5881 Sovtek Wafer Base Power Tubes

Also known as a 6L6WGC

The Sovtek 5881 power tube delivers some of the sweetest tones of the 6l6/5881 range.

The 5881 from Sotek has a warm, round tone that is known to bring tube amps to life whether they be a vintage amp or a modern amp.


Built to a standard reserved for the Military, these 5881 tubes will tolerate a higher voltage than a 6L6. Often used as an OEM tube for Marshalls, Soldano, Solo etc these tubes are renowned for delivering the tone that guitarist wants and expect from their tubes. The 5881 from Sovtek have been used to replace the 7027 "often found in vintage amps" with great results. A favourite amongst the guitar community and definitely a favourite amongst technicians.

Sovtek are very consistent with the build quality of their tubes and 5881 range are an extremely reliable tube,

Note:  The Sovtek 5881 has a heater voltage of 6.3 volts at 0.88 amperes. Maximum plate current is 73 mA. The 5881 has a transconductance rating of 6000 micromhos and a maximum output power of 5.8 watts.

Available in

  • Singles
  • Matched Pairs
  • Matched Quads



SKU 5881swbs
Brand Sovtek
Unit Of Measure ea

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