What amps fit these specs?

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  1. JimVW

    JimVW Member

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    After a few years of searching I've found a combo of specs that seems to be the basic sound I'm after, and now I'm looking to refine it a bit:

    2 6V6s
    Class AB
    Tube rectifier
    Decent amount of sag

    So, Tweed/Blackface Deluxe and Silvertone 1482. What else fits the basic spec?
     
  2. voodoosound

    voodoosound Funk & Grooven member Silver Supporting Member

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    Do you mean 2 6l6s? Nothing I know of runs off 2 6v6s. 4 6v6s but not 2.
     
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    Deluxe Reverb.....Princeton Reverb....Tweed Deluxe....geeze, there's got to be dozens of guitar amps that run on 2x6V6....
     
  4. voodoosound

    voodoosound Funk & Grooven member Silver Supporting Member

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    I was thinking more about current boutique builds. I suspect the OP already knew about those options considering he used one as his example otherwise, why would he ask?
     
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    masonette, club 40 w/6v6s
     
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    Valvetech VAC22 runs on 2x6v6. Fits the description, though I think it's seeking to do the Tweed thing married to a bit more thickness and fullness, and a slightly more British mid voicing.
     
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    Brown Note D'Lite 22. Don't know about the sag ... don't have one. All the clips I've heard or seem (including all the ones on the website) sound great (to my ear)

    http://www.brownnote.net/dlite22.html
     
  9. voodoosound

    voodoosound Funk & Grooven member Silver Supporting Member

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    Wow a lot more newer builds than I thought with only 2 6v6s. I only have newer builds with 4. Learn soemthing new every day.
     
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    voodoosound Funk & Grooven member Silver Supporting Member

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    I don't know why this one slipped my mind. I almost bought one.:jo
     
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    What put you off in the end, out in interest? They sound great to me, but alas I'm in Sydney and, whilst the Aussie dollar is very good vs the US$ at the moment, with shipping, they're still very expensive ... and I don't think I could bring myself to buy an amp without actually trying one first.
     
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    voodoosound Funk & Grooven member Silver Supporting Member

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    Wattage and headroom. I am now waiting for the 88 to come out.
     
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    The people that know keep saying it over and over and noone wants to listen...If its blackface anything the only choice is Fargen....:RoCkIn
     
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    Divided by 13 CJ11. I believe it's 2 (not 4) 6V6s. A huge 11 watts. Killer amp.
     
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    Check out the Bogner Duende
     
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    It seems almost impossible to recomend an amp without knowing the kind of music/tones your going for.

    Chase
     
  20. JimVW

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    Thanks for all the responses so far.

    coxswain, I'm not so much looking for a recommendation as I am looking for amps that fit a particular spec. I like the sparkle of 6V6s, but not in a class A circuit. I like the natural compression that a tube rectifier can provide. I've owned quite a few amps, and I keep coming back to that combination. Right now I have a Silvertone 1482 that's my main gigging amp, and also a tweed deluxe clone. They seem to be variations on a theme. I'd like to see what other flavors are out there.

    But in answer to coxswain's question, I'm a fairly versatile player, and I find myself playing anything from roots rock to country to blues to jazz to modern worship music. I appreciate single channel amps with fairly basic functionality. I like bloomy cleans, but I'm not afraid of some breakup, even at lower volumes.
     

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