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#1 2012-02-18 14:51:33

doug_olitsky
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From: Gold Coast, Long Island, NY
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6k11 longevity?

Have a naked vt-22 ('70's most likely earlier) that I recently took out of moth balls.

Re-capped and replaced some crusty resistors and swapped C3,6,7 to 0.1 uf for bass (in turret cups for a quick swap back to 0.01uf if needed for guitar)

To protect myself from the inevitable I bought 4 6k11's and the orville amp kit (which does away w/ the 6k11). Now that I have my vt-22 set for a long life...

I was just curious how long a 6k11 lasts w/ light to moderate use of the amp?

Up next is the headbox currently being built for me @ fliptops

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#2 2012-02-19 22:01:39

hangman
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Re: 6k11 longevity?

The orville kit is really cool.  I'm glad that they did that. 

the 6K11s that you have should last a pretty long time though.  I haven't been using my Vt-22 a lot lately but its been in there since i got the amp nearly 7 years ago.  I would say my use is light. 
my coworker has a V2.  his 6K11 has been in there for 2 or 3 years and he uses that thing multiple times a week at performance volume.

I think the problem most people have with the 6K11 these days is that they're so damn expensive.  used to be that you could find them for like $10-$15  now they're like $40-$50  its nuts

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#3 2012-02-20 13:43:53

doug_olitsky
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Re: 6k11 longevity?

thats why I bought all the stock at a local supply house (that has been around forever).

@ $11 per tube I could not refuse... RCA, Sylvania and Raytheon.

Hopefully Fliptops will carry the Orville modification so the word gets out to all v4, vt-22, vt-40 owners

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