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Old 11th Oct 2019, 3:20 pm   #39
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Default Re: Fender amp copy

Originally Posted by Herald1360 View Post
70W from a pair of 6L6 (even the GC variety) is caning them a bit isn't it?
Fender did indeed cane output valves by giving them a higher anode voltage than was specified by the manufacturers. Two 6V6s in a Fender Deluxe Reverb are given 415 VDC on each, which is more than the recommended 315 VDC for the Tung-Sol 6V6GTA (absolute maximum). The result of this was that some 6V6s died quite quickly. Currently, the only 6V6 that will work for a long time in a Deluxe Reverb are the Electro-Harmonix branded 6V6GT, which is made in Russia, presumably by Reflektor.

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