I have not played 6V6 amps enough to have any knowledge of them. The Bluetick was designed around 6V6's, but I have always run EL34's in mine.Nice!! I can tell that the amp is capable of some really big breakup and still retains the note separation without getting mushy in the gain. I can't really tell for certain, but it sounds like a bigger/wider range sounding 6V6 amp with a more clear breakup.
Great set of amps and cabs.
I own a Italian Greyhound (1st unit produced), a BlueTick (1st unit produced), a English with a gold on copper chassis.
I've gigging been both the English and Bluetick (6v6's) on 2 2 x12 Alessandro cabs with Celestion Blues. I also own a Alessandro 1 x 12 cab and a Working Dog Boxer with a 1 12".
The American is my next purchase.
Here is another one using the neck pickup clean:
I'm in the Mid-West, but have family in DC that I visit several times per year. An East Coast dog show is in order, my friend! Maybe meet 1/2 way at George's shop?It would be great to have a Dog Pack Meetup one of these days. Where are all the Dog owners located?
I'm in NYC and the Hamptons.
Don't think I'd be able to swing one of these shows. Too much other stuff going on.skhan007: I've got KT66s in my BnT and I'd appreciate it if you would not mention vintage KT66s anymore. My spending is outta control as it is.
I'd be happy to bring my BnT and Plott (traded a Bluetron away for it - who got the better end of the deal?) to a get together. Not sure if George would like us all descending on his place but maybe at the next NY/NJ amp show? Let's show those Dumble freaks a thing or two!
The Dr. Z is a nice amp, but I prefer the Alessandros. I believe the Dr. Z is supposed to be in the JTM 45 arena, but I'm not sure. Somebody correct me here if I am wrong.It's quilted mahogany. Fairly hard to come by, or so George told me. Bbill- where are you located? East Coast?
I've never heard the Dr.Z before, but they're very popular and most guys praise those amps. I have some '61 Mullard XF1 EL34's that sound amazing in the BnT. The amp goes to a whole new gain territory with good EL34's- sounds like a JTM-50, but with a bit less crunch and more big sustaining singing notes. With the KT66's, it has less gain (like a JTM 45 or similar), but has a much bigger sound, bigger lows and dynamic highs. Hard to describe, as these amps have such a unique sound, that I hate to compare them to anything else. I've run this amp with 6v6, EL34 (many different NOS brands), EL37, and KT66. I'd say the KT66 is my favorite with the XF1 Mullard EL34's in a close second place.
TDJMB- sorry, not trying to fuel your GAS for vintage tubes. I just got mine after REALLY searching for some that I could afford (I've seen Gold Lions go for $500/pair as NOS, but I got my used, so much much cheaper). Keep in mind- the vintage tube market is waaaay down right now- deals are out there (but again, I'm definitely not trying to fuel your GAS! Just sayin').
Hello, my friend! Great to hear from you- yes, sending you a PM.Those coke-bottle 6V6G's have a cool sound. I got a quad of them out of an old 'hifi'. I run them in my Clark Gullah, a dual-tweed-champ with oversized iron, a roaring crunch monster without shaking the house apart. Nothing beats Mullards in the B&T for me though, can't exactly put my finger on the reason.
Hey Khan, if you're interested in a Beagle, let me know. It's time for me to set mine free. /jd