WTB: 6V6GT valve

beed84beed84 Frets: 1962
Preferably Fender or Groove Tubes, but will consider others.

My Champ is cutting out after 5 mins or so, so I’m hoping a replacement valve will sort it.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 9035
    What make/model are you using at present? 

    If you already have a Groove Tube of a known "rating", replacing with another of the same rating should retain your expected level of break up for any given volume control setting.

    I have assorted 6V6GT valves of various ages and qualities. I shall have to check what they are and get back to you.


    Be seeing you.
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  • beed84beed84 Frets: 1962
    What make/model are you using at present? 

    If you already have a Groove Tube of a known "rating", replacing with another of the same rating should retain your expected level of break up for any given volume control setting.

    I have assorted 6V6GT valves of various ages and qualities. I shall have to check what they are and get back to you.
    I've just checked, and all I can tell you is it's an old Fender branded 6V6GTA. Most of the branding has deteriorated, and I have no idea what the power rating is. I'm not too fussed when the amp breaks up, so long as it works and I know that it was the power valve.

    If you could let me know what you've got, that'd be great.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 9035
    beed84 said:
    an old Fender branded 6V6GTA. Most of the branding has deteriorated.
    I have one exactly like that but still working. It had served in my Rivera-era Super Champ. It was removed when its partner failed.

    I have a matched pair of Groove Tubes GT-6V6-CD-M 113527, "graded" 7 White (normal onset of distortion). For whatever reason, the glass envelope is finished grey-black. I can not tell whether these were made in China or Russia.

    These days, I run my Super Champ on a duet of JAN Philips ECG 34157 "USA". The innards of these look exactly like the old Fender-branded Philips Sylvania 6V6 GTA 023564. These were mail ordered from Watford Valves.

    FWIIW, I also seem to have a no-name GZ34/5AR4 tetrode rectifier.
    Be seeing you.
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  • beed84beed84 Frets: 1962
    beed84 said:
    an old Fender branded 6V6GTA. Most of the branding has deteriorated.
    I have one exactly like that but still working. It had served in my Rivera-era Super Champ. It was removed when its partner failed.

    I have a matched pair of Groove Tubes GT-6V6-CD-M 113527, "graded" 7 White (normal onset of distortion). For whatever reason, the glass envelope is finished grey-black. I can not tell whether these were made in China or Russia.

    These days, I run my Super Champ on a duet of JAN Philips ECG 34157 "USA". The innards of these look exactly like the old Fender-branded Philips Sylvania 6V6 GTA 023564. These were mail ordered from Watford Valves.

    FWIIW, I also seem to have a no-name GZ34/5AR4 tetrode rectifier.
    Grand. PM incoming. 
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