#1
Would it be unwise to replace the 5881 power tubes in my screamer 50 with 6L6 GC's? I heard theres a difference in capabilities between the two, something to do with the Plate Dissipation.

Any advice would be much appreciated
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#2
My guess is that your amp has Sovtek 5881WXT's in it. They are in fact 6L6GC's.
#3
Just change them. They're pretty much the same valve, a 5881 is just a rugged military version of a 6L6.
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#4
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Just change them. They're pretty much the same valve, a 5881 is just a rugged military version of a 6L6.



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#5
I did this with my Marshall, vast improvement in quality. I found the Sovtek 5881's too mushy, just make sure you get good 6L6's or else you will not notice any difference. Remember to get the amp re-biased (I'm assuming that Engl's have adjustable valve bias, not fixed like Mesa's)
#6
k thanks guys.
ENGL Screamer 50
Schecter Hellraiser FR
Boss GT-8

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What's worse than eating an apple and finding a worm inside?

Being black.
#7
You need rebias either way, but especially if your amp has 5881's in it (not 5881WXT's), since 6L6GC's are more powerful.