How do I make my Carr Rambler growl more?

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  1. Tonewolf

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    Is there something I can do to have lower volume breakup? This is a great clean amp but at home it's got too much headroom. Master Volume install? Any ideas?
     
  2. KenSea

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    The Rambler has serious headroom. I havent really been sucessful in making it growl. I wish I had gotten the Swart.
    Good luck!
     
  3. Tonewolf

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    I tried a set of Groove Tube "Blue" 6L6s it's slightly better for breakup but not a blues amp. :(

    I'm thinking of trying a ToneTubby Hempcone.
     
  4. KenSea

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    I have a Celestion Blue on order, let you know
     
  5. Tonewolf

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    I'd like to have mine changed and add a switch to go from the wonderful clean tone machine it is to the blues beast I'd like it to be.
     
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    Talk to Mike at KCA NOS tubes. You'll want a pair of low headroom 6l6's. Also try hotter pre-amp tubes.
     
  7. fullerplast

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    It's already in place and called the triode/pentode switch!:D

    It does exactly what you describe, at least for me. The Rambler is a great blues amp! If you need more breakup at extremely low volumes you will need a pedal. Something like a Tim or Zendrive will work great.
     
  8. Blueser

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    Agreed! In addition, a pair of Sylvania 6L6WGBs from Mike at KCA will set you back about $65. These will give the Rambler less headroom, and a smooth smokey blues breakup.

    Also, the new Barber DD is incredible with the Rambler. That and the TIM are my two fave, though I would like to try the Zen at some point.

    I really love the Rambler. It was been in the stable the longest of any of my other amps!
     
  9. spikeRI

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    How do I make my Carr Rambler growl more?

    take its food dish away
     
  10. Blue Strat

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    JAN Philips 6L6WGBs and RFT 12AX7s will definitely help.
     
  11. James Knox

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    A Barber LTD and a Rambler are a match made in heaven...
     
  12. sanhozay

    sanhozay klon free since 2009 Silver Supporting Member

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    6L6WGB will sweeten the amp up but MAN-O-MAN the Rambler is not an amp for house playing.
     
  13. fullerplast

    fullerplast Senior Member

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    :confused: ....it must depend on the house.:D :cool:
     
  14. tacorivers

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    I play my Rambler at home, but I have a dedicated studio room. I find that the Rambler is a great low volume amp. Even at full tilt, its not that loud.
     
  15. fullerplast

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    Actually, I think that you will have this "problem" with any non-master volume amp. Even a tweed champ will get pretty loud for late night home use.

    If you like the basic tone of the Rambler but also want more crunch at low (or high) volumes as well, I can't think of a better amp than a Fuchs ODS 30SLX. Best of both worlds....:AOK
     
  16. Red Planet

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    Carr Rambler + Weber Blue Dog in Triode Mode Cranked = Good Freakin Tone:dude

    To me the Clean sufers but who needs clean anyway.
     

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