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perfect tubes for my fender reissue model T. good deep bass tone.
Just got plugged these tubes into my Hugues & kettner Statesman Dual 6L6 and I'm really impressed by the tone they give.
Warm and mildy tone, sound very smooth.
Congrat's TAD, great job!
I opted to try these TAD 6L6GC-STR's in my Fender Hot Rod Deluxe III as a means to improve a tone I was pretty happy. Before swapping, I biased the original power amp tubes to 68mv and did the same for the TAD's. Using identical volume and tone settings, I found a marked improvement in tone, headroom and sheer musicality. I've now installed TAD in the preamp stages (7025 WA Highgrade in V1 & 2, 12AX7A-C in V3). The only other change in the amp is an Eminence Cannabis Rex speaker. Overall, I'm exremely happy with these enhancements, and have received many compliments. I'll be sticking with TAD tubes, I like the quality too, and continue to recommend them to others.
If you got Ampeg V4-B just get them. BEST, richest sound ever and probalby most powerful 6L6 on the market
I just wanted to send you a note to tell you about my experience with the 6L6GC-STR tubes.
I custom designed and built a Class A amplifier system for Hi-Fi. I spent hundreds of hours on the project and used very high quality parts. It sounded terrific, and sounds better as all the parts \"run-in\". The amplifier has 45W RMS/channel, and uses a quad on each side. I had tried many different types of tubes and some were better than others. As you know, a Class A amplifier can be truly revealing so the tubes have to be good and the right quality.
I looked at the design of the TAD 6L6GC and decided to give them a try. I was impressed with the look and the fact they were designed in Germany - the home of great engineering. When I received them, I was very happy with the build quality and appearance. However, the real surprise was running them in my amplifier! These are fabulous tubes! They do something for the music unlike any other tube I have tried. And I have even tried the famous RCA black plates, and yes, these do sound better. In fact, I bias them at 68mA and I use PEARL tube coolers, so far, they have been extremely stable and I have about 300 hours on them with no bias drift. Fantastic!
I am now building the second amplifier - a clone of the first as I can bi-amplify my speakers - and will no doubt be using the TAD 6L6GC in that amplifier as well. I recommend them to anyone who wants a great tube in their home tube audio system!
I only got the matched pair -- plan on getting the quartet -- really really nice to see the dedication that TAD puts out -- WAY HIGH quality -- "TAD -- gives you wings..."
Fully satisfied with TAD 6L6GC STR i have just installed on my Dual rectifier, instead of 6L6GC Mesa.
I play blues and rock and i have got a best
vintage sound , warmer , and more sustain with TAD tubes.
In addition they are cheaper than mesa tubes.
Many thanks to Stephan Meyer who help me to make the right selection for my DR.
I hope that TAD company will continue to ship
such quality products.
I have replaced my old tubes in my Fender the Twin "Red Knobe" with TAD6L6GC-STR. Now my Twin really kills. If I will destroy some of these tubes, I will immediately buy another one.
I play classic hard-rock music, close to Black Sabbath from the 80'-90 and Dio. I use Marshall 6100 LM Anniversary Series, Marshall 1960 AV cab and Gibson Les Paul Custom equipped with Seymour Duncan SH-4 & Alnico II Pro pickups or Fender Stratocaster USA CBS 1978 HSS (alder body and maple neck, no rosewood) equipped with Bill Lawrence L500XL & two L250 pickups.
I used to use Sovtek's 5881 and Groove Tubes 6L6R power tubes. The amp was screamy loud but not dynamic, my tone couldn't get out of the sound of the band. Besides, I had the same problem with my previous amp - Marshall JCM2000 DSL 100, where I tried JJ's, Sovtek's, GT's. I've changed the amp, the tubes, but the problem remained.
One of the Polish pro's advised me to use TAD's, which he uses in his Diezel. I've written to TAD and explained the problem. Both Andreas and Stephan have given me a helping hand, showed big patience to many questions :). Great thing guys!!! I was wondering if I should put GC's or WGC's, they advised me TAD 6L6GC-STR and that was best shot possible, for the style I play.
As for the tubes. I wanted my amp to be more flexible and dynamic and not to be screamy or fuzzy. And also I was interested in classic "80's era" overdrive. I've bought then matched quad of GC's and now my Marshall is the f***ing killer!!! Deep heavy bass, sweet mids and clear melodious highs. And most of all - TRANSPARENT ROUND SOUND. No screamy scratchy annoying noises, just pure valve overdrive. Big punch, huge dimensional and versatile sound. The tone is very round, "ballsy", so detailed and clear, no unnecessary noises. AT LAST!!! My leads flows from the amp alongside the rest of the band, my solos are now creamy and melodious.
Strongly recommended for everyone, who are unhappy with the tone. Read the reviews on FenderForum, there you can find the differences between GC and WGC and choose which tubes are the best for your amp. One thing is for sure - you can't find any better tubes than TAD. The guys do a great job selecting pearls from the crap.
So if you are looking for a balanced round tone, with a bit of vintage these tubes are for you. I think its possible to get metal sound also. Tone of TAD tubes is very versatile, so keep experimenting to achieve what you desire most. These tubes will give you many possibilities of creating your personal tone.
As for the preamp tubes the TAD guys advised me 12AX7-C for the tubes V1 & V3-V7 and HIGHRADE 7025 for the first gain stage tube - V2. I must say - that is the perfect combination. Read my review of 12AX7. If necessary write me at firstname.lastname@example.org
My Fender Blues Deluxe sounds great with a pair of this tubes...
I tried the TAD 6L6GC's in a Marshall 6100 30th Anniversary amp, wich normally has Sovtek 5881 Tubes.
The sound is much bigger, and more defined then with the stock tubes. The bass response is almost scary,big and tight, especially with a 4x12" celestion Vintage30 or G12H cabinet.
The lead channel sounded like a Mesa dual rectifier with the TAD's.
I play pop,blues,rock,hard rock and metal, and ended up with the TAD6L6WGC tubes, they sound a bit more sophisticated in the Marshall, but if you play modern metal, or Nu-metal the TAD6L6GC's are the one you should try!!
If you got a Marshall with 5881 tubes, try the TAD's (6L6WGC, GC or both like I did), the sound improves a lot!!
And if you got any questions, Andreas Hecke answers them immediatly, so TAD got a good customers support to!!!
Phenominal tube. I would have to say that this is the best "modern production" tube ive tried so far of the 6L6 type. I still have yet to see how long these tubes last, but sonically i have not found an equal. My next purchase will deffinately be the TAD WGC's
These tubes have truly renewed my Mesa 2:90 with powerful deep bass and clear but pleasing airy top end!!!
I really recommend these tubes for who need a great professional sound.
TAD 6L6GC-STR Blackplate
AWESOME!!!! This tube has really blown everything else out of the water!
Huge deep bass and spectacular punch. Really big soundstage! Better clarity and detail than ALL the other current production 6L6's I have used. Perhaps even better clarity than the Philips 7581A. Notes and harmonics really jumpout and everthing just sounds right. A tight and focused sounding tube for sure!
While nothing can or ever will touch the 7581A's headroom, these are VERY close! They are close enough that I don't miss the extra headroom of the Philips. These tubes are excellent quality and workmanship all- around.