These Groove Tubes Gold Series GT-6L6-R Matched Power Tubes are Russian made, same as the 5881, but matched in the GT system. These are a very sturdy and reliable tube, with slightly less power and a more aggressive edge when pushed into distortion.
These are the tubes that are used by Fender in amps that use 6L6 tubes and DO NOT come from their Custom Shop. These are used in the Hot Rod series, Blues DeVille series, Pro Tube series, BF reissue series.
The GT 6L6GE is used in the 57 Tweed, Vibroverb and Vibro King amps.
If you are trying to match your stock tube rating with the GT rating:
On Fender amps, output tubes in newer amps are color coded. The scale is:
Blue = GT 1-3 rating
White = GT 4-7 rating
Red = GT 8-10 rating
Soft, medium, and hard style descriptions refer to break up modes of the tube for an overdriven guitar signal. Soft-rated tubes break up easier and have the least headroom, yielding a heavier, harder distortion. In comparison, hard-rated tubes take longer to break up and have the most headroom, yielding a lighter, softer distortion, while medium-rated tubes fall in between.