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Burned In for maximum stability and performance.

The JJ Electronic 6V6S is another modern classic from JJ. This 6V6 has the standard rugged construction we’ve come to expect from JJ which allows it handle much higher plate voltages than the typical 6V6 tube. The JJ 6V6 can even be used in place of a 6L6 in some amplifiers. Overall this tube has a warm and balanced tone with incredible separation and response. The highs come in clean and smooth with a lot of clarity. The mids are full and distinctive. The lows are fat and punchy. These tubes can cover a spectrum of sounds and styles all within the same amplifier.

OptionOur Part NumberUPC/EAN
Apex Matched PairT-6V6-S-JJ-MPB609722122863
Apex Matched QuadT-6V6-S-JJ-MQB609722122870

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4.71 out of 5 based on 7 reviews

Sound great, way better the the GT's that came with the amp. Fender Supersonic 22

Abbaton - May 4th, 2018

Electrically these are an overpowered , what they used to call "industrial rated" version of the 6V6GTA , very much like the famous Westinghouse 7408. These are the tubes used in all US made Fender amps that use 6V6 tubes, (but in Fender amps they will be relabeled as Groove Tubes)

blackplates - July 22nd, 2017

These are like a cross between a low powered 6L6GB and a JAN Sylvania 6V6GTY. These have the squared off plates similar to the Philips Sylvania military 6V6GTY JAN tubes of the 1960s & 1970s. They sound more like an under-powered 6L6GC to my ears, than they do a 6V6GTA, 6V6GTY, or other 6V6G. JJ does their own thing, and it seems to work. They are not out there lying about duplicating and making exact copies of famous desirable NOS tubes, and I applaud them for that. It is what it is, and if you do not like it, try it in another amp, or find a good technician, engineer and get your amp voiced to work with your tube selections. These can be made to sound quite good in many circuits, with some modifications. They are probably one of the toughest most robust 6V6GTs made today. They still sound a tad too much like a 6L6GB or 6L6GC for me. I started using a glass cutter and a torch to open up dead, or defective tubes and see how they are made. I score the bottles heat them, then plunge them into cold water. The top of the glass comes off easily leaving everything in tact. JJ's power pentodes & tetrodes all seem to share a common cathode design. I am not exactly a huge fan of it either. It works great for some power tubes and not so well for others. Going from genuine Czechoslovakian Teslas to JJs was like going from a BMW to a Yugo. It still gets you from A to B, but it sure ain't the same ride. Yugo actually made some good cars, and JJ makes some good tubes, but you never know how the one you just bought will turn out.

Seth Burgin - September 3rd, 2015

These are really nice sounding tubes.They sound great clean, very 6L6 like and transition smoothly when they break up.

Mike B. - July 19th, 2015

I just installed these in my amp. They did exactly what I hoped for the tone. They really do have a toe in the 6L6 camp. Antique Electronic Supply sent a matched pair as advertised. The meter read them within one tenth. The tubes were packaged very well. Thanks for the great service. I'll definitely order from you again and recommend you.

JD - February 5th, 2015

I'm very pleased with the performance on these JJ 6V6s. They're in a vintage amp with 415V on the plates, and they can handle it no problem. This as compared to another brand of tubes that's supposed to be able to handle that plate voltage, but gave me problems with red-plating. Thanks AES!

ScottyB - January 21st, 2015

These tubes ROCK. In my opinion, and in my vintage Fender Super Champ these are the best 6V6's I've ever had in there since 1983. It's designed for 6V6GTA's, and these tubes are the closest to GTA's in specifications. They beat most of the NOS and new production tubes I've ever had in there and I'm really happy that they sound more like a 6L6GC or 5881 tube. I play loud, and with my amp cranked up most of the time JJ 6V6S really deliver what I want. They can handle the high voltage in old Fenders as well. The first new production 6V6 tube that has survived in there. Really happy with the service and the quality control of AES, and I definitely will order more tubes again. Thank You

VTM60 - August 6th, 2014

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