Once thought almost extinct, now back in stock! We found a few more of the classic JAN-Philips 6L6WGB tubes. This batch are from the early to mid 1980's. From our review of the JAN-Philips 6L6-WGB tube: "These puppies rock and would sound great in any setup where you want punch, clear highs and a tight bottom." From our review of JAN-Philips 6L6WGB tube: "This has to be one of the best tube values available today. The sound from these 'stubbies' is excellent. Very nice harmonic content, rich and deep. These bottles rock and would sound great in any setup where you want punch, clear highs and a tight bottom."
Here's an interesting side note: the JAN-Philips 6L6WGB tube has the identical internal construction as the Philips 7581A tube (the industrial version of the 6L6GC tube). The difference between these two tubes is only the size of the glass bottle. Although you may not get a 7581A's 35 watts out of the 6L6WGB, you can certainly get 30 watts without any problems. These are super durable tubes made for the US military in the mid '80's. Their specs are not the same as earlier 5881 and 6L6WGB specs from the 1960's. So to get to the point, the JAN-Philips 6L6WGB tube will work perfectly in any amp requiring a 6L6GC tube. Do not worry about plate voltages over 400V with this puppy.
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Warranty Information and Return PolicyWarranty Period: 3 months
All our tubes are guaranteed for 3 months from the date of purchase. (Any exceptions will be noted on that tube's Warranty tab)
If you receive a tube that does not perform to the manufacturer's specifications, please do the following:
- contact us to get a return authorization
- return it via regular mail within 90 days from when we shipped it, and we will provide an exchange or refund of the full purchase price of the tube.
Returns not related to warranty or defect will be considered at our discretion, and are subject to a 15% restocking fee.
We can not accept returns that don't have an authorization, are past 3 month, or are returned improperly.
These guidelines may be updated without notice.
Ratings & Reviews
Great tube in my PicoValve
Out of all the different types of tubes and brands this is without a doubt the best sounding tube in my Jet City PicoValve amp.
I have no complaints with this tube at all. It made the little PicoValve amp wake up.
The difference it made was like when people say, " It sounded like someone took a blanket off the speaker cabinet."
Here is a list of all the tubes I tried in the amp and they were all new tubes,
EL34: Tung-Sol, EH, JJ, Mullard and Svetlana
6L6: Jan-Phillips, Svetlana
6V6; EH, Golden Lion, TAD, JJ, Tung-Sol
6550: Svetlana, Tung-Sol