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Offline Herbertk

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NOS 6v6 tubes anyone tried them?
« on: December 29, 2021, 06:35:52 AM »
So I wanted to try some tube rolling on my moreplay and ordered a set of "National Union NOS" tubes. I saw on the pic that they do not have the guide for positioning but thought I could still make them work would just need to be very careful with the positioning.

What I did not realize is that the pins a larger than the ones in the moreplay :( is it possible to use a adapter to use these ? I did not pay too much for them so was worth the gamble but was wondering if anyone have used similar tubes.

I am new to all this so might also be that the description on EBAY was completely off :P

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Re: NOS 6v6 tubes anyone tried them?
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2021, 07:08:09 AM »
The tube designator is marked on the glass envelope which is not legible in your photo. Those tubes most definitely are not 6V6 tubes !

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Re: NOS 6v6 tubes anyone tried them?
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2021, 07:16:10 AM »
:P

Only thing I see on the glass is 6C6 :P live and learn I guess

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Re: NOS 6v6 tubes anyone tried them?
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2021, 07:24:10 AM »
6C6 = Poor mans WE310A. I use them to drive a 2A3 in SE operation, quite common circuit back in the day. Build one up I think you might be surprised.

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Re: NOS 6v6 tubes anyone tried them?
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2021, 08:00:18 AM »
That tube is a totally different design than a 6v6. It uses a top cap for one of the connections and it is a 6 pin layout. It will not work and I suggest you go back to the person that sold it as a 6v6 on ebay and ask for a refund.
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Re: NOS 6v6 tubes anyone tried them?
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2021, 08:14:06 AM »
Its a pity clearly marked at 6v6 on his listing :P

I think ill keep em and find a use down the road, they are pretty haha

Building a Stereomore next have ordered it last week so should ship soon,  I can't wait :)

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Re: NOS 6v6 tubes anyone tried them?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2021, 09:06:32 AM »
Follow up question, is there a better place to buy tubes ? I have seen them mostly on ebay :P

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Re: NOS 6v6 tubes anyone tried them?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2021, 09:07:49 AM »
There are tons and tons of decent tubes available on eBay.
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Re: NOS 6v6 tubes anyone tried them?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2021, 09:18:49 AM »
There are tons and tons of decent tubes available on eBay.

Thanks Paul :)