other current production 6V6 tubes, a little more 6L6 like, as others have stated. If you are a stickler for vintage correct 6V6 sound, then this is probably a bad thing. But it is an especially good thing for me in my Tweed Deluxe clone ( only 12 watts), especially on a gig. The JJ 6V6S tubes are a little bigger, bolder and more aggressive sounding than the other offerings. They cut through the mix a bit better. They break up a bit later and stay more clear when overdriven, with a little less of the mushy compression that is characteristic of the 5E3 circuit. In addition to going to a more efficient Celestion Blue speaker, the switch to the JJ 6V6S tubes has helped my 5E3 Deluxe make the transition from bedroom/studio to the gig. I love that.

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      Poor Reliability Issues

      I purchased 2 separate JJ 6V6's for use in my single ended class A amplifier. The stock Ruby tube sounded OK and I tried EH tubes which sounded even better. I decided to...Read complete review

      I purchased 2 separate JJ 6V6's for use in my single ended class A amplifier. The stock Ruby tube sounded OK and I tried EH tubes which sounded even better. I decided to try JJ's because I'd heard they were better built and more robust than the others. WRONG. Both JJ's failed within 10 minutes of use. The amp is new and biased correctly for 6V6 tubes. The JJ's each made a crackling sound and fizzed out in the same manner. I won't buy JJ power tubes again. I've had good success with their preamp tubes.

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      5.0

      Great bang for the buck!

      By Reverend Raft Boy

      from Houston, Texas

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about JJ Electronics 6V6 Power Vacuum Tube:

        Bought these to replace the stock Groove Tubes in a Fender Super Champ X2.
        They were a serious improvement.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        JJ 6V6 Tubes -

        By Bob

        from Denver, Colorado

        About Me Professional Musician

        Comments about JJ Electronics 6V6 Power Vacuum Tube:

        This is a super tube. It is not a 6L6 (of course) and it is not an EL84 (of course) and it is not really a normal 6V6. It is really different than any other tube out there.
        You should really bias your amp or have someone bias it as I would not just drop this tube in as a replacement for any other model 6V6. Oh, it would probably "work," but not at its optimum performance. It is a larger tube that takes more plate voltage than a typical 6V6 tube. To really make this baby sing like it does you need to set the amp up for it. It is a wonderful, sweet sounding tube. BUT...bias your amp accordingly. Also keep in mind that this tube set up is for 8 ohms output (as is typical of 6V6 tubes). If you have an amp that will run at 4 ohms and want to switch to this tube you should consider a dummy load of sorts on the transformer. Once again, "it will probably work," without doing that, but not at optimum. If you have an amp that currently runs 6V6 tubes, you need to set the bias on the amp to compensate for the different plate voltage and make the tube sing for you. If you want to use this as a replacement tube in an amp that runs 6L6's (unlike other 6V6's this one will probably work in that format) you can probably get away with it. BUT you must bias the amp for the tube switch and adjust the transformer output for the 8 ohm output impedance difference. Just my 2 cents worth.

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        5.0

        Good sounding tubes

        By wozz

        from Wisconsin

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        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about JJ Electronics 6V6 Power Vacuum Tube:

          I replaced the original 6v6 electro harmonics tubes in my 7 yr old Super Champ XD,,although the sound changed a bit it is a enjoyable change.

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          (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Poor Reliability Issues

          By Telewrangler

          from Lexington, SC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Improves Sound

          Cons

          • Not Functional
          • Poor Quality
          • Very Unreliable

          Best Uses

            Comments about JJ Electronics 6V6 Power Vacuum Tube:

            I purchased 2 separate JJ 6V6's for use in my single ended class A amplifier. The stock Ruby tube sounded OK and I tried EH tubes which sounded even better. I decided to try JJ's because I'd heard they were better built and more robust than the others. WRONG. Both JJ's failed within 10 minutes of use. The amp is new and biased correctly for 6V6 tubes. The JJ's each made a crackling sound and fizzed out in the same manner. I won't buy JJ power tubes again. I've had good success with their preamp tubes.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Unique and Robust Alternative

            By Matt

            from Woodstock, GA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Bold
            • Robust

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Gigging
              • Practicing

              Comments about JJ Electronics 6V6 Power Vacuum Tube:

              This tube is unique among the current production 6V6 offerings. This can be good or bad depending on your needs. To me, it's a very good thing for two reasons.

