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drive for a kt66 hiwatt amp

Discussion in 'Effects, Pedals, Strings & Things' started by scotty31, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. scotty31

    scotty31 Supporting Member

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    im looking for a really good drive to run with my custom amp
    its based off the 70's dr series hiwatts.

    ive tried a few things that were ok. ocd, tube zone, ulbrick 12axe.
    i wouldnt mind some more suggestions though.

    what im after is something ballsy and british and as far away from a tubescreamer as possible.
    ive got a mullard keeley java boost at the moment which is great, so if its something that will stack well with a treble boost, even better.

    no budget set, but anything over $250 is pushing it.

    ive had the following at the front of my mind for a while:
    Box of Rock/Metal
    Proanalog Power Driver
    Fireburst II
    Keeley BD2
    MXR GTOD
    Skreddy Top Fuel

    any thoughts/suggestions

    everything is being played with a strat.
     
  2. Don Rusk

    Don Rusk Biggus Bearfootus Vendor

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    tried a Crunchbox ? and they are made in AUS as well....
     
  3. scotty31

    scotty31 Supporting Member

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    to be honest, i havent with this amp, but i have with other kt66 amps and i did really like it. ive always pigeon-holed it as a runner up to the ocd.
    i might try get a hold of both and check em out...
     
  4. Chrissy

    Chrissy Member

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    My Komet is loaded with KT66 and I used to have a Germino C45 (KT66) so here are suggestions based on those.

    ProAnalog - I have the Power Driver and think you'l like that a lot. Retains the glassy crunch of KT66 and cleans up nice and sparkly.
    The Skreddy Screwdriver suits KT66 very well too I think. Nice and crunchy and you cn dial in/out the amount of bass/fuzz you want. Cleans up great too.
    Okko Diablo sounds lovely too. There are some clips on his site I did thru the Germino for you to get an idea.

    Hope that helps.
    Chris

    Hope that helps.
     
  5. aaronblues

    aaronblues Supporting Member

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    used my Box of Rock and my Power Driver with my Hiwatt 50watt yesterday. Both were great, tho i like my Power Driver a little more with my Maz18. The BoR, tho is perfect with the Hiwatt.
    A COT works pretty well with a Hiwatt too, tho i had to re-eq the amp a bit.

    cheers
     

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