I have determined that JJ's are probably the only 6V6's that will work reliably in this amp. I had a couple hundred hours on the original set so I installed a matched quad of NOS Marconi's. Two of them slightly redplated. I consulted with Brent at Dr.Z and Mike at KCA. I ordered a set of Tung-Sol reissues and a set of JJ 6V6S's. All four Tung-Sol's redplated. The JJ's worked fine.
So considering the uncertainty of new tube production in general and the apparent decline in JJ reliability in particular it seems this is what I will need to do. I will buy several sets of JJ's and test/burn them in during rehearsals. When I get approximately 10 hours on each set I will remove, label and store them. That should get me through at least until the Mayan calender runs out.
I've done this before with other tubes which is why I have a pretty good supply of stuff like older JJ EL84's and EI ECC83's. It's just a part of playing tube amps in the 21st century.
I wonder if the guys with Remedys are having the same issue?
GuitarZ: I'm okay with the AARP letters. You're still living and breathing? What the heck am I to think when a funeral home sends me a free consultation offer? Ouch!
Jun 21, 2019 15:41:26 GMT -7
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Jun 21, 2019 16:02:32 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Reminds me of buying my Honda. When they tried to sell me the maintenance package, I said "Is your car not reliable?" Long story short my wife teamed up with the sales lady to buy the maint package. Never again!
Jun 21, 2019 16:16:53 GMT -7