One great tube!
This is by far, one of the best, new production tubes on the market today. I have tried many tubes and can with certainty that this almost rivals the Sylvania 6l6GC double halo getter...almost, but at a quarter of the price! Time will tell if these hold up over time but I am enjoying the ride so far!
Fantastic in EVH 5150 III Stealth
6L6GCM-STR REDBASE TAD PREMIUM Selected is the best 6L6 tube.
I have a very small combo self made, with Chinese tubes, one 6L6 and two ECC83, 8" Jensen and solid wood case open backside.
First upgrade I have changed the two ECC83 with TAD7025 WA, obtaining a sweeter tone and more rounded overdrive.
Then I have decided to change also the 6L6 with 6L6GCM redbase selected, that I have requested with low transconductance for the better headroom, after a suggestion of TAD's service.
Put 6L6GCM-STR REDBASE TAD PREMIUM Selected in my amp and this is the fact:
- incredible and wonderful sound, there is a dramatic difference with the previous Chinese tube 6L6GC,
- more defined sound, more headroom, more presence, more harmonics, expecially in triode configuration
- more sound pressure and headroom in tetrode configuration
Many compliments because surely your product is one of the best and what you declare is really what a client can obtain: TAD 6L6GCM-STR is an effective upgrade for every amplifier using 6L6GC, it's true, also for a small open combo with 5watt.