6v6 amp recommendation

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  1. vpolineni

    vpolineni Member

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    I've searched and searched but would appreciate new input as well. I'm looking for a 6v6 amp, preferably with reverb and tremolo. 30 watts or less for bedroom duty but can also gig with if necessary. The only one I can come up with is the swart ast or sst. The rivera venus 3/6 and orange rockerverb only have reverb though I loved the clips of the rockerverb. any suggestions? thanks.
     
  2. pjrhd28

    pjrhd28 Silver Supporting Member

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    Both the Carr Slant 6V and the Tone King Meteor II are 4 6V6 amps with 1/2 power switches.

    Both are great, great amps.
     
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    trpullen Silver Supporting Member

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    The Rockerverb does sound really good at low volumes (as well as high). One of the most useful master volumes I have ever had.

    The Carr Slant 6V is also a great amp. Very different beast but equally great.
     
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    What all the others said and:
    Pure 64 Mean Street Classic (no tremelo)
    Oldfield deluxe killer reverb & trem
    Gries 20 (no tremelo)
     
  6. mikef1331

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    +1 on what the others have suggested, but there are some more out there.

    Victoria Regal II
    Clark Kanee Reverb
    Clark Beaufort Reverb
    Bruno Cow Tipper Pro II 22 (standard configuration w/o trem, but it can be ordered w/ it)
    Gomez "G" Reverb
    Headstrong Lil' King Reverb
    Tone King Imperial
    Gretsch G6163 Executive (made by Victoria for Gretsch)

    Hope it helps.
     
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    Alessandro Working Dog Boxer 20 Watt

    Doesn't have trem. Has Reverb.

    Has a "Final Output Control" instead of a master volume. (Attenuates the power from 100% to 50%)

    Great value IMO.
     
  8. vpolineni

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    thanks for all of the suggestions. I think from hearing soundclips there is something to be said for having 4 6v6's driving an amp. I'll look into all these options and really take my time with it. This is off topic but has anyone used high quality capacitors like a teflon v-cap?
     
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    Try a Savage Macht 12x. It's loud enough to gig with and the studio/stage switch makes it a good bedroom amp as well.
     
  10. jazzandmetal?

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    Wait for Fender to put out the 65 Princeton reissue. I saw a little blurb about it in the new VG magazine and hope it will be priced like the DRRI. Tremelo, Reverb a 12 and 2 6V6s.
     
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    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    But for less than 1/2 the dough...I'd buy an old Ampeg Gemini :)
     
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    So would I. :BEER
     
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    And when you get tired of the 6V6s you can toss in 6L6s; or EL34s; or KT66s; or 5881s or...or....or
     
  14. aman74

    aman74 Supporting Member

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    May I ask why 6V6?

    Circuit design is going to have far more impact on tone than the style of tube.

    You could have 2 amps that are 6V6 be completely different animals and yet you could have another 2 amps, one 6V6 and the other (insert tube choice here), that sound very much alike.
     
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    I would recommend Vintage Sound Amps. I have a VS112P with tremolo (serial #3) which is THE best sounding amp I have ever owned. Very reasonably priced too for PTP works of art!

    http://www.vintagesoundamps.com/default.htm
     
  16. dewman

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    Germino Lead 55 LV or Club 40 with 6V6s. 25 watts. Killer early Marshall JTM50 and early Plexi tone. Incredibly reliable and built tough. Cleans are fantastic and overdrive is also equally great.
     
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    How about a Deluxe Reverb?!? 6v6's/Reverb/Trem/20 watts. The ultimate gigging amp! The Headstrong version, the Royal Reverb is awesome!
     
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    Rivera Clubster 25 Doce. No trem, but an exceptional amp.
     
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