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Why didn't this suck eggs?

4/21/2003 5:07 PM
Mark Lavelle
Why didn't this suck eggs?
I just re-tubed a friend's SF Princeton Reverb that didn't sound bad at all except for being a little weak in the tremolo department, and I was shocked to find that one of the power tubes was a 6K6 and the other appeared to be a 6V6 (can't be sure, as it had no marking left, but it was definitely different internal construction than the 6K6).  
It sounds a little better with the new, matched 6V6s, but I'm wondering why it didn't sound a lot worse with the apparently mismatched tube types.  

stephen conner Maybe it did -- 4/21/2003 5:42 PM