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FDP Forum / Fender Amps: Vintage (before 1985) / 6L6, 6V6, GZ34 tube pins



May 23rd, 2016 12:44 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

These tubes all have the basic same size base only difference is the number of pins they have. I'm hunting down a tube pin straightener to speed things up. Would you need what they refer to as a Large 9-pin and Novar tube pin straightener for these size tubes?

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May 23rd, 2016 02:13 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I rarely seen bent pins on 6L6, 6V6 and the rectifier tubes. If those are bent, you may have big problems. Lots of tube testers have pin straighteners that work fairly well but I just use my fingers or some tiny needle nose pliers.



May 23rd, 2016 07:46 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You have a good point there. I actually need one for the miniature tubes like 12AX7 etc. and figured why not get one that does the larger tubes also. I've never had a bent pin on any of the large base tubes but plenty with the small pre amp tubes. Probably not a big deal but it would be nice to have one at least for the small tubes if I can get one cheap. I've always found that having the right tool for any job always makes things go smoother and quicker. I've been using needle nose too and it's so quick with a pin straightener, just insert it and they all are perfect, it's just that quick.

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(This message was last edited by roadhog96 at 10:03 PM, May 23rd, 2016)

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May 23rd, 2016 08:08 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Here's the one

I have.



Jun 5th, 2016 06:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Peegoo, Looks like I ended up buying the same one, Like BbendFender said, I shouldn't need one for the large base tubes, they are much beefier than the small pin tubes and honestly I've never had the big ones bend.

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(This message was last edited by roadhog96 at 06:33 PM, Jun 6th, 2016)

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