what brand el84's are being shipped in Mesa's today???

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what brand el84's are being shipped in Mesa's today???

Post by recto-robbie » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:12 pm

Hey all, does anybody know what tube brand Mesa is using currently in their Mark V's,,,,???
specifically the Mark V 35 ???? specifically the el84's


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Post by mesaboogieKT88 » Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:48 pm

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Re: what brand el84's are being shipped in Mesa's today???

Post by KH Guitar Freak » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:50 pm

mesaboogieKT88 wrote:Sovtek
You sure? I've always been under the impression they would be JJs :shock:

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Re: what brand el84's are being shipped in Mesa's today???

Post by mesaboogie6L6 » Sat Jan 21, 2017 12:15 am

EL84/6BQ5 Russian
5881 STR 425 Russian
6V6 STR 417 Chinese

Sovtek's are made in Russia, JJ's are made in The Czech Republic, which Mesa is currently using for their 12AX7A.

Only other company in Russia making 6L6 is/was Svetlana.
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Post by jnoel64 » Fri Mar 10, 2017 12:54 pm

Following your logic, then, the 6V6s are also Sovtek? I would have guessed Electro Harmonix.
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Post by mesaboogie6L6 » Sat Mar 11, 2017 11:34 pm

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Post by jnoel64 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:39 pm

I find that quite interesting. I have a Granger V20 Nitro - a 20 watt high gain amp powered by 2 6V6 tubes. Kurt Granger only uses JJ tubes. I found that the only other 6V6 that can handle the high plate voltages in that amp is the TAD 6V6GT, the same tube referenced in the link you provided. Following this line of thinking, a JJ 6V6 should also be able to replace the Mesa 6V6 with no issues.
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Post by jnoel64 » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:01 pm

On Mesa's site where you can order tubes, they list their 6V6s as Russian. Not doubting the info you shared, just wonder why Mesa would be confused on the tubes they sell. Maybe their web design team is unaware.
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