What exactly is a Matched Set?

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SonVolt
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What exactly is a Matched Set?

Post by SonVolt » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:56 pm

My local guitar shop has matched pairs of Mesa 6L6's on sale for $19 a pair. Can I buy 3 boxes and replace my power tubes in my Triple? Or do all 6 tubes have to be matched?

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Re: What exactly is a Matched Set?

Post by thunda1216 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:45 pm

answer to first question is yes. you will use each pair as follows: outer two, middle two, and inner two. All six do not have to be equal.
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Re: What exactly is a Matched Set?

Post by SonVolt » Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:11 am

Thanks!

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