Is there an affordable 2 x 6V6 with built in attenuation?

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  1. specialidiot

    specialidiot most likely to seceede Supporting Member

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    Now that I'm playing out a little bit, I need more of an amp. My Savage Macht 6 is just not quite enough and I really don't like using the house amp (VOX AC30) with my pedal board, I need to spend a lot of time tweaking settings to get things right, then again when I get home.

    From all of the amps I've owned, I have learned that I am partial to the 6V6 sound over EL84. A Carr Skylark would seem to fit the bill but at $2000 used, that's just not going to happen.

    1x12, 2x6V6, and I'm not real particular about bells and whistles. I do have the stage/studio switch on my Macht 6 that I use at home, to give you an idea of what bedroom volume is for me. What's out there?
     
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  2. sixstringfuel

    sixstringfuel Hotdogs kill Silver Supporting Member

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    Swart ast good used one around 1400.00 on reverb but no attenuator another 200.00 for Dr z or similar
     
  3. sixstringfuel

    sixstringfuel Hotdogs kill Silver Supporting Member

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    Tone king falcon used 1200 with atenuator iron man no reverb though
     
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  4. FFTT

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    Gries 12 or Gries 20 Reverb.
     
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    specialidiot most likely to seceede Supporting Member

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    Thanks everyone, the Gries 12 looks pretty interesting. I would need to add the attenuator.

    What about a Fender EC Tremolux?
     
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    Not really what you are looking for but a Dr Z Z28 might fit the bill. The tone knobs become overdrive after the 12:00 setting. I used mine for quite a while before getting an attenuator.
     
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    The Tremolux is a great sounding tweed and it has the attenuation your looking for built-in. There was a thread just yesterday or the day before about Fender discontinuing the EC line of amps - I'd not think that they would appear with blow-out prices, but you may be able to find a little better deal on a new one now, if you don't dawdle. I'd also think that any number of players interested in the Tremolux or other EC line amps will get pushed off the fence about now.
     
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    Hi yes I stumbled upon that thread and that's what spurred my interest. Used around $1200....
     
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    Not far off from what I'm looking for though... $1850 new I don't see any used 1x12's.
     
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    I have a Gries 20, and an EC Tremolux. The Gries has a highly effective master volume. Helps to make it one of the most versatile and flexible amps I've used. The ECT has a half power switch. I tend not to use it ... a little more attenuation than I want. And yes, the ECT is one fine sounding amp.
    MD
     
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    A Gries is built to last decades and will probably outlive you.

    Other amps with built in or available power scaling.

    Reeves Custom 12 PS or the Allen Chihuahua which has power control standard, but they aren't 6V6 based.
     
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    65Amps Ventura.
     
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    I just came in to post this. The Ventura has a built-in Master Voltage that works pretty well.
     
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    Add the Magnatone Twilighter to the list of 6V6 offerings.

    Not cheap, but a very cool amp.
     
  18. specialidiot

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    I'm looking hard at one of these....
     
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    Wow, 2 x 6V6 is the perfect cranked amp for me at home and also for live use. I guess when I say cranked, I mean in the 5-7 range.
     
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    A cheap attenuator is like $200. You can strap it to the cabinet if you want...
     

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