KOMET 60 - Worth it?

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  1. martie6621

    martie6621 Silver Supporting Member

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    Any user or knowers comments about the KOMET 60 head? It is big bucks, bucko!:D Is it worth the money? How is it different/better/worse than a good Marshall? I am jonesing to ownsing one - talk me in or out Bros!

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  2. VaughnC

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    Best amp I've owned in 40 years at this stuff. To me, the Komet 60 is one of the few amps I've played through that made me feel part of the rig rather than just playing through it. However, it ain't no Marshall....it has its own thing going on that you have to experience to get a feel for. If you want a Marshall, buy a Marshall. Is it worth the money?.....very subjective. To me, yes.....and, beyond the subjective tone issue, you won't find better build quality and customer support (even if you buy a used one).
     
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    hawkeyeinexile Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 to Vaughn's comments, 'specially if you want a Marshall...

    my Komet was the best-built thing of just about anything i've ever owned, let alone amps.

    now, whether i'm worth an amp like that - well, that's a whole 'nother consideration...:D


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    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    Seems like every time I plug into it, it just sounds better and better. I think it is worth it if you like the basic tone, very thick (not muddy) with a cool highend bite, and sustains like crazy. Cleans up well and very articulate at higher gain settings. Speakers are important to the tone, as are most amps. I use a Germino 2x12 open back with a greenback and a G12H30 or an old metal handled Marshall cab with original 30 watters.

    They seem to sell fast if you don't like it, which is a concern with other brands that seem to just sit for weeks.
     
  5. EL34

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    in a word.....HELL YES. ok, that was two words.

    Best amp I've ever played, but that is probably because I am more of a rock/blues player. If you are a jazzer, the Komet may not be your bag.
     
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    YES. The best rock amp I ever played. More dynamic and detailed than the best Marshall I ever played. Capable of more tonal variation by far too.

    Loud though. Intended for pro big stage use.

    Dan
     
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    I was going to say: Only you can decide if it is worth it.

    If I was still gigging I'd have two in a heartbeat.

    Best, Pete.
     
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    Andy;


    FWIW I got to play through BrewBeck's for a bit once.

    The amp is special, It has a marshall bit to it , but I also heard some fendery stuff going on. but definitely its own thing. Pretty loud as well.
     
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    worth it?

    yes sure it's the best rock and roll amp, I ever play throught
    Every time I change somethin in my playing technique, I can hear it.

    and the amp response to guitars change is amazing


    The best amp imho
    :dude

    thanks

    carl
     
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    I really, really like it. I haven't been able to part with mine.
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    I miss mine. Everytime a thread like this comes up, I can't help but get depressed. It's an instrument as much as it is a piece of electronics. That's the highest compliment I believe I can pay to an amp.
     
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    Hi there, I read posts like this a lot. Is it strictly because you couldn't afford it anymore that you sold it? If so , the post totally makes sense! But if not, why sell an amp you love? I would never sell an amp I loved or would miss!

    ERIC
     
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    Funny you should mention that cuz the only other amp I really miss was the one I had to sell at the time to make the Komet deal happen =)
     
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    Martie

    My favorite amps for overdriven tone are Marshalls. I prefer a good old Marshall turned full up for overdrive over everything.

    Having said that what amps am I impressed by? I am extremely impressed by the Komet and it is one of the best amps I have ever played through. The Komet responds to playing technique better than most amps. The Komet will go from clean to overdrive in a very smooth way just by playing technique alone(no guitar volume knob or amp setting adjustments being made) and it just is better at doing this than most amps. It is not a Marshall and does not sound like a Marshall though, so if that is what you really want I would say buy a Marshall. You just have to try a Komet to see if you like it. The Komet is a fantastic sounding amp for clean and overdrive all in one non master volume amp and I prefer non master volume amplifiers.

    Other new amps I really like besides the Komet are the Victoria 4x10 Bassman, The Dr Z Route 66 and the THD Flexi. I own a Flexi, but sure I will eventually buy another amp. I actually am considering the Komet 50 if it ends up being released as a regular model. If I didn't end up buying a Komet 50 then I would most likely end up with a Victoria Bassman which is a really great sounding amp.

    Mike
     
  16. Kiwi

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    Martie -

    You NEED this Komet amp.

    You will probably need to sell the Clubman Reverb rig to swing it, however. Right?

    Fortunately, I'm here to help! :)

    Kiwi
     
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    It has the response, sound, bass etc.. that, well I guess is dwelling in my body. So yes it is worth it, but as in all equipment you have to play, feel and hear yourself.
    Gary
     
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    The Komet 60 is by far the best amp on the market. Just a few tries at swapping the tubes you can change it to a whole new amp. Also switching the pre amp tubes will change the sound also. What impressed me the most was the ability to change the tone due to it's ability to switch power tubes. From el34's to anything that will fit the bill!


    I have a 60 and 80 and they are IT. PERIOD!

    I have sold all of my other amps because I know now I will not use them now that I have my Komets!


    :D :dude
     
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    i'm going to have to check one out when I'm in NYC next week. Komets are as rare as pink elephants in the UK :cool:
     
  20. martie6621

    martie6621 Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks for all the positives on the Komet. Looks like pretty consistent answer to my question. I was afraid I was going to hear that!:D
    Kiwi - If I ride the Komet, I may need to take you up on your FROR for the Clubman. You serious? Would have said something the other day but the Komet just happened upon me quickly - like a flash. It may be gone that fast too. Call me.

    Thanks guys.
     

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