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Ultimate 6V6 powered amp?

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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?
 

erksin

Senior 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.
 

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.
 

DerekMinnich

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

Telecaster

Member
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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.....
 

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..
 

Leonc

Wild Gear Herder
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Another Divided by 13 FTR37 vote. For me it's tied with my Orange Rockerverb...
 




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