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Re: EF86 or 806 where to get?

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:29 pm
by Jops
Yep, it was a lovely sounding tube. Tbh It went south while I was using the other channel on the amp. I rarely use the ef86 channel but it always has to be on I guess. Lucky I had a spare. Need a new one now too!

Re: EF86 or 806 where to get?

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:33 pm
by MikeC
It just died then, is it a Vox amp?

Re: EF86 or 806 where to get?

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:34 pm
by Mini Forklift
Dharmajester wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:46 pm
Mini Forklift wrote:
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:41 pm
Anyone else have one for a non-stupid price? Chur

I think i've an old Telefunken I removed from my HC30 years ago as it was a bit noisey ( bacon an eggs on the go scenario) but your welcome to it as a spare. Brian may be headed down here over the hols, if so I'll give it to him to pass on.
Cheers buddy

Re: EF86 or 806 where to get?

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:18 am
by Jops
Blackstar artisan 30

Re: EF86 or 806 where to get?

Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:27 am
by MikeC
I built a Trinity TC15 head which is similar to the Artisan 30. Was after that Vox Matchless thing. I still have it.

Re: EF86 or 806 where to get?

Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:17 am
by PetrTecilla
Hello... the EF86 is a pentode not a triode,so it operates like an output tube.It has a gain factor of 150 vs 100 for a 12AX7 so it kicks it up a notch.
Take a look at the EF86 18 watt marshall layout on Ceriatone's website for how to hook it up.

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Re: EF86 or 806 where to get?

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:39 am
by Jops
Just thought I'd share that the NOS Mullard EF86 I found at my local 2nd hand shop is absolute amaze!

Re: EF86 or 806 where to get?

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:18 pm
by MikeC
Jops wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:39 am
Just thought I'd share that the NOS Mullard EF86 I found at my local 2nd hand shop is absolute amaze!
I'm thinking that they'd be like hen's teeth! What did it cost you if you don't mind saying?

Re: EF86 or 806 where to get?

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:25 pm
by Jops
$5! :D It was stuffed in an AWA radiotron box. None more though sorry :(

Re: EF86 or 806 where to get?

Posted: Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:31 pm
by MikeC
What a bargain, well done! I'm all good as I've got a nice sounding, quiet, Russian winged-C EF86 in my Trinity TC15 head. EF86's are prone to microphonics because as pentodes in a small enclosure it's hard to make all those parts robust. Best in a head!