6V6 in 18w TMB?

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Alexo wrote:
Thu 02/14/08 12:11 pm
I preferred fixed bias in this amp. Some might say that puts it farther away from being an 18 watt, but I think that sonically, it is closer. Don't ask me why, but 6V6's in cathode bias sound a little flabby and floppy to me, they tighten up really well in fixed bias; to me, the 18 sounds more tight than flabby/floppy.
Sounds like you need the huge cathode cap mod on the power tubes. Just use something like 1000uF, 2200uF or even higher, to nicely tighten up the amp.
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Re: 6V6 in 18w TMB?

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punkrockpoet wrote:
Thu 02/07/08 4:52 pm
Has anyone done this?
Ideally, a set of noval sockets for EL84 and a set of Octals for 6V6... possible?
It's much easier to just use 6BW6/CV2136 or 6973 power tubes, which are both 6V6s in9-pin bottles. Simple as that!
Note, you could also try 6P1P tubes, which are basically a Soviet version of the 6BW6/6973.
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