Your favorite 6V6 amp?

localmotion411

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I really want to get a 6V6 amp and would like to hear what everyone is using and digging. I had an Orange Rockerverb 50 head that was a fantastic amp; shouldn't have sold it, but really wanted a Bogner Ecstasy, which ended up being a mistake. Thinking about a Divided By 13 FTR37, or maybe a Louis Electric KR12 with 6V6s. I think I'd prefer it to have four 6V6s instead of two; I've heard that tone can't be beat.

So bring it on...
 

wichita

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D13 37. The best 6v6 amp that I have ever heard or owned.
Its like the freakin hair club for Men.
I bought my first one 7 years ago and liked it so much I became a dealer.
 

teefus

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i saw and heard the new budda 6v6 amp at namm. there is a 2x6v6 and a 4x6v6 version iirc. it looks just like the other buddas but has a cream colored faceplate. sounds great with jeff bober playing it.
 

pjrhd28

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Carr Slant 6V

18, 22, or 40 watts. 4 6V6's if you need em.

Footswitchable overdrive channel WITH additional boost.

18 watts, about 5/8 volume on the clean channel with a Lester is blackface snarl heaven. Clean, it BBBBLLLLOOOMMMMSSSSSS

Amazingly subtle tone controls.

It ain't cheap, but its good.
 

daveS

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Allen Sweet Spot is one of my favorite 6V6 amps.:)
 

Crazyquilt

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There is no best 6V6 amp, because there is no single 6V6 sound.

I own or have owned lots of 6V6 amps. Even just talking classic Fender designs, a tweed Deluxe (probably my favorite amp, overall) does not sound like a blackface Deluxe Reverb. Both great amps -- which is better...?

The answer is simple: the one YOU like more.
 

Dana Olsen

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There is no best 6V6 amp, because there is no single 6V6 sound.

I own or have owned lots of 6V6 amps. Even just talking classic Fender designs, a tweed Deluxe (probably my favorite amp, overall) does not sound like a blackface Deluxe Reverb. Both great amps -- which is better...?

The answer is simple: the one YOU like more.
True 'dat. I love my Jim Kelly amp, adn I love my Tone King, but they don't sound the same at all, and both are way different than either the /13 or Orange amps.

Great tubes though, Dana O.
 

madscientist

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My Fargen BB 30 Watt. 4x6v6. Thick cleans with thumping bass and great reverb, blows any DR I've ever heard out of the water.
 

hbentley

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don't think there is a "best", but the ftr37 is doing it for me big time. it's not often you get an amp that versatile that actually sounds phenomenal.
 

dorianadams

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I have two Marshall studio 15's that I love for recording or small gigs I really am gassing for the fuchs TDS Custom50 ( 4 6V6) in the Emporium. It seems like all the amp makers are getting on the 6V6 bandwagon.%13 Tone king, Fuchs , Two Rock(jet) you name it . Not that long ago this tube was pretty much ignored.I love the amps that can take 4 x6V6 or 2x 6L6 like the Tone King Meteor ll.
 

Fireball XL5

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Not sure what sort of sound you are going for, but if it's something Marshally I'd highly recommend the Roccaforte Custom 30 or HG30. www.roccaforteamps.com

4 6V6's, 3 12AX7's, and a GZ34 rectifier to yeild 30 watts... BUT can also run a pair of EL34's (without rebias) to produce 50 watts.

GREAT AMP! Even with the stock 6V6's you'd swear you hearing EL34's. Massive, tight low end and a great Master Volume.

My favorite "non Marshall - Marshall" I've played. :BEER
 

ROKY

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TopHat Embassy (discontinued..)

2 channels :

Ch.1 - Vol. Tone (brown Fender Deluxe preamp topography)
Ch.2 - Vol Treble Mid Bass Cut (Gibson GA-77/Vox AC30 inspired)

4 6V6s + GZ-34; cathode biased for 35w.
 

digthosetubes

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Several amps I like in that category:

1. Fender Princeton Reverb 1968.
2. Bogner Duende (Most versatile.)
3. Carr Slant 6V
4. Carr Vincent
 
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I love the 1965 Princeton with the Scumback(SA10M)I've been using,along with the 5E3 clone(also with an H75-8HP),my current favorites.4 6V6's?Probably the Major Crunch by Southbay Ampworks.I would settle for a Captain Crunch with 2 6V6's...
 




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