The time has come once again to expose my ignorance of electronics I have a question, and instead of bugging Bob via email, I thought "why not tap into the vast knowledge of the community?"
Bob has told me that any 6L6 will work fine in the VTA ST-70, and I believe him. Who would know better?
But I've talked to a few people who tell me "Don't use a vintage 6L6GA - any modern amp will fry it" Obviously a blanket statement like that is bound to be wrong, but it does bring up a question in my mind.
If the VTA ST-70 will handle both the 6L6GA and the 6L6GC with their large differences in power handling (or max plate voltage as I understand it), is it running the 6L6GC at less than optimum? Does this question make sense?
Thanks for any info on this. The VTA ST-70 is the first amp I've owned that can handle a lot of different tubes, so questions like this haven't come up before.
By the way, I tried to search on 6L6 on this forum and got no results. But I'm sure I've seen posts talking about the 6L6 - or am I mistaken?