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PostPosted: Jan Tue 25, 2011 5:08 pm 
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i found 3 sylvania 5u4gb tubes and 5 raytheon 6l6gc tubes for sale at $10.00 each or $55.00 for all. I'm not sure but think may be a little over priced any ideas?


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If the 6L6GCs are new , that's a great price. Not so much for the 5U4GBs, they're easy to find.


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If they are new it's worth it for just the 6L6s.

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I'm familiar with a 6L6G and a 6L6GT but what is a 6L6gc? 8)


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6L6GC is a higher rated 6L6. Other 6L6's (6L6, 6L6G, 6L6GA, 6L6GB) have plate voltage rated to 360 volts, dissipation 19 watts. 6L6GC is rated to 500 volts and 30 watts.

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If the 6L6's are NOS, you would be giving them away at $25 each. These are very popular in guitar amps and in demand.


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Being Raytheon, it depends a lot on what decade the 6L6GC tubes were from.

They were known for rebranding imports in the 60's and 70's so you'd want to identify them more clearly.

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Raytheon was selling re-labeled Japanese 6L6GC's until about 1984. They were in white boxes with red lettering. Definitely not as robust as the earlier US-made tubes, but they were acceptable for many purposes, about the same as many of the Chinese imports today.

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I've seen Raytheon labeled Russian 6L6GCs too - the big-base style that really isn't up to 6L6GC standards (though I'm sure it's an acceptable 6L6GB...)


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Tom Bavis wrote:
I've seen Raytheon labeled Russian 6L6GCs too - the big-base style that really isn't up to 6L6GC standards (though I'm sure it's an acceptable 6L6GB...)


That is precisely what it is. I've seen and tried those too. Some of them appeared under the Amperex label as well as Raytheon, and possibly other labels too. Some of them had been relabeled "England" instead of "USSR."

Red plate city in any 6L6GC socket.

I'd look before I bought in this case, even with such a tantalizing price offer.

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