Soldano SLO & KT66 tubes

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  1. Burst59

    Burst59 Member

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    So I'm ready to take the plunge on some KT-66's in my SLO and I've
    settled on The Genelex Gold Lion's. I've used them before in my JTM 45 and they were superior to the 7581's, bigger more punch.
    Anyway I'm ordering from Doug's tubes and there are 3 options:

    Early distortion
    Average distortion
    Late Distortion

    Just wondering which one you guys would recommend.
    The SLO has a ton of gain so I'm thinking average distortion but I've heard
    some people actually have to bring up the gain a bit with 66's.
     
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    I remember emailing Soldano years ago, when they were installing the Groove Tube KT66 HP tubes as an option. I asked what distortion rating they were using/would recommend; Bill (Sundt) said that they used a rating of 8 on the GT scale...late distortion.

    Enjoy those tubes!
     
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    That makes sense.
     
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    Yeah, in an amp that generates distortion mostly in the preamp I would recommend late distortion tubes
     
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    Yes plus the clean channel will effected as well so I want some clean headroom
    for that and the crunch channel.
     

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