A GREAT 6V6 amp and a GREAT 6L6 amp

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  1. thesooze

    thesooze Supporting Member

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    If you don't mind- gimme suggestions of one of each...

    A great 6V6 and a great 6L6 amplifier. (Let's not load up on Fenders... I'm searching for boutique stuff)

    What are the real differences between these two powertubes?
     
  2. shredtrash

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    I have a Savage Macht 12x (6v6) and an Alpha and Omega David (6L6 amp made in Albuquerque, NM). Both are great amps. I especially like my Alpha. To me, the tone of a 6v6 can vary greatly depending on the amp and other factors. Mine actually sounds very Marshally when cranked. 6L6 amps, to my ear and experience, are a bit more similar sonically. I think they have really good top and bottom end. However, they are not as defined in the mids as a British-style amp like a Marshall.
     
  3. doveman

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    How about both Brown Note D'Lite 22/33 ... 6V6 at 22w and 6L6 at 33w. I just built mine and it has a switch underneath the chassis ... also can be rebiased from the back ... bias points and bias pot right there. The whole thing can be done without taking the amp out of the cab.

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  4. tiptone

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    Dr. Z Z-28 is a really nice 6V6 amp.

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    My 6L6 choice would be a Super Reverb, so I'm no help to you there. :)
     
  5. hathisisfunnyha

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    Divided by 13 FTR is by far the best boutique 6V6 i've heard
     
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    ...Dr Z Z-28.....really nice 6V6 amp that has big punchy cleans for a 22-watter but can give it up with lots of chunk thunk chime and snarl...the tone stack,,,, just a bass and treble knob...is the key....a real pedal slut too....

    ....for something completly different in a 6L6...howzabout the Mesa 5:50 Express.....got the big cleans and a nice assortment of OD tones....really versatile swiss knife type amp....
     
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    Carr Rambler for 6L6's
     
  8. gkoelling

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    For a great 6L6 amp try a Gries 35


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    For a great 6V6 amp look at a Gries 18 or 20.
     
  9. hawkeyeinexile

    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    heritage amplifiers - for 6v6 i got Victory, for 6L6 (5881) i got Colonial (but there's Liberty, Patriot, more)

    others i've had or played of friends': Dr. Z, Fuchs, Two Rock, Fargen

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    Here are the ones that I have personal experience with in three categories (6V6; 6L6; amps that can use either) and in order of MY PREFERENCE for the tonal superiority:

    6V6
    Clark Kanee Reverb
    Clark Beaufort
    Princeton (non-reverb)
    Princeton Reverb
    Dr Z Z28
    Victoria 20112
    Deluxe Reverb


    6L6
    Tweed Bassman
    Super Reverb
    Vibrolux Reverb
    Alessandro Rottweiler
    Boogie MK IV

    Both
    Tone King Meteor II (this one is also the best sounding 6V6 amp I have ever used.
    SDG Proluxe
     
  11. hemlock

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    The Heritage Victory and the Tone King are both very cool 6v6 amps.

    For 6L6 goodness-
    Alessandro Working Dog Rottweiler
    Top Hat Super Deluxe- I can't believe these don't get more props here.
     
  12. hbentley

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    +2 absolutely killer amp.

     
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    6V- Carr Slant 6V- The review in Guitarist Magazine said it made the best vintage Fender blackface sound like a worn out kazoo.

    6L6- Victoria Victorilux- deep, deep, round, full cleans and magic right at the edge of breakup
     
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    i play a reinhardt mi-6 head (6v6, 18w) thru an avatar 2x12 cab (v30/g12h30). i've had it for less than a month and am still getting it dialed in. my lp screams thru it. great cleans and nastiness by rolling tone and vol knobs. no pedals.

    reinhardt customer service is second to none.
     
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    how do the Fargen Blackbird or Bruno Cowtipper compare on the 6V6 side?
     
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    voodoosound Funk & Grooven member Silver Supporting Member

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    Stark Sex amp 4 6v6, Fire amp 6l6 beautiful tone out of both.
     
  18. doublescale1

    doublescale1 FSR Tele Silver Supporting Member

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    Victoria Double Deluxe (4 6V6 pwr section depending on rectifier tube 30 watts w/2X12's) or Bogner Duende (2 6V6's @ 18 watts) - both nice amps. 6V6's just sound good w/guitars.

    6L6 - grab 'n go combo, Carr Rambler - cool for the money silver face Fender bassman head
     
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    Nobody has mentioned the Orange Rockerverb. Love the 6V6 tone there.
     
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    6V6 Alessandro Plott, Princeton

    6L6 bassman or twin for ceartain things, Alessandro WD Rotweiler.

    These are the ones that I have liked although I thought the older bassmans ie 59 used a different tube
     

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