So someone has installed NOS GE power tubes?
The new one comes with a 2 yr. warranty. It is not transferable, is this seller offering any warranty?
I'm looking at a Fender '57 Custom Twin-Amp 40W 2x12 Guitar Combo Tweed Tube, in "very good" condition, and I'm wanting you guys to advise me as to what kind bid should I be thinking on it? The asking price is $2000 with $80 shipping. There's new ones out there for $2999.00 so I'm hoping he'll come down some because it's used. I'd like to make a bid ASAP. It's a floor model 57 Twin 212 in very good used condition. There are minor some scratches on the sides of the amp from being moved around on the showroom floor but overall the amp looks great and is fully functional. The '57 Twin Combo Amp effectively reproduces the 1955-1957 amplifier's low-powered 5E8A circuit, which produces 40W into a pair of 12" Alnico-magnet speakers. It gets its power from a pair of USA-made GT6L6-GE output tubes. The power supply includes Fender's rarely seen '50s dual rectifier arrangement that uses 2 - 5U4 rectifier tubes. FEATURES
'55-'57 5E8A circuit design
40W tube power
2 - 12" Special Design Ted Weber/Eminence Alnico magnet speakers
Solid finger-jointed pine cabinet
Genuine lacquered tweed
Striped oxblood grille cloth
Leather strap handle
Controls: Presence, Bass, Treble, Volume (Bright Channel), Volume (Normal Channel)
Dual channels (Normal and Bright)
Chrome control panel
4 inputs (2 per channel)
Internal bias pot
4 x 12AX7 (preamp)
2 x GT6L6-GE (power section)
Thanks in advance for any input...
Last edited by LarryM2; 02-07-2018 at 05:00 AM.
I just perused my favorite tube vendor for the look-alike to those 6L6-GE, and I'm pretty sure they're NOT a 6L6-GC, as it says they're a 20-25W tube. So, a 6L6-GB equvialent, maybe? They're not JJ, don't look anything like the standard Chinese offerings, don't look like any Sovteks... They're $10 MORE than every other Groove Tube the vendor offers, per pair, so $35/each. I wouldn't consider them anything special...
Though, what I DID notice was that the "new" "Tung-Sol" 6L6-GC STR looks an AWFUL lot like the old REAL Svetlana ( =C= ) 6L6GCs that were so beloved (by me, anyway...) I've seen a couple of STR 6L6GCs in my days, and NONE of them had the rectangular holes in the plates. So it seems to me that ye olde Sovtek is starting to try to copy the looks of ye olde REAL Svetlana 6L6s. And dear lord, I sure miss =C=...
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