6g3 build with 5e3 OT? opinions?

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  1. jsnwhite619

    jsnwhite619 Friend of Leo's

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    I'm finally getting back to a 6g3 I started last year and never made much progress. Finally got it back out this weekend and knocked a lot of it out. I originally bought a Hammond 1750H Deluxe Reverb 6.6k OT for it, but I ended up putting that on a different amp since then. That was on a Harvard, and it sounds great, but it's a lot cleaner and louder than I was expecting. I've used the 8k Hammond 1750E 5e3 OT on a Harvard before, and for easier overdrive I prefer it.

    All that being said, since I have to buy a new OT for the Brown Deluxe, I'm thinking about using the 8k OT for it. Any thoughts or anyone here with experience doing that?
     
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    Has it ever actually been documented if they used the 6K6 or 8K in the 6G3? I've seen arguments for either. I would have instinctive gone with a Tweed Deluxe OT anyway. We can compare the 5E3 and 6G3 schematics and see the later was really just a major revision of the former. It wasn't a huge change from Tweed to Brown like the bigger amps were.
     
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    That's kinda where I am on it. See both ways online but I don't know. Increased headroom & output isn't high on my list, so I'm leaning toward the 5e3 version.

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