Used to love my Tiny Terror, but not since playing my Marshall 18 watt.

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  1. Dr. Lo

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    Now that I've been playing my Marshall 18 watt clone (Ceriatone's TMB version) for more than a year, I find my Tiny Terror to be too dark and lacking in "sparkle," especially when turning down my guitar's volume pot (not the tubes - were replaced a few times since making this assessment). Would this be a fair assessment relative to my 18 watter?
     
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    Yeah, Orange amps tend to be dark. Marshall's will give you more high end "sparkle" and bite if you will.
     
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    Whew! I'm not losing my mind then.
     
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    I wouldn't say the Orange is dark. It's definitely mid-range heavy, which I think is quintessential British tone.

    I got a nice treble today with the gain at 1/2 way and the tone and volume knobs cranked up all the way.
     
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    The chime of the Marshall 18 watt circuit is addictive! I agree they sound sweet when you roll off some guitar volume. And they growl like nothing else when you crank your guitar too.
     
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    the OD on my TT is definitely a little darker than the standard Marshall tone, but I run my TT clean and it was pretty close to my buddy's AC15C1 when we jammed. Not quite, definitely not the sparkle, but pretty close. definitely not a Marshall.
     
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    I've been on a tone search for the perfect blend of crunch, chime, and warmth. My 18 watt tmb sounds fantastic whether on the simple vol tone channel or the TMB side or even better when blended.

    The TT is a fun amp but doesn't have the variety a good 18 watt offers.
     
  9. Tom60

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    I have the same (understandable) experience, but with 6021x - since I have it I played the TT only once, too agressive and brittle sounding.

    The 6021x is the first EL84 amp that I really like, it´s not hurting my ears (gotta add, I have no experience with Matchless or Vox..)
     
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    i'll tell you what...
    i built two 18w Marshall clones, one a EL84 and one a 6V6, and they both still amaze me! i find myself comparing EVERYTHING i play against them.
    heck i just spent tons of $$ on a Hiwatt combo and now i'm seriously considering just using the 18w's for the time being!!

    so yeah, nothing wrong with other amps, but everything right for the 18w's!
     
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    I love the 2061 but they are just too loud for me. I ended up with a Badger 18 that sounds great at any volume but I will never get rid of my TT it's a great sounding amp.
     
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    Maybe you have forgotten that you own a Tele. Plug that one into your TT and fall in love again ;)
     
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    Yup 18's are great, try maxing the master vol on the terror and then use the gain to adjust volume I found it sounded much better that way.. (I like non master amps better though :))
     
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