The Electro-Harmonix 6V6 is warm sounding, with a sweet sustain and crunchy overdrive, making it a very musical tube. The Electro-Harmonix is OEM in most current guitar amplifiers. It can take up 475 volts, so you can push it. Also known as the Groove Tubes 6V6-R.
- Extremely pleased with this in my '65 BF Champ Review by Wes
We hate to see it but even beloved old RCAs start to wear out (like strings, but over decades). Symptom: While the amp came up to speed in the normal time, it never got its 'mojo' until being played for quite awhile. Heater voltages checked good. This EH tube has an extremely good review & thorough discussion done by the amp blueprinting community as well and it did NOT disappoint. A Champ is never going to be quite as warm as a push-pull like a Princeton, but all the tone is back and ready after brief warmup, and whether at 3 or 8 on the volume knob, and it is back to its old self. Can't really do this amp on 8 in the upstairs BR unless house is empty.) If I had a Princeton or other P-P 6V6 setup I'd get a matched pair of this very tube from Doug in a nanosecond & spend my NOS money on something else. (Ordered a NOS 5Y3 as well, as the original had a notable (but not compromising) crack in the base.)
Service? One of the benchmarks in this biz. Ordered online late on a Sunday, immediate order confirmation followed & then ship notification early Monday in my email box. Tubes were ready to pickup at the PO box that Wednesday (from Doug's to Wisconsin). 'Bout as good as it gets. (Posted on 10/23/14)
- love 6v6`s Review by Tony
- I use a egnater tweaker 15 for live playing.Tried the tungsols and they sounded great but only lasted 8 months.tried the jj`s and they souned okay but stiffer,so I tried the EH`s late distortion and they sounded great ,maybe not as sparkly as the tungsols but will be my choice from now on unless they don`t last 8 months. As far as service from Dougs I rodered them on sunday and got them wedsday,can`t beat that,also I like being able to specify late distortion for xstra head room,Keep up the good work!!! (Posted on 2/10/14)