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Re: Svetlana 6L6GCs


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7/1/1997 1:09 PM
sean
Re: Svetlana 6L6GCs
The Phillips?Sylvania 6L6GCs that were in my first  
Bassman Head always had a pronounced shade of blue  
when not being pushed, and they had one of the greatest sounds around.
 
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6/23/1997 2:31 PM
Dave Charneski

I tried a quartet from Thoroughbred Music  
a few months ago and they were defective!  
At moderately loud volumes, they "crackled"  
as if I had a bad cord. I sent them back  
in exchange for replacements, but the  
replacements never came, so I got my money  
back and bought a set of Ruby Tubes, Sovtek  
5881s. At low volumes, the Svetlanas  
sounded very good. I'm hoping they get their  
act together so I can try a working set some  
day.
 
6/23/1997 9:09 PM
Matt D
I used them this weekend in a 4x10 HR Deville in place of the usual 5881s. To me the Svetlana responded with a more lively mid range and sounded best at about 34mA current draw. The 5881s sound flatter in this amp.
 
6/24/1997 7:06 AM
Dave Charneski

Matt,  
 
Based on my limited experience with the Svetlana  
6L6s, I agree 100% with what you said. The 5881s  
definitely sound somewhat flat to me too. They  
just don't have the "harmonic richness and  
complexity" in the midrange that the Svetlanas  
exhibit. However, when driven into saturation,  
the 5881s do start to sound pretty good. That's  
how I use them, at least for my overdriven  
rythym and lead sounds. For clean rythym,  
I run them very close to clipping. By the way,  
WHERE DID YOU BUY YOUR SET OF SVETLANA 6L6GCs?  
 
Dave
 
6/30/1997 2:36 PM
MattD

Dave,  
 
I ordered the Svetlana 6L6s through MCM. Their tubes are pretty reasonably priced, but they are sent matched from the company (Sovtek, Svetlana)and I have found mismatching according to bias current draw.
 

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