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?
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Oct 2, 2019 12:33:25 GMT -7
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Oct 10, 2019 20:48:05 GMT -7
GuitarZ: Argghh! ETA for power is Sunday midnight. Thank you for giving us all a place to vent. At least we have a generator and our house suffered zero damage from the storms.
Nov 1, 2019 13:25:37 GMT -7
Ed M.: Yup generator is humming along.....
Nov 1, 2019 13:45:12 GMT -7
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Nov 1, 2019 18:15:14 GMT -7
roscoenyc: Almost every piece of gear I have except for my tuner has at least one knob. Those are for adjusting. PSA for the "too much bass" crowd.
Nov 14, 2019 9:10:34 GMT -7
The Bad Poodle: cause we all know Too much bass increases "tube rattle"....
Nov 14, 2019 11:23:20 GMT -7
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Nov 14, 2019 11:24:11 GMT -7
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