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how does it sound different than before?
To my ears a "true" KT66 (certainly the original Genelex and for the most part the Shuguang KT66's) have a stunning clarity about them, (especially in the mids) that would not have been present in your amp when you were using 6L6's. The sound/tone seemed sweeter and more "alive" as well. The overdriven tone is quite "thick" (yet with clarity) and it also has a REALLY nice "growl" to it. I found the KT66's perfect for blues and light to medium rock.
In comparison, the GT-KT66-HP's seemed QUITE blurry in the mids, and had a LOT more gain (not in a good way to my ears) than the Genelex or the Shuguang KT66's. When overdriven, the GT-KT66's seemed "mushy" and nondescrip by comparison.
riffmeister said:how does it sound different than before?
riffmeister said:I'll be able to compare a Germino Club 40 (EL34) with a Classic 45 (KT66) very soon!!
Chrissy said:That sounds like fun! I own and love a Classic 45. I did a quick swap a while ago from KT66 to EL34 with a re-bias which was an interesting and useful variation. If you have time on your hands , would you compare the Club 40 to a the Classic 45 when loaded with EL34? I'd love to hear the similarities/differences as the Club40 has me gassing too!
riffmeister said:I've had the Classic 45 for the better part of a year now, and early on I swapped out the KT66s (Valve Arts) for EL34s (Siemens) because the KT66s sounded too bassy to me......the EL34s improved things.....but I still run the amp with the bass control "off".
So the comparison I will do when the Club 40 arrives is C40 vs C45 with EL34s thru the same cab, then C40 vs C45 with KT66s thru the same cab.
Always fun to do the shootout thing.....
Chrissy said:Hi Riffmeister - so did you get a chance to do the comparisons?
Ian Anderson said:Been thinking of putting them in my tube rectified '67 JTM 50. Any idea what that will sound like in comparison to the EL84s? Will it make it sound like a JTM45?