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    6550's soft medium ?

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    scottlowe76

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    6550's soft medium ?

    Post by scottlowe76 on Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:13 am

    I was looking at some 6550s at the Guitar center . The only place I found in Eugene ,Or that has tubes in stock. I did not understand what was meant when they listed them as soft or medium ? no clue ?
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    Re: 6550's soft medium ?

    Post by Bob Latino on Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:33 am

    scottlowe76 wrote:I was looking at some 6550s at the Guitar center . The only place I found in Eugene ,Or that has tubes in stock. I did not understand what was meant when they listed them as   soft or medium ?  no clue ?

    "Soft, medium or hard" are terms that refer specifically to GUITAR AMPS. These characteristics refer to the point at which distortion starts. "Soft tubes" start to distort a little earlier and gradually. A HARD tube may pushed "harder" before distortion starts. These terms have no real bearing with respect to audio gear.

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