TK Meteor II Vrs Bruno CT

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  1. heady dude

    heady dude Member

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    Im sure this has been covered on here before, but I want to hear what people have to say before I pull the trigger on a 2k amp.
    Theres really so much you can get from a clip and you really need to play an amp to get feel for it, so Ive been thinking bout getting a used Bruno to A/B them to hear it for myself. Ive got a Meteor 2 and love it, some of the best cleans Ive ever heard in person. From what I hear the Brunos cleans are a good bit better, but is it really night and day between the two? I mean I would be paying more for the Bruno and be giving up the tweed channel and the trem. I'm just a hobby player who hasn't been playing all that long, and the meteor is by far the nicest amp Ive owned, so Im wondering if my ears will even hear a huge difference or not.
    Ever since I found this place my wallet just keeps getting smaller and my tone just keeps getting better.
     
  2. stratotonedude

    stratotonedude Senior Member

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    I haven't heard any cleans that I like more than in my Tone King Meteor II. Since you already have a Tone King keep it and buy a Bruno too.
     
  3. riffmeister

    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    I had MII and CT35 1x12's at the same time.

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    Both are certainly very fine amps, but the MII worked better for me in my band (blues-pop-rock).
     
  4. james russell

    james russell Silver Supporting Member

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    Try this thread for a start.

    http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=308466&highlight=meteor+Cowtipper

    Search a bunch, there are some good threads about this very topic. I have owned a Meteor II for a year and a half, and it has bumped some nice amps to the curb at my place. I have not tried a Bruno yet, but I'm not very motivated since having the Tone King. I think it's hair splitting at this point. Is there something the Tone King is not giving you?

    James
     
  5. jim1jam

    jim1jam Supporting Member

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    I've got a nice one for sale here in the forums for a good price - if you
    really want to check one out! [​IMG]
     
  6. Tag

    Tag Gold Supporting Member

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    There is not a huge difference in any of these amps. I dig a stock SRRI more than the Meteor II, but I am a Fender Fanatic. The Bruno Cowtippers are the ONLY Boutique that I find actually surpass stock Fenders tonally, but you are paying a LOT more money for a tighter low end, a creamier high, and better reverb. That is really the only differences. If I were you, I would keep the Toneking since you are very happy with it. Put the time and effort into your playing and have fun. :AOK
     
  7. bluetweed

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    Great advise Tag! You could probably make all your amps sound good. To a large degree its in the hands, unless the amp is a downright dog.
     
  8. heady dude

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Riff-Thats a sweet site for sure.

    JR-You are right this is hair splitting, and no I love my TK its great, and the more I play it the more I like it.

    JJ- Yea your amp is why I started this thread. Thats a pretty good price you got on it as well.

    Tag- I was hoping you would stop by, even though I pretty much knew exactly what you were going to say:D See you have been one of the main reasons I have even thought about switching up my MII. Ive heard your clips and heard you go on about the CT on here, and I must say, you sold me.
    I dont agree with you about the DRRI though. I used to have the 65 RI, then one day a played a TK. I sold the RI that week, and bought a MII. It was no contest to my ears, the TK made my 65 sound flat, thin, and trebly(Ice picky). Even though it is a great amp, the TK ate it for lunch. Maybe with a speaker change, and some PTP wiring it would have been more of a contest, but stock, no way.
    Anyway I really dig your playing and tone. Keep on pickin.

    You guys are right, Ive got one of the better(new) amps out there for this style of sound, and I love it. So Im just going to enjoy it, curb my gear OCD for now, and save it for my next obsession...a Two Rock:rolleyes:

    I wish I was kidding, well my bank account does anyway.:worried
     

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