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Paul Sutherland

 

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Placerville, California
Post  Posted 28 Dec 2020 9:35 pm    
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Has anyone tried using Yellow Jacket tube adaptors to reduce the power output on a dual 6L6 amp? I know EL84 power tubes are not generally the tubes of choice for PSG. Maybe the tone is all wrong for clean traditional PSG. But I recall bOb saying he used to use a Mesa with those tubes and he liked it.

I'm finding that even a pair of 6L6s is more power than I need for playing at home. I am NOT going to buy another amp. Maybe this is a viable option.

What say you?
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David Nugent

 

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Gum Spring, Va.
Post  Posted 29 Dec 2020 5:55 am    
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You might consider an amp attenuator. These devices help reduce the power output on your amp to acceptable practice levels. Passive units run in the $50.00 range.
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ajm

 

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Post  Posted 29 Dec 2020 6:47 am    
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I'll be the first to ask: What model of amp is it?
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Paul Sutherland

 

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Placerville, California
Post  Posted 29 Dec 2020 7:28 am    
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The amp is a Peavey Classic Series 60, a rackmount power amp from the 80s I believe.

I forgot about attenuators. That should work, but I'm still curious about these Yellow Jacket adaptors and EL84 power tubes.
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Michael Brebes

 

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Post  Posted 29 Dec 2020 10:40 am    
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You also might want to check out the actual height requirements with the Yellow Jacket adapter and EL84 tube combination. There is a definite height restriction in that rack mount amp and the EL84 tubes are not short, especially with the Yellow Jackets.
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