Variants Description Stock Price Quantity
RT811 single (1 selected tube) on_Stock € 29,50
RT812 Pair (2 matched tubes) on_Stock € 59,00
RT814 Quartet (4 matched tubes) on_Stock € 118,00
RT816 Sextet (6 matchted tubes) on_Stock € 177,00
RT818 Octet (8 matched tubes) on_Stock € 236,00
RT8112 Duodezet (12 matched tubes) on_Stock € 354,00

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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 grid 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.

RohS Compliant
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Thierry (5/5)

I spent crazy money for NOS original blackplate 6L6GC RCA small bottles during last years.
Got these 6L6WGC-STR blackplate from TAD with a TAD 5F4 amp kit and found them are at same level like the original RCA tube. What a beautiful tone; juicy mids and super sweet top end.
Now I am replacing the 6l6 in all my amps with this TAD 6L6WGC and save those RCA treasures.
Hey TAD! You should promote these as RCA type 6L6GC blackplates rather than GE style. They are outstanding! Thanks for the best 6l6 type tube made today; no doubt!

Alexey Malinin (3/5)

Disappointed with a matched pair. The difference is 7 ml.

TAD: I agree, this is not acceptable. Maybe damaged during transport. But well, this is covered by warranty if within the warranty period and terms. If so then please return for free replacement.

michele (5/5)

In my FUCHS ODS 50 SLX, the new two TAD 6L6WGC-STR GE-Style works in a wonderfull way.
In conjuction with the JJ ECC83S the amp plays a sound rich, full, with a big headroom clean sound and a creamy, full, rich overdriven sound ... it's a sound by dream.
A very good choice :)

Blake Fowers (5/5)

Amazed. A/B tested with real Tung-Sol 5881's in my '60 Bassman, and the difference is negligible. NEVER before have I heard a new-production tube rival an old one. Very hopeful that manufacturers begin to make tubes that sound like the best old ones. Thanks TAD!

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.
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