KT66 in a bassman?

Discussion in 'Amps/Cabs Tech Corner: Amplifier, Cab & Speakers' started by skylabfilmpop, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. skylabfilmpop

    skylabfilmpop Silver Supporting Member

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    Anyone ever done this? It sounds like a good idea, better OD for sure and electrically pheasable. I am curious if these a good KT66 that FITS physically. Anyone? Thanks!
     
  2. phsyconoodler

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    Depends on what bassman you are talking about.I had an AB165 that I converted to an AA864 and used KT66's.Many earlier bassman heads were too small cabinet-wise to fit a KT66.They won't fit into a 6G6 cabinet.
     
  3. skylabfilmpop

    skylabfilmpop Silver Supporting Member

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    Yes was speaking of blackfaced era heads. JJ lt66's look like they will fit if you install the chassis with tubes in place by about a 1/4 "
     
  4. John Phillips

    John Phillips Member

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    Some time ago I had a customer bring me a '64 Blonde Showman that some previous "tech" had roughly hacked a slot in the floor of the cabinet so it could take a taller tube... in one socket :rolleyes:.

    Don't you just love people who do a job properly? :)
     
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    I have a '59 Reissue Bassman 410 (converted to a 212), can I put KT66's in it? Will that "Marshall it up"?
     
  6. ibblue2

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    I had a Tremolux head that I ran KT 66's, had to pull the chassis to install or remove. I like the Chinese KT 66 version the best, Valve art is one of the labels. Improved the sound over production 6L6's at the time.
     

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