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ajeffcote



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:57 pm    Post subject: 6l6 tubes Reply with quote

What's your favorite out of the new production tubes?
What's your favorite of any 6l6?
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74 Strat



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tungsol 6L6 Big Bottles. Just make sure there is enough room to install them. They are the same size or close to KT66...Dean
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

74 Strat wrote:
Tungsol 6L6 Big Bottles. Just make sure there is enough room to install them. They are the same size or close to KT66...Dean

You talking NOS or new production?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are brand new, came out a few months back.

http://www.beyondeleven.com/Tung-Sol-6L6G-Guitar-Amplifier-Vacuum-Tube-p/tung-sol-6l6g-tube.htm

Here is the back of my Twin Reverb...Dean

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What BEASTS! Shocked

I thought KT66's were huge....
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
What BEASTS! Shocked

I thought KT66's were huge....


I didn't realize until they came that I was pushing my luck getting them in there. Lucked out, just the 2 on the right side touch...Dean
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Favorite all time? JAN Phillips 6l6's. I'd buy these buy the truck load if I could.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like the Philips tubes as well as the old RCA and even GE. I do like the TAD new tubes also...Dean[/quote]
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now here is a set of power tubes... ought to be able to build a 500 watt amp around these guys.

2KV on the plate

might need a custom output tranny
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http://cgi.ebay.com/AMPEREX-JAN-7034-4x150A-NEVERUSED-NOS-PAIR-TUBES-More-/150479520951?pt=Vintage_Electronics_R2
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 813 tubes are much more powerful, 4 of them = 1015watts


There was this one tube that was used in power grid applications or something, it was HUGE, I think it was putting out 2.2kw.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everyone knows that the Flux Tubes are best. 1.21 giga watts of time traveling power!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TresM (Sir) wrote:
The 813 tubes are much more powerful, 4 of them = 1015watts


There was this one tube that was used in power grid applications or something, it was HUGE, I think it was putting out 2.2kw.


didn't know you were an expert on RF tubes...btw I had a Technician Class ham radio license when I was 10 years old. 48 years ago.

813 triodes were already dinosaurs then. We were using tetrodes in high power transmitters.

Altec actually made a power amp with a pair of 813s...only 250 watts

as my father once told me...you don't learn with your mouth.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch, the left side of my face stings a little Smile


I guess I might have been misinformed, that being said, I read this a year back, suddenly came to mind when i heard about the 7034 tube.

http://www.chambonino.com/construct/const9.html


Can't recall where i heard about the other one though, i'll let you know if i remember though Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry young man...I was a bit harsh. That is what happens when your father was a WWII combat engineer captain.

If you want to learn about tube theory...pick up a RCA receiving tube manual and a RCA Transmitting tube manual. Out of print but they pop up on ebay in the ham radio section.

PS you will be working with high voltages, especially in high power amps.

Most of the power amps we built were Class A single ended. Yep, 1 tube, 1Kw
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.amazon.com/Receiving-Tube-Manual-RC-30-Reprint/dp/B000TNHBAU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1282143364&sr=8-1
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