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post #61 of 1479
Has anyone compared RCA 6AS7G to 6AS7GA ?

Thanks in advance.
post #62 of 1479
Got lucky and scored a GEC A1834. Have a pair of Mullard CV 2984 coming too, so I should be good for a while? Who knows until the next tube?
post #63 of 1479
Once you get the GEC tube, your search for 6AS7-type tubes will be over
post #64 of 1479
Hey Rob, that is not entirely true. I listened to it at the last Seattle secret meet and it made it possible to listen to Kingstyles Woodied recabled DT770's. Very lush sounding tube. Very nice. What 6as7 would be the opposite? One that would have a kick in the pants sound, something that would rock out with The Rolling Stones?
post #65 of 1479
a lot of good info here. Subscribed.
post #66 of 1479
There seems like a RCA with metal base and black plate.

Are these same in terms of performance?
post #67 of 1479
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Originally Posted by BIG POPPA View Post
Hey Rob, that is not entirely true. I listened to it at the last Seattle secret meet and it made it possible to listen to Kingstyles Woodied recabled DT770's. Very lush sounding tube. Very nice. What 6as7 would be the opposite? One that would have a kick in the pants sound, something that would rock out with The Rolling Stones?
To me, that's the 5998
post #68 of 1479
Bought a NOS 6as7g froma local shop; it makes a loud popping noise in the first 20 minutes or so but seems to be working fine otherwise. I don't have a tester, but does this mean I got a dud?

amp is a wa2; one of the 6as7g tubes came to me broken so I bought another unmatched nos rca tube (above). Also have one 5998 tube that's good and another with broken glass in it

I'm off to a bad start lol, should I just sell the onesies I've got and start over?
post #69 of 1479
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Originally Posted by Mr.Sneis View Post
Bought a NOS 6as7g froma local shop; it makes a loud popping noise in the first 20 minutes or so but seems to be working fine otherwise. I don't have a tester, but does this mean I got a dud?
I don't think so. My Chatham 6AS7G makes a lot of noise like this - microphonics - for the first few minutes, but otherwise sounds terrific. No biggie. And some tubes do get bits of loose glass in them, also doesn't necessarily mean it's a dud, but you should check for obvious damage to the structure.
post #70 of 1479
A tiny bit of glass on the INSIDE of the tube is not generally a problem. But a LOUD popping noise is. A slight "pinging" sort of sound is indeed microphonics, and is OK as long as it doesn't bother you too much.
post #71 of 1479
Just scored a Bendix 6080WB Now I may stop collecting for a minute
post #72 of 1479
That's a pretty nice tube! Do you like it?
post #73 of 1479
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ygm View Post
Has anyone compared RCA 6AS7G to 6AS7GA ?

Thanks in advance.
They are rated identical. GA is a straight bottle style. I have lots of both and they sound the same. It's a matter of taste IMO (if you like the coke style bottle and if your chassis can accomodate the larger size)
post #74 of 1479
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tosehee View Post
There seems like a RCA with metal base and black plate.
6AS7G tube with metal base? I have not seen one yet. They are available on the 6080 and 6AS7GA. And I thought I have gone through every brand out there...

any pics?
post #75 of 1479
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That's a pretty nice tube! Do you like it?
I will find out in a few days. At least this tube is shipping CONUS. I am still waiting for the GEC. It is going to be Christmas for a while with all the tubes I have coming.
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