Tung-Sol 6V6GT Power Vacuum Tube (Matched)

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Totally Tweed! The preferred OEM tube of ’50s-era Fender Tweed Champ and Deluxe amplifiers. The Tungsol 6V6 vacuum tube has a geometry designed to safely handle the higher voltages used in guitar amps ­ plus heavier plate and grid materials.

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 Policy

Warranty 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.

The Good and the Bad!


These are by far the best sounding current production 6v6gt tubes out there.
The problem is they don't hold up consistently well. I had one go in a Tweed 5e3 and another in Blackface Princeton Reverb, neither lasted more than 5 months. This not just my experience, there are way too many cases out there of these tubes failing prematurely.
For the price you can buy NOS that sound a little to noticeably better but last way longer. I've got NOS 6V6's (1960's GE and 1940's Sylvania) that have been in these amps for close to 3 years and they are still great sounding.

If they can get them to hold up better and price them accordingly they would be the way to go. Until the quality NOS 6v6's go away, there is no reason to buy these.



These tubes are fantastic. I use them in a Fender Tweed Deluxe 5e3 absolutely great detail and depth, smooth. Blows away the GT tubes I had in there. Try them they are great.



I installed these in a Fender 57 Deluxe FSR 5E3, I'm blown away. I already loved the tone of this amp. Now, it is more mesmerizing. So much definition, detail. Super clean and depth. I replaced the original GT tubes with Tung Sol. Super happy, we'll see how long they'll last. I'll update if they fail like others said. 6, Nov, 2019

Tung Sol 6V6 comparison


I’ve been using (20-50 gigs a year) several sets of these tubes over last 7+ years. In 5e3, Dr. Z, Fender Princeton Reverb, Egnator amps which span years from 1950s to current. These tubes have had zero issues and always sounded good. I have a good supply of NOS tubes so just for fun today I compared the Tung Sol 6V6 against some old RCA in my 5e3. Result is they are at least 95% similar & I know in a band mix the diff is undetectable. The Tung Sol are my go to except in the Egnator where I purposely prefer the extra punch and mid focus of JJs. With Tung Sol 6V6 being available no one should be worried about copping old school tube tones.

Worked well; went bad after six months of use


I bought a matching pair of these tubes back in June to compliment my APPJ PA1502A and they were great well they lasted. However, I'm sad to say after a bit of diagnosing the crackling problem I've been having in my headphones for the past few days, it's come down to these tubes being the issue. Now I'm back to using the stock tubes. I'm giving a 3.5 simply because of a short lifespan.
After a quick search, 6V6 tubes should last around 1000 hours -- according to my Last.fm, in the year of 2016 I listened to 487 hours of music, and considerably, half of that should be from June until now. So they may have lasted a good 250-300 hours.