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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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      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 19 reviews)

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      93%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Improves sound (12)
      • Good quality (11)
      • Easy to use (5)
      • Functional (5)

      Cons

      No Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts (10)
      • Practicing (9)
      • Back-up (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (9), 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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      good while they lasted...

      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.

      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

      BEST RCA REISSUE FOR FENDER

      By Arch69er

      from Clinton, MO

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      Pros

      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

      • SOMEWHAT EXPENSIVE

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing
      • Recording

      Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

      Put a "medium breakup" rated duet of these tubes into a Fender Super Champ XD2 head recently; sweetened the tone, increased the headroom, and had nice, controlled breakup when pushed. If they have the longevity everyone else has obtained, I will be a very happy camper. So far, the sound is awesome. The way I see it, I got a very expensive reissue amplifier head for less than three hundred, requiring only some attention to details and a bit of research.

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      5.0

      Fixed my Fender Excelsior amp!

      By Guitar Dave

      from Enid, Oklahoma

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        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.

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        5.0

        Good ole 6v6 tone

        By Billiamaire

        from Granitevlle,SC

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        Pros

        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

          My rebel 30 212 came with jj 6v6 tubes.. Although they sound nice, especially clean, they where different sounding. I've read articles about the jj 6v6 tubes sounding like smaller 6l6 and that is fairly accurate. The tung sols are little creamier. Have a better sound on the gain channel. quality wise.. I checked the bias and they where good to go even there. I had actually stopped playing that amp in favor of my tweaker.( I play it through a green back custom built can) I'm back to playing this amp and also I seems to take pedals better now..

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          5.0

          A nice upgrade

          By John W.

          from Alexandria, VA

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality
          • Improves Sound

          Cons

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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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              5.0

              Really Great in Fender Excelsior

              By Casino Boogie

              from Annapolis Maryland

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              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Concerts
                • Practicing

                Comments about Tung-Sol 6V6GT Matched Power Tubes:

                I replaced a couple of cheaper tubes in a Fender Excelsior with these and the result was quite noticeable. Much sweeter tone.

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                5.0

                Good tubes, great price

                By Joey K.

                from Pittsburgh, PA

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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 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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                        5.0

                        Smooth and clear tone in Egnater Tweaker

                        By SimonT

                        from Jersey City, NJ

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                        • Easy To Use
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                        • Good Quality
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                          • 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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                          1.0

                          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.

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