Tung-Sol 5881


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Very detailed tonal character high and low.

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Tung-Sol 5881

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The Russian reissue of that famous tube used in Fender Tweeds in the 50's. Very detailed all around tonal character, both high and low. Great 6L6 replacement for those who want more of a responsive, compressed sound. Singles only


Tung-Sol 5881 Data Sheet

Customer Reviews

Very special tube! Review by Roger
Absolutely beautiful sounding tube. I play a lot of clean tone on into pedal driven mild gain and a full bluesy gain. I think the first review said it very well "Fat bouncy lows, smooth mids and crystal clear highs." Everything is clear and focused throughout the range without harshness. And those lows! Round, bouncy, punchy, focused, velvet. That aura carries through all of the way high with a special - what to call it - timber. Aces all of the way. (Posted on 4/25/17)
VHT Special 6 Ultra retube Review by Kirk
Hey Doug,

Got the tubes, and quick too. I'm extremely happy with the results. I love the tone of the 5881, and your suggestion on the Ruby 7025SS HG for V2 was right on the money. The amp now barks instead of whines. The tone is great and it almost has a three dimensional sound now. Fat bouncy lows, smooth mids and crystal clear highs. I didn't know my guitar could sound so good. I'll be ordering a backup set in a couple of weeks. Thanks again for the great advise and the fast service.

Kirk (Posted on 4/20/13)
Very happy with these tubes Review by JD
I own an Egnater Tweaker 40 that seemed to have a harsh bark when hitting over driven power chords. Doug recomended these tubes. It seems to have smoothed out the sound. More of a buttery over drive. Much easier on my ears. I'm very pleased. (Posted on 8/31/12)

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