RCA released the first 6V6 vacuum tube in the late 1930s. It's low price and good performance made it impossible to ignore. Over the next two decades the 6V6 tube became widely used in small radios, hifi amplifiers and consoles, and instruments amps. In single-ended tube amps one 6V6 output tube can produce about 5 watts of power. In push-pull tube amplifiers 15W is typical. Although Fender is best known for their 6L6 tube amp designs, they have had huge success with the Champ, Princeton, and Deluxe tube amps that all use 6V6GT output tubes.
It's worth mentioning that the JJ 6V6S and TAD 6V6GT versions are a little different than typical new and NOS 6V6GT vacuum tubes. Both the JJ and TAD 6V6 tubes have larger plates (anodes) allowing them to safely dissipate 14W rather than the standard 12W. In most amps this will allow for a little more headroom, although the difference might be subtle.
We have a large selection of 6V6GT power tubes in stock. Below you'll find tubes by Tung-Sol, Tube Amp Doctor (TAD), Electro Harmonix, JJ Electronic, Philips, Genalex/Gold Lion, and more. For the past few years the Tungsol 6V6GT and JJ 6V6-S tubes have been our best sellers. You can check out our 6V6 tube reviews page for more information regarding the sound qualities of these tubes. These reviews will be a great help in narrowing down the options for your needs. Also, many of the 6V6GT tubes listed below have customer tube reviews. You will also notice we indicate the Top-Sellers for the 6V6 audio tube types.
Be sure to click the “Additional Info” tab when viewing a specific 6V6-GT tube. There you will find related articles and downloads such as datasheets, pin-outs, ratings, and matching information when available. Other excellent links for technical information can be found at 6V6 in Wikipedia, 6V6 tubes in Duncan Amps, and 6V6 tubes in The Radio Museum.