How To Identify Vacuum Tubes – An Infographic Refernce Guide 3


Pairing a great tube with a great amplifier is the key recipe in anyone’s audio tone. Do different tubes really make much of a difference in your sound?  How can you identify what tubes go with which amp?  What’s the difference between an EL34 and a 6L6?  We’ve put together this reference guide to introduce you to some of the basic differences between some of the classic tubes and their classic sounds.



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