6V6 Tubes

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.

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