Tone King Gremlin q’s

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  1. dankilling

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    Looking at the literature, it says it has a ‘tweed’ and a ‘blackface’ style input. How can this have blackface tones with only a single tone control like a tweed Princeton? Does anyone have any experience with this amp, and maybe some gut shots? I’m really curious to see what’s going on in there beyond marketing speak. Thanks!
     
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    It has two inputs, one for rhythm and one for lead. Those relate to BF and tweed channels.
     
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    right, but how does it become BF without the BF tone