Plate current range for 6L6 and EL34 tubes in Mark V

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kreatorkills
Mark II
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Plate current range for 6L6 and EL34 tubes in Mark V

Post by kreatorkills » Fri Apr 29, 2016 11:44 am

Can someone please tell me the proper plate current range for 6L6 and EL34 tubes to be used in a Mark V. The highest and lowest on each that would be safe. Thanks.
Mesa Boogie Mark V Head
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BoogieDawg
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Re: Plate current range for 6L6 and EL34 tubes in Mark V

Post by BoogieDawg » Fri May 06, 2016 10:31 pm

Iv'e got some 6l6's that have a natural current draw of approximately 25ma on my Maximatcher. And in the inner tube slots of my Mark V they get the bias up around 41ma with a plate voltage around 480. The outside pair are biased a little cooler in the Mark V. So when I buy tubes from The Tube Store, The Tube Depot, or whatever reputable dealer,,I always state that I need a quad that have a natural current draw of 25ma for 6L6GC's.

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