This Svetlana 6L6GC tube is manufactured at the New Sensor Corp. owned Xpo-Pul factory (also known as Reflektor) in Saratov, Russia. Use it to replace all other 6L6 and 5881 tube types. Solid construction and build quality and all test great on our equipment.
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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.
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Ratings & Reviews
Rock and Blues Tone!!!
by Timothy W. Smith
Just had a set of these finally go bad after 4 years of every weekend use in my JCM 900 Marshall. Also just reordered them. My amp tech recommended these for my style of playing, and he couldn't have been more right. I use Tung-sols in the preamp, best overall tone I've ever had. Nice, glassy overdrive, with plenty of punch. The ultimate Les Paul through a Marshall tone.
The Svetlana 6l6GC's I ordered arrived quickly and have increased the output (and tonal quality) in my old DeArmond amp!
I received these tubes today, so this is not a long-term review. Replaced two JJs (and I also put a 5751 in V1) in my Rivera Chubster. It made a difference in tone. The amp sounds much smoother, with less mid-range gain or barking. I prefer a Fender Blackface tone in the clean channel, and this tube change was a significant improvement.
Interesting though because I have been told that tube rolling doesn't do much for a significant change in tone, and I have been told to use the tube types that came with the amp because the amp was designed around those tubes. Not true here. In this respect, the Rivera seems very accommodating, even though Rivera themselves told me to stick with stock type tubes. Their amp adjusted well. However, I doubt this is true for all amps. For example, I have other amps where I tried tube rolling, and nothing was accomplished - did absolutely nothing to change tone. I guess some amps just have their characteristic tone, and there is nothing I can do about it.
Thanks Tube Store for the tube reviews, that helps!!!
A change is good, refreshing.
I purchased these tubes and had them in storage, for some time, I recently installed them in a hot rod deluxe, and I have found with very nice tone, I had the tad 6l6wgbs in I enjoyed them too, but was ready for a change, these filled the bill.
My Favorite Current Production 6L6
by Mark F
These may be my favorite of the 6L6's I've tried. Admittedly, I haven't had "holy grail" NOS tubes or genuine Winged C's in any of my amps. However, I put these in one channel, and JJ 6L6GC's (separately reviewed) in the other, since both channels work independently. They give me 2 very nice, but slightly different, 6L6 tones. These are incredibly very well balanced, with rather strong lower mids for a 6L6. They sound very full and strong in the lower frequencies, but not out of control. They have good clarity, with very nice highs that seem a tiny bit softer than the JJ'S. Fantastic for all clean tones, and bridge humbuckers or single coils with gain sound full yet well defined. Check out my review for the JJ'S used in the same amp. The JJ is more crisp and bright, the Svetlanas a bit thicker with more low mids, both excellent. I really hope these remain readily available, since they may be the best affordable alternative to Winged C's.