6L6WGC-STR GE-Style black-plate TAD PREMIUM Matched

RT81
Variants Description Stock Price Menge
RT811 single (1 selected tube) on_Stock € 27,90
RT812 Pair (2 matched tubes) on_Stock € 55,80
RT814 Quartet (4 matched tubes) on_Stock € 111,60
RT816 Sextet (6 gematchte Röhren) on_Stock € 167,40
RT818 Octet (8 matched tubes) on_Stock € 223,20
RT8112 Duodezet (12 matched tubes) on_Stock € 334,80

6L6WGC-STR GE-Style black-plate TAD PREMIUM Matched


The Classic Sound of the 1950s and 60s - Excellent Tone, Maximum Lifetime!

The perfect choice for vintage tweed and blackface amps such as the 1960 Bassman, Twin, Showman or Super Reverb. The complex midrange and sweet heights are a class of its own. The TAD 6L6WGC-STR is our recommendation for classic tone with warm cleans and rich, sweet mids when pushed. Great for fat jazz or blues tones.

The TAD 6L6WGC-STR is a remake of the small bottle GE6L6GC and has the same warm lower midrange and silky top end as the classic GE versions of the 1950s and 60s. Like the historic RCA 5881, this tube features exclusive blackplate anodes and a side getter. The TAD 6L6GC-STR and the TAD 6L6WGC-STR have our exclusive black-plate desings, gold gird wire, double getter construction, no-noise filaments and 1.2mm thick heavy duty glass. This tube is only 80mm high (without pins) and can replace 5881 or 6L6WGB tubes.

see reviews at:
fenderforum "TAD Tubes Question" and
fenderforum "TAD small bottle"

Q: When does a power tube become a Premium Selected power tube?
A: All power tubes labeled Premium Selected have passed the following tests:
- Plate Current (PC) and Amplification (TC)
- Low Noise Test
- Microphonic Test
- Sonic Tests
- Shock Tests
- Listening Tests
- Shorts & Leakage Tests

Premium RT-Matching of Power Tubes
Our Premium Matching is an exact matching of power tubes with identical Plate Current (PC) and Transconductance (TC).

TAD Premium Selected tubes are guaranteed for a period of 6 months (according to terms of warranties) for the quality criteria mentioned above.
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Jerry Glass (5/5)

I purchased these tubes for an amp I build to give them a try. I was blown away...the bass is warm and penetrating, mids are sweet and full and treble is smooth and clear. The overdrive characteristics are nothing short of beautiful. The tone and feel is on par with an original pair of TungSol 5881s I have, The pair I purchased was absolutely quiet and matched within 1mA in the amp. I will be using these tubes from here on. Bonus: these are also very nice looking tubes.

Mike Heatherly (5/5)

Just intalled a pair in my 65 Bassman.......so sweet..biased @ 36-38ma, they rock.

laurens (5/5)

Came stock in my 100w Dumble ODS -HRM clone. Tried some others, I'll stick to this. Nice rich harmonics, the right compression and almost humm-free. These shorties are the best thing for a 6l6 dumble style amp

Guitar-Paul (5/5)

After having wasted time and money on two well-known brands with 6L6's for my 65RI Twin reverb, I finally found these now : Now I can say "This is it" !!! whereas my former tubes from one well-known "high gain amps manufacturer" and the other from the "most popular" brand produced first of all, both huge "noises on various notes" "bzzzz" coming with the sound of the guitar or noise from something put into vibration inside the tubes, these TAD 6L6WGC produce NO NOISE at ALL. Moreover the sound is much more articulate than before, when playing chords one can hear much more distinct each note. When playing my Gibson ES335TD the sound from my twin is warm and deep, even the reverb is much more present than before and completes the dry sound perfectly. The "sound of the wood" from the guitar comes throug much clearer than before. When playing my Strat, the amp is much more responsive to the playing dynamics than before, but without any aggressiveness. When handling the TAD-6L6WGC's the impression is, holding something of real quality, well built and that will last forever. Any other power tubes I have seen seem like junk in comparison. I have set bias so ma new tubes draw around 30mA, but I guess I will play a little with the amp bias to see/hear how it influences the sound. Anyway I have now the impression, my 65RI-Twin-Reverb is like a new amp with a much higher performance than before : I can only blame myself, "why did I not put TAD's in there in the first place" !!!

Saku Euren (5/5)

I ordered matched duet, but there were 7mA difference. So what!! They sound awesome in my 66 Blackface Super reverb!!!

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