Electro Harmonix EHX 6L6 (5881)
Beam power tetrode modelled after the vintage RCA 6L6GC “blackplate”. Features large plate dimensions and improved grid structure for increased power handling capabilities.
These units are premium hand tested in my Nottinghamshire workshop to ensure consistency and matching. This price is per valve. If you order two or 4 they’ll come as a matched Pair or Quad. You should never use unmatched valves, I’ve seen the damage that can do!
The 6L6 is often seen as an ‘American’ valve. It’s popular with the bigger Fender combos as well as the monster rock amps such as Mesa Boogie Dual Rectifier or Soldano SLO100. It’s an Octal valve but can’t normally be used in place of an EL34 without modification
I’ve used these EHX valves on hundreds of amps and found them to work brilliantly. They’re made in the same Russian factory as the high end Tung Sol valves but don’t come with the high end price.
About Keld Ampworks and RSD Sound
I run an independent repair workshop, repairing valve amplifiers and doing guitar amp repair for customers in the East Midlands and across the UK. I sell valves and guitar based electronics on www.rsdsound.co.uk, only offering products that I’m confident I would use in my own amplifiers.
If you’re wondering whether this product would suit your amplifier, please just drop me a line for some advice. I’ve installed hundreds of new valves in guitar and bass amps and there’s nothing I like more than talking about it!