two rock ruby vs komet 60

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  1. gearlovin

    gearlovin Supporting Member

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    Hi guy's

    I just buy a komet 60 and a Kingsley deluxe 2 months ago,To find that they are 2 of the best amps for my style.
    Now i'm lookin at the two rock Ruby

    How does these 3 compare? anyone have boths of them

    I just find out that the kingsley have plenty of gain too

    any help about the ruby would be very appreciated

    thanks

    carl
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    Thick sounding gain comes on VERY quickly with the Ruby.
     
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    gearlovin Supporting Member

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    faster then on the komet?
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    I've never owned a Komet, but I've heard a couple at Tonefests and the like. So with that qualification, yes, I believe so. (I have owned a Ruby........awesome clean to SCREAM from your guitar's volume control)
     
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    bluessyndicate Supporting Member

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    Is the Komet 60 the comparison to be making here? I thought the Constellation would be a more direct comparison to the Ruby, regardless of the "more than just single channel" nature of the connie.

    I think of the Komet 60 as a super bitchin ultra touch sensitive marshall type vibe...and I loved the prototype K60 with 6L6's that the guys had at the Komet shop...fyi

    Carldut, which Kingsley Deluxe did you go for? Do they really have significant amounts of gain? To the extent you would use one for classic rock, or would you think it more suited to a blues/jazz thing?
     
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    riffmeister Gold Supporting Member

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    I think he's talking about the Komet 60. It and the Ruby are both single channel amps with full EQ and use EL34 power tubes (although the power rating is lower for the Ruby).......the Connie is a two channel amp with more limited EQ controls and EL84 power tubes. Like the Ruby, the Connie can really scream, though!
     
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    I've played both. The Komet has more clean headroom and can get a more pristine clean tone, whereas the Ruby breaks up earlier and has way more gain on tap. The Komet cleans up better from the guitar, but it doesn't approach the singing, searing gain of the Ruby. The Komet may be bigger sounding in terms of volume, but it doesn't have the harmonic richness of the Ruby. Both amps are touch sensitive. Neither amp has much low end to speak of and neither is what I would call versatile. It really comes down to personal preference.

    peace
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    GAT Gold Supporting Member

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    My Komet has a lot of bottom end, just used it at an outdoor gig and was amazed on how much low end grunt it had through a Germino 2x12 with Greenbacks. Bass knob was on 11:00. Plenty of high and low mids and a great high end bite. I ran the volume on 1:00.
     
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    I owned both at the same time. Hansoloist's description is very good. However the Komet I had had plenty of bottom end, and I would call that amp versatile. The Ruby gets aggressive fast !!!She sings at the top end, bur cleans left something to be desired. Much less versatile than the Komet. Of the two, the Komet would be my go to amp.
     
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    I guess it's all relative. Compared to the amps I like, the K60 is very bass shy, as is the Ruby. Can't say I've played the Komet with a band though, so maybe I'd feel differently after hearing it in that context. It really boils down to a matter of taste. I simply prefer amps with a fuller, thumpier low end. Hell, some people think a cucumber tastes better pickled. And I've never had a problem butting heads with my bass player.

    And yeah, I know it can take all of those tubes, and in that respect it's versatile, but in terms of being able to dial in a variety of tones on the fly--it ain't. Again, this is all relative. If your standard of comparison is a Tweed Champ, then yes, it's very versatile. If it's a Diezel VH4, it ain't.

    Brew, I think we just have different tastes. What can you do, right?

    peace
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  11. gearlovin

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    Hi bluessyndicate

    I found that the kingsley deluxe 30 head have enough gain to do the classic rock things for sure

    if you play with a les paul or humbucker with a strat it is more in the blues rock type of sound

    as for the komet and ruby... i'll think i have to wait before buying the ruby as thekomet 60 seem to be the keeper again

    thanks to all of you

    I 've heard that there is a ruby kit, anyone know somethin about it?
    thanks

    carl
     
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    Indeed, brutha!

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