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SKU: T-5881-JJ
Item ID: 039280
Starting at: $18.95
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The JJ Electronic 5881 is very similar to the 6L6GC but with a plate dissipation of 23W rather than 30W. Another physical difference is the shorter bulb. These tubes have a soft and balanced response that sounds great in both guitar amps and hifi equipment. The JJ 5881 will work in any amp that uses 6L6 tubes.

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Part Numbers
Single or MatchedOur Part NumberUPC/EAN
SingleT-5881-JJ841358101618
Apex Matched PairT-5881-JJ-MP841358101625
Apex Matched QuadT-5881-JJ-MQ841358101632

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Product Reviews

4.8
4.80 out of 5 based on 5 reviews
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5 out of 5

Great Power Tube Replacements. I've used these in a 1965 Fender PA 100, incredible improvement.

- September 21st, 2020
5
5 out of 5

I build amps and pedals for local musicians and recently I installed this tube in my bench test amp based on a Fender 5F1 but with a 7k ohm output transformer and a Marshall tonestack. It has only a 12AX7 (JJ ECC803S) and I usually run a JJ 6L6GC in it. The difference is notable. The 5881 is definitely a lower power tube but it seems to have a much rounder bass response. This is a weird analogy but if the sound response of the 6L6 is like the shape of an eggplant then this sounds more like a pear. Fatter on bottom and not as big on the highs and not nearly as big but sometimes all you want is a pear.

- September 15th, 2020
5
5 out of 5

I installed these in an original Fender Blues Deluxe amp (not reissue) and I'm very happy with the results. The amp has a very balanced tone now-good lows, excellent mids and sparkly highs. I've used a number of different brands of 6L6s (original Svetlanas- circa 2000, Groove Tubes GE6L6 and Sovtek 5881s) in this amp and I prefer the tone of the JJ 5881s over the others. These also have a high plate voltage rating (around 500V). Well done JJ!

- May 14th, 2019
4
4 out of 5

Actually very nice sounding tubes. As mentioned in the description they are a little flat, but create a great canvas for heavy pedal users.

- October 14th, 2015
5
5 out of 5

VERY WELL DONE JJ !!!! Beautiful sounding tube! Lows very defined fat and tight, nice midrange, sweet highs, very musical tube. Test amp was a Bugera 333 Infinium loved the sound so these will be the mainstay in this amp. Thank You AES for your service and expertise!!!!!

- February 12th, 2015

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