#1
Cool, new tube day! I ordered a matched quad SED winged C 6L6 for my SOVTEL MIG 100.
They are sort of expensive at $200USD which is sort of crazy considering the fact that the AMP cost $300. Anyway I just wanted to dust it off and fix it up a bit. When I started looking around at tubes I noticed some info about SED going out of production so figured it would probably be my last chance to by these retail. I don't know for sure tho. Along with the fact that I could potentially sell the AMP for $500 was enough justification to fork out the extra money.

http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/angerplea/media/SED2_zps3f6e71be.jpg.html?sort=3&o=1

It's sounding great BTW. I tried some JJ 12ax7 but oddly enough seem to prefer the Chinese tubes instead. Seems a little bit brighter and I couldn't find any SED 12ax7's.

http://s1301.photobucket.com/user/angerplea/media/MIG100BACK_zpsdfbd2d02.jpg.html?sort=3&o=0

Funny how the new tubes are a bit taller than the SOVTEK's
#2
www.tubesandmore.com has them for $185 those are the cheapest I know of right now.

Yeah I run SED EL34's and they are nice tubes, I want a pair of the 6L6 for my Krank. They will last forever in that amp, 2 6L6's for a 20watt amp.

Different makers had small differences in envelopes.

You should try the new Mullard 12ax7 and Sovtek 12ax7LPS, JJ tend to be a darker tube
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
Last edited by Robbgnarly at Dec 15, 2013,
#3
Yea- I'll try the Mullard out next. Actually have one here but have not used it yet.
So the SED 6L6 will last for many years then? Just generally speaking.

Thanks
#4
They should, they were by far the best tube being made the last decade and maybe a little longer. If you like them in your amp, I'd advise you buy a spare set before they are gone completly
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate
#5
yup- I was definitely considering buying a spare set. Sort of wondering who will step up to fill that gap?
#6
Maybe Genelex will put out a 6l6, there new production tubes are pretty nice. Even the JJ 6l6 is a decent tube and pretty cheap also
2002 PRS CE22
2013 G&L ASAT Deluxe
2009 Epiphone G-400 (SH-4)
Marshall JCM2000 DSL100
Krank 1980 Jr 20watt
Krank Rev 4x12 (eminence V12)
GFS Greenie/Digitech Bad Monkey
Morley Bad Horsie 2
MXR Smart Gate