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Favorite 6V6 amp?

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Strowbri86, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. Jammin'John

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    67 Fender Deluxe Reverb, owned since 82. Played hundreds of gigs with it until I retired it in 2004.
     
  3. old wrench

    old wrench Friend of Leo's

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    A 6V6 amp just seems to have a sweeter sound than an EL84.

    No points for clarity in that statement ;).

    Maybe it's just my American ears that pick this up :).

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    BFDR. Not a reissue. Had 6L6s in it when I got it. Went through a couple of speaker swaps, had to have it overhauled, put 6V6s back in it. It's staying with me. I don't have to explain.
    Excelsior. Good, maybe not great, amp. Best tremolo I have ever heard.
    Super Champ XD
    Super Champ X2. I realize that they depend on digital voicing, but the Fender voicings, at least, seem spot on. Love running the two together with a stereo chorus or a Y box either. Both on channel one for clean or the XD in tweed Bassman mode and the X2 in BFDR mode fer the Blues.
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    5C3...the octal pre's just have a fatter, rounder tone. Not a fan of the later 6V6 Fenders.
     
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    For me, it's the Bell & Howell Filmosound that I rewired as a Fender Harvard circuit:

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    The 1960 DeArmond R15. It is what every 5E3 wishes it were.
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    The 1961 6G3 Deluxe. The circuit that slays every 18 watt Marshall.
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    Swart Atomic Space Tone.
     
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    Princeton Twin Reverb!
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    Some silver face Princetons sound so lively and colorful, you can't beat 'em. Many overtones and ghost notes when turned up a bit. My friend's newish '68 Custom Deluxe Reverb captures a lot of that and can get painfully loud; hard to believe it's only 22 watts. Excellent amps.
     
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    My new Magnatone Twilighter.

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    My new Suhr PT15IR sure sounds glorious on all three channels.
     
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    Hands down my favorite is the Louis Electric Deltone Reverb. Also love my ‘64 Fender Deluxe and Swart STR-Tweed
     
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    Handwired 12" Princeton Reverb with big iron and Stokes mod. When I built this amp, I had no idea how good it would sound.

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    Princeton Reverb. It just does all things well with the right pedals.
     
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