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6L6's vs. EL34's...what's the difference...

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Topic: 6L6's vs. EL34's...what's the difference...
Posted By: Justdrumin
Subject: 6L6's vs. EL34's...what's the difference...
Date Posted: September 28 2020 at 10:03

and which do you prefer?...I only have experience with EL34's until recently when I got a Laney GH100L and the Laney takes both (with a switch for auto-biasing)-


I the http://https://www.stereoshore.com/el34-vs-6l6/" rel="nofollow - 6L6 's sound like they have more umph (low end) while the EL34's like to scream more to my ears...


what's the difference? which do you prefer and why?





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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: September 28 2020 at 21:07
I have no experience with guitar amps....but had a friend who had tube amp for hi fi and it used EL34s. He used to roll Mullards, JJ Electronics and Electro harmonic. We always preferred the mullards due to a beefier low end. 
I have a DAC with tube out buffer and prefer JJ tubes due to a nicer low end.....so I guess it depends.


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Posted By: Davesax1965
Date Posted: September 30 2020 at 09:30
"It depends which sound you like".

There is therefore no correct answer. 


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Posted By: Catcher10
Date Posted: September 30 2020 at 14:07
Originally posted by Davesax1965 Davesax1965 wrote:

"It depends which sound you like".

There is therefore no correct answer. 
Very true.....the correct answer is whatever your ears like


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Posted By: ForestFriend
Date Posted: October 14 2020 at 18:15
I have a guitar amp (Egnater Rebel-20) with both 6L6 and EL84 power tubes and a knob that lets me switch between them and blend them. I honestly couldn't tell you the difference between them; maybe I just don't crank my amp enough to really hear it.


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