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SKU: T-5881-TUNG
Item ID: 005087
Starting at: $20.50
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Russian made reissue of the original Tung-Sol. The 5881 is the electrical equivalent to types 6L6 and 6L6G except that the plate and screen dissipation ratings have been increased approximately 20 percent. It embodies a complete mechanical redesign which results in greater resistance to shock and vibration.

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OptionOur Part NumberUPC/EAN
Apex Matched PairT-5881-TUNG-MP609722148733
Apex Matched QuadT-5881-TUNG-MQ609722148740

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5.00 out of 5 based on 5 reviews

Tweed and Brown Tolex Fender amps. Modern Fender amps. High gain Marshall amps where you'd like Marshall compression and crunchy attack, and sustain but some glassy 6L6 sparkle in the high and low ends. These are an excellent 5881 with actual 5881 ratings and performance - not just a 6L6GC in a short bottle.

blackplates - March 28th, 2017

If you're looking for a good pair of tubes to play clean guitar through, or want easy access to 6L6 sounding distortion, these are good tubes to try.

I bought these to put in a guitar amp build of mine. They came matched by the new APEX matching system which is a plus. I biased them to 19W per tube and let them burn in for about an hour. When playing they sound really good and have a nice balance of low end, mids, and high end. Notes come out articulate and there's not a lot of fuzz. The pair I have aren't very noisy at high gain settings compared to some of the other tubes I've tired.

In the end I am very impressed with these and I might make these my go-to tubes.

a57 - March 23rd, 2017

I have been using these in my Victoria amplifiers (45410T, Victorilux, and a Golden Melody) for a few years now. They sound great, very low noise, and they seem to last awhile. I have not received a bad one as of yet.

C. Steve BergonOni - December 6th, 2015

I found what I needed, place my order and was surprise how fast I received my electronic parts.

Thank You, AES

Robert Orozco - July 1st, 2015

I buy and sell amps on a regular basis. While doing this, I ran across a deal on a Victoria Victorilux 4x10 model that had two Tung Sol 5881's in it. This amp sounded amazing. So when I had the chance to by a Victoria 45410 (Tweed Bassman) I jumped at the chance. It sounded pretty good as well but seemed it was missing something. I checked the tubes and found a Chinese made 5AR4 rectifier tube, along with another brand of 5881' power tubes. I replaced the 5AR4 with a Mullard, and replaced the outputs with the Tung Sol's. This made this amp come to life! It sounds as good, actually a little better than the Victorilux. The Tung Sol's have approx 30-40 hrs on them, they sound very smooth, and break up oh soooo sweet when driven. You can't go wrong with these!

C. Steve Bergonzoni - July 4th, 2014

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