Ultimate 6V6 powered amp?

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  1. Aint Life Hell?

    Aint Life Hell? Member

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    Hey,
    I've been enjoying my 5E3 and was wondering: Which amp deserves the title:
    KING OF THE 6V6's?
    Tone King Meteor II?
    Fender Deluxe Tweed?
    Fender Deluxe Reverb?
    Fuchs ODS?
    Others?
    Okay, thanks.
    -ALH?
     
  2. erksin

    erksin Member

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    I'd nominate a '62-'64 Fender 6G2 Princeton - an incredible amp IMO.

    I'd also recommend checking out a '61-'65 Gibson GA-19RVT Falcon - another killer 6V6 amp.
     
  3. carltonh

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    Lot of people would probably want to add the /13 FTR 37, but I haven't heard one yet.

    I might add a Roccaforte Custom 30, but that is not a traditional 6V6 sounding amp.
     
  4. Big Bob

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    Jim Kelley......just something about those amps I love.:)
     
  5. tomtheguitarguy

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    one Vote for the DR. Z Z-28 amp.

    Killer Tone, versatile tone controls, and great build.

    tomtheguitarguy
     
  6. DerekMinnich

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    I like my Divided by 13 FTR 37 but everyone is going to have their own opinion on whats "ultimate".
     
  7. Memorex

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    I've had a Fender Super Champ for over 20 years, and I still love the little guy.
     
  8. decay-o-caster

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    Definitely the Jim Kelley.

    But right up there is my Adam Stark Xray...
     
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    blues pearl texas tornado
     
  10. sssmile

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    toneking meteor
     
  11. Aint Life Hell?

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    What about the Swart Atomic?
    Nice, I hear.
     
  12. Riscchip

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    Best I've played is the Dr. Z Z-28. Killer amp.
     
  13. mtndog

    mtndog Gold Supporting Member

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    Adam Stark XRay. All Killer, no filler.
     
  14. Telecaster

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    I love my Z28.
    I played a THC (NOT THD) 6V6 amp a couple of months ago and that amp was the punchiest amp I've ever heard. Price was almost twice the price of my Z28 btw.....
     
  15. leofenderbender

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    The D13 is really hard to beat.
     
  17. big mike

    big mike Fixed Bias Moderator Staff Member

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    Dr Z Z28. Best amp ever. Period.
     
  18. ROKY

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    I love my TopHat Embassy(no longer made) head .
    4 6V6s GZ-34 rectified for 35 cathode biased watts.

    Ch. 1 Vol. and Tone and sporting a Brown Fender deluxe preamp.

    Ch.2 Vol Treble Middle Bass and Cut controls and an AC30/Tweed
    Gibson styled preamp.

    Ch.1 is Ted Nugent's Cat Scratch fever but with a bigger gnarlier
    sonic presentation due to the higher wattage.

    Ch 2. gets a huge variety of Tweed-Blonde-early Marshall tones
    depending on where the treble control is set; which after 1:00
    acts as a gain reducer .. the mid control has very wide sweep
    and also influences the gain characteristcs; as expected.

    Depending on speaker/cab choices, this amp can sound VERY
    much like a Supro, a JTM-45, a mutated Tweed Deluxe, a Blonde
    Bassman, a Tweed Bassman..
     
  19. Leonc

    Leonc Wild Gear Hearder Gold Supporting Member

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    Another Divided by 13 FTR37 vote. For me it's tied with my Orange Rockerverb...
     
  20. Timster

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    My Two Rock LTD with 6v6s is awesome
     

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