Stripping down and modding the Golden Tube Audio SE-40 this weekend. Therein lies the question - what current production 6L6 is the one to beat? I've got the short base Sovtek 5881's in there right now, and have toyed with Groove Tubes in the past, but my 6L6 experience is somewhat limited. No, I'm not tracking down a matched sextet (yes, I need 6) of GE black plates - what is out there in current production that I should be getting my ears on?
I'm not opposed to NOS, but I'm not putting $600 worth of tubes, in a $600 amp. I used to have a JAN 6L6GC source on ebay, but I can't find him now. Again, this is the 'budget' rig, but I'd still like to get the most out of it.