Has Anyone tried JJ 6550s?

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  1. The Grim Peeper

    The Grim Peeper Active Member

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    It’s for a 1976 JMP master model. One of my electro harmonix 6550s just kicked the bucket today. They sounded pretty ok. Kinda pissed off and imposing. I know JJs are kinda dark like that too. Anyone have any experience with these 6550s.
     
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    Valvelust Well-Known Member

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    Never used them but I know people who did always seem to say very positive things as the tube industry disintegrated. I would give them a try when my old sets of Tung Sol's go out.
     
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    Matthews Guitars Well-Known Member

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    When my old GE 6550s finally wear out, I'm putting in Sovtek 6550WEs, which seem to be as reliable as any tube that is in current production.
     
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    The Grim Peeper Active Member

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    Valvelust. What do you mean about the tube industry? Did a bunch of companies go under or something ?. I haven’t had to buy tubes in a while.
     
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    The Grim Peeper Active Member

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    I do see some of the gold lion stuff went way up tung sols and everything seem to be reissues now. Hmmmm i see.
     
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    Valvelust Well-Known Member

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    Yes they did as the demand for tubes diminished.
    Most all replicas if you can call them that are made in Russia.
     
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    How long did it last? I've had a GE that tanked after a few weeks - vacuum leak.
     

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