              1. Rugged build. The JJ 6V6S is a very robust tube with it's rugged construction and spiral filament. It is widely reported that the JJ's can take higher voltages than the others. This is a very good thing when installed in my Tweed Deluxe clone or a Deluxe Reverb. Those amps are especially hard on power tubes. While I love the sound of the Tung Sol Reissue tube, for example, I do NOT love having one blow after a month or so of service. This has happened to me twice. Maybe just a bad batch, maybe not.

              2. Sound. The JJ tube is a little bigger and the sound is a little different than the other current production 6V6 tubes, a little more 6L6 like, as others have stated. If you are a stickler for vintage correct 6V6 sound, then this is probably a bad thing. But it is an especially good thing for me in my Tweed Deluxe clone ( only 12 watts), especially on a gig. The JJ 6V6S tubes are a little bigger, bolder and more aggressive sounding than the other offerings. They cut through the mix a bit better. They break up a bit later and stay more clear when overdriven, with a little less of the mushy compression that is characteristic of the 5E3 circuit. In addition to going to a more efficient Celestion Blue speaker, the switch to the JJ 6V6S tubes has helped my 5E3 Deluxe make the transition from bedroom/studio to the gig. I love that.

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Snakebite4767

              By Johnny Cache

              from Oregon

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Good Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about JJ Electronics 6V6 Power Vacuum Tube:

                  SNAKEBITE, I think your problem started with rebiasing your amp. I'm not sure what the Plate Voltage on your amp is, I think it's close to 410V. Most amps running 6V6's the bias should be around 19 to 23 mA. I think what you did was over stress the B- plates its no wonder the tubes are failing. Infact I'm supprised either tube is still working. A true testiment to their quality. Please rebias you amp closer to factory specs and then try again.

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                  Comments about JJ Electronics 6V6 Power Vacuum Tube:

                  These tubes were suppose to be a "Matched" pair. I put them in my Fender Super Champ XD, and set the bias to 40 ma. Things start out OK, but after a good Rif, one of the tubes starts drawing too much current and gets Red Hot while the other tube does not. It doesn't matter which socket it's in, the same tube takes off when playing through the amp. I can't even use them!

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                  1.0

                  Tubes were NOT a matched pair!

                  By Doug

                  from California

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about JJ Electronics 6V6 Power Vacuum Tube:

                      These tubes were suppose to be a "Matched" pair. I put them in my Fender Super Champ XD, and set the bias to 40 ma. Things start out OK, but after a good Rif, one of the tubes starts drawing too much current and gets Red Hot while the other tube does not. It doesn't matter which socket it's in, the same tube takes off when playing through the amp. I can't even use them!

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Works as advertised

                      By Fishpotpete

                      from Ballwin, MO

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                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional
                      • Good Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • In A Tube Amp -

                        Comments about JJ Electronics 6V6 Power Vacuum Tube:

                        I got about 500 hours out of this same tube before it started going out (making random noises). So that's about a year for me. I use it in a VHT Special 6 (one power tube), so for me changing the tube once a year just before our church Christmas program is easy to keep track of.

                        The sound of this brand was better (in my mind) than the stock tube.

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                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Bright Tube for Fender Champ 600

                        By SkydogGoldtop

                        from Atlanta, GA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Bigger Than Stock Tube
                        • Bighter Sound
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                        • Doesn't Run As Hot

                        Best Uses

                        • As A Premium Replacement

                        Comments about JJ Electronics 6V6 Power Vacuum Tube:

                        This tube really cleaned up the sound for my little Fender Champ 600. Not that this amp pushes sonic extremes, but it certainly help give the Lil' 600 a clean, brighter distortion in the higher registers of volume. Sounds really good with my Russian EH BigMuff, too!

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                        (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        It works

                        By Edna

                        from Brooklyn NY

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Functional
                        • Good Quality
                        • Improves Sound

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about JJ Electronics 6V6 Power Vacuum Tube:

                            Better than the original tube in my VHT

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