What is the difference between 6V6GT and 6V6S?
6V6GT – smaller “Glass Tube” T-9 envelope. 6V6GTA – with a controlled warm-up period. 6V6S – A modern production, large plated tube, heater current 500mA, with a higher plate and screen voltage rating.
Are all 6V6 tubes the same?
The general answer is no, for the most part, 6L6 and 6v6 tubes are not interchangeable as they don’t bias close enough. Amps are calibrated to use specific valves (6v6, 6L6, EL84, etc.) and are not always well suited to multiple valve usage without circuit modifications.
Can you use 6L6 in place of 6V6?
Re: 6L6 / 6V6 swapping? Yes, they are close enough that 6L6’s can be swapped into a 6V6 Princeton Reverb circuit.
Is 6L6 the same as 6L6GC?
Re: 6L6 vs 6L6GC tubes The short answer is yes. There won’t be any difference in sound or output.
What’s the difference between a 6V6G and 6V 6gt?
A 6V6 has a metal casing. 6V6GT is the most common straight-sided glass 6V6 variant. The earliest “6V6” were metal, as Doug said. 6V6G are bulbous glass (I don’t think they look anything like a “Coke bottle”). 6V6GTY have the “yellow” (brown) micanol base. And 6V6GTA are rated to dissipate 14W instead of 12W.
What kind of glass is a 6V6G?
6V6GT is the most common straight-sided glass 6V6 variant. The earliest “6V6” were metal, as Doug said. 6V6G are bulbous glass (I don’t think they look anything like a “Coke bottle”).
What does the X stand for on a 6V6?
The “X” suffix indicates a ceramic base. The tube on the left below is a “6V6GX” indicating a slope-shouldered ST shape 6V6 with a ceramic base. And there are other suffixes besides, but these are generally about an updated version or different ratings.
What’s the maximum dissipation of a 6V6?
The standard for all 6V6 types through all time is 14W maximum dissipation. This includes 6V6G, metal 6V6, and all classic-era 6V6GT. Those old tubes were rated under a different system (design-center rating) which put them at the lower 12W, though they also rate 14W under design maximum.