From our review of the Tung-Sol 6V6GT: "The Tung-Sol 6V6-GT is an outstanding tube and I feel it delivers a much smoother overdrive that you could describe as creamy instead of crunchy. The sound is better defined than the Electro Harmonix with less compression than EH or JJ."
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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
Not what I was looking for?
I am a slide player and I like the tubes that really add some sizzle and these just didn't evoke the harmonics that compliment the slide. The JJ 6V6S tubes sounded better but still not exactly what I'm looking for either.
My favourite 6V6!
by Douglas Robertson
I love this tube! I've been running a quad of these in my Rivera Venus 6 and a pair of them in my Allen Accomplice for over a year. I prefer these to most NOS tubes in both of these amps. The Venus is "class A" so it drives these tubes pretty hard, and so far they've taken a hell of a beating.And they sound great! They sound at least as good as NOS, but at 1/10th the price; you can afford to keep backups of these! Rich, clean, bright, sparkly - it's all in there!
Great tone, but....
by Jared Purdy
Of the current production 6V6 tubes out there, this is my favorite...However, I use a Swart ASTmaster, and Michael Swart has found that thesetubes can't handle the plate voltage of his ampsand they invariably red plate and crap out. Regretfully, that has been my experience too, so I am no longer using them with my Swart, but I am using them with a stock 75 PrincetonReverb. The Tung Sol 5881 is close in tone to the Tung Sol 6V6GT, so that is what I'm using in the Swart now.
Watch the voltages!
by Roy Patterson
Loved the tone in my DR but blew a tube after a couple months of use. My amp tech had one blow as well. I was very impressed with the warmth of the tube but I suspect they don't handle plate voltages above spec very well.
Tung Sol 6V6 GT - Dr Z Remedy application
Nice warm tone, not too bright or edgy, and very quiet with no rattles or microphonics. Compared to my NOS JAN Philips tubes the breakup is quite early, but musical. If you are looking for easy natural crunch, a good choice.