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jags79
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EL83 tube
03/17/10 at 03:14:59
 
Does anyone know if you can put an El83 tube into a Select?  I got some from a guy in Wahlburg, Texas who says it's the same as an SV83.  They are Amperex and were made in France. THANKS.
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Crazy Bill the Eel Killer
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Re: EL83 tube
Reply #1 - 03/18/10 at 14:48:18
 
Hello Jags,

The SV83 and EL84 types specify a max plate dissipation of 12 watts, and Steve biases the Select hot, i.e., close to the max because it sounds best there. The EL83 specifies a max plate dissipation of 9 watts, which the Select exceeds. I don't know enough to say w/ certainty, but I would think if they worked at all without failing at turn-on, they certainly would not last long. I wouldn't do it.

Hopefully someone who does kbnow a lot about if you can exceed that rating will chime in. Until then, don''t put them in your Select.

Cheers,             Crazy Bill
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Re: EL83 tube
Reply #2 - 03/18/10 at 19:27:29
 
Crazy Bill,
Thanks for the help!  I think I will use caution and resist the temptation to put them in until I find out anything further.
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