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5933 TUBE? (6L6 CLONE?)


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8/4/1999 6:24 AM
kami ka
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?  
 
 
 
THANK YOU.  
 
 
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8/4/1999 7:15 PM
Doc

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
Reid Kneeland

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?  
 
 
 
Reid  
 
 
8/5/1999 9:18 PM
marc
snd tube sales sells the adaptors for 6bg6, I think
 

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