FDP Forum / Bendix 6384 Fender Showman Mod/ 3 messages in thread.

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Jan 26th, 2017 08:57 AM        

So, I have a quad of Bendix 6384 tubes, and I was going through my tube stash because I'm going to be selling a large amount of them, and I did a little research and saw a video of an amp built around the 6384, and it sounded very good. <br /> <br /> Then I saw on Tube Depot's website a converter to 6L6, now I know the screen voltage rating for those tubes is around 300V, so do those converters somehow handle that issue? I was considering modifying my '64 Showman head to take these tubes. Is this possible? If so what would need to be done?



Jan 26th, 2017 09:35 AM        

Also if anyone knows the maximum heater current draw per tube for an AB763 circuit, that would be very helpful!



The last real bug hunter
Mar 16th, 2017 08:04 AM        

I don't know about the converters. For the heater current issue, with the 6384s in an AB763 circuit, you'll be increasing the current draw from about 2.7 A to 3.3 A, aprox 20% increase. That'll make the winding hotter, and the transformer hotter, but won't burn either out.

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