Raytheon 6V6GTY matched pair

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Raytheon 6V6GTY NOS JAN 'smoked glass' chrome top 1958 in original military box, matched pair

One of the better 6V6 beam powertetrodes used in many guitar amps of, among others, Fender.
Set of two.

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Tube type 6V6
Manufacturer/Brand Raytheon
Production NOS
Tube kind Powertube
Construction Beaming Tetrode
Pin Layout Octal 8 pins
Country of Manufacture United States

Raytheon 6V6GTY NOS JAN smoked glass chrome top 1958 in original military box. Matched pair
The 6V6 is the first smaller 6L6 beam powertetrode. This Raytheon GT version is a special version developed initially for Fender guitar amplifiers. The GTY version has a special micanol base.

Founded in 1922, Raytheon began producing electron tubes in the 1930s. At the beginning of the Second World War, Raytheon managed to get lucrative contracts from the American defense, especially in the area of radar tubes, which she later commercially deployed as microwave tubes after an engineer noticed that when testing a radar tube that the  chocolate bar that was sitting in his pocket melted away. Raytheon grew after the Second World War as one of the most important military manufacturers and continued to produce tubes until the 1950s and then switched to transistors as one of the first.

TubeDirect aims to be able to offer Raytheon NOS tubes in its product range. These NOS (New Old Stock, not second-hand) tubes are purchased from reliable suppliers from the USA and tested and supplied for delivery by us.

Matched tubes 
This set of tubes is matched. This means that the measured values of the tubes fall within the same range and thus perform equally.
This is important for two reasons:
1. To obtain the same gain factor per tube.
2. For the same amount of quiescent current per tube.
The first requirement speaks for itself and the second requirement prevents the one tube where a higher quiescent current or bias is needed to make it work in the linear region will also be worn out earlier. Both new tubes and our NOS tubes can be ordered separately