Need a good 6550A...

How can you get a great tone without a good understanding of what makes your amp tick? — EL34, EL84, 6L6, KT66, KT88, 12AX7, 12AT7, 12AU7, EF86, Output Transformers, Power Transformers, Capacitors, Resistors and everything else that it takes to make a tube amp sing!

Need a good 6550A...

Postby smallbox on Fri Jun 29, 2001 12:52 pm

Just recently discovered my bud's '76 50w Marshall (modded to MV) is equipped w/ Grroove Tube 6550A (gt rating:H8). Appears to have left the factory this way as it has the OT stickered for 6550's. Have been searching for a close replacement for these tubes, as he is very pleased with his sound. What currently available tube would be suitable?...And WHERE can I get a set??<BR>Thx!<P>p.s. Have read the earlier post regarding 6550's. $$ is a factor, so we aren't really interested in any NOS Tung-Sols unless the price was very affordable. Has anyone tried the ValveArts 6550's???
RayD
smallbox
Squire
 
Posts: 643
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2001 7:01 am
Location: Waysteland (near Motown)

Re: Need a good 6550A...

Postby spentmusic on Fri Jun 29, 2001 1:40 pm

Check in with Lord Valve for an opinion on what tube is good. I'd stay away from anything Chinese.<P>Jeff S
Jeff Swanson
DST
spentmusic
Page
 
Posts: 315
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2001 7:01 am
Location: Beverly, MA

Re: Need a good 6550A...

Postby smallbox on Fri Jun 29, 2001 3:13 pm

Thanks for the tip, Jeff. Already figured to stay away from "anything Chinese" in general, BUT(!), was asking about the ValveArts because I've read that their KT66 copies are <I>the tube</I> for using in the r.i. BluesBreakers amps. So, I thought the VA 6550's ~might~ be good as well...?<BR>BTW, have an email in to Lord Valve already, but no reply thus far.
RayD
smallbox
Squire
 
Posts: 643
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2001 7:01 am
Location: Waysteland (near Motown)

Re: Need a good 6550A...

Postby Swarty on Fri Jun 29, 2001 6:17 pm

The Groove tube 6550As are actually GEs. They do not cost as much as Tungsols. I have some NOS GEs, send me some email.
Image
Swarty
Baron
 
Posts: 3132
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2001 7:01 am
Location: Michigan

Re: Need a good 6550A...

Postby Gooch on Fri Jun 29, 2001 6:20 pm

I've got a quad of GE 6550A's that I could part with. They only had about 20 hours of use in my Marshall Major until I replaced them with KT88's. Two of them are relabeled Groove Tubes, but they're the same as the GE's. I'll sell them for $60 a pair. Email me if you're interested.<BR> Gooch@ivwnet.com
Dying ain't much of a living.
Gooch
Baron
 
Posts: 2513
Joined: Sat Jun 16, 2001 7:01 am
Location: Austin TX

Re: Need a good 6550A...

Postby smallbox on Fri Jun 29, 2001 7:13 pm

Thanks for your replies, guys.<BR>Check your mail...! ;)
RayD
smallbox
Squire
 
Posts: 643
Joined: Fri Jun 15, 2001 7:01 am
Location: Waysteland (near Motown)


Return to Tubes, Transformers and Components

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests