6L6WGC-STR BLACKPLATE GE-Style TAD PREMIUM Matched

RT81
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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6L6WGC-STR BLACKPLATE GE-Style 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 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.

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Federico Lopez (5/5)

very good replacement for the GT6L6GE, better sound and definition at lower price.
recommended!

Stefan v. Dijk (5/5)

I use these tubes in a Marshall 6100 30th Anniversary 3 channel head, wich normally has Sovtek 5881 tubes.
The Sovteks are oke, but the amp really comes alive with the TAD6L6WGC's. They bring back the Marshall character, especially the mids, wich is charasiristic for the Marshall sound(normaly EL34, but they don't work in these 5881 amps, tried it).
The bass response is very present and tight, not as 'big' as the TAD6L6GC, but more sharp sounding (in a good way).
The high notes are thick and clear, not earpearcing.
This amp always sounded very good, but became much more 'playable' , the tone is more bendable(hard to discribe, but what I mean is that the amp doesn't sound as stiff anymore).
So these tubes function not alone good in vintage, or combo amps, but are very good in high gain heads to!!
I think everybody whose got a Marshall with 5881 tubes (all tube Marshalls produced between end of 1993 and 1999) shoud try the TAD6L6WGC's!!
(If you are more into Nu metal rectifier sounds try the TAD6L6GC's in your Marshall, very good to!!!)

Alan Wasley (5/5)

See Review under "matched quartet".

Alan Wasley (5/5)

These are certainly the best 6L6 tubes that I have ever used!
Like most people, I haven't enjoyed the luxury of being able to use top rated NOS tubes in genuine vintage or high end amplifiers...but I'm closer to that elusive sound than I've ever been before.
Together with a re-issue Jensen speaker, the TAD 6L6WGC tubes have taken the performance of an otherwise stock Fender Hot Rod Deluxe to levels which we have no right to expect from such a modest amplifier.
An extra-ordinary product at a very ordinary price.
What more can you want ?
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