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|8/4/1999 6:24 AM|
||5933 TUBE? (6L6 CLONE?)|
I HAVE A PAIR OF 5933.
IS REALLY 5933 A CLONE TUBE WITH 6L6?
IF SO, CAN I USE IT IN BASSMAN AMP OUTPUT
WITHOUT ANY MODIFICATION?
|8/4/1999 7:15 PM|
Don't these tubes have a metal cap at the top?
Internally (electrically), they are the same as a 6L6. But they are actually equivalent to an 807. They use a 5-pin base and have the plate terminal up on top, rather than on a base pin. This gives them the ability to withstand high plate potentials. They are actually catalogued as a low power transmitting tube.
You can certainly build any amp calling for 6L6 tubes using the 5933s, but you will need appropriate sockets and plate caps. I would not recommend them in a guitar combo amp because the elements rattle quite a bit. They would be ok in a head amp, or more at home in a HiFi amp.
|8/5/1999 8:53 PM|
I seem to recall someone selling adapters for
those. Each adapter had a base that plugged
into the amp, and the 5933 plugged into that.
The base also had a plate cap wired to it,
which you then clipped to the top of the tube.
This allowed stock 6L6 amps to use the 5933.
Anyone else remember this?
|8/5/1999 9:18 PM|
snd tube sales sells the adaptors for 6bg6, I think
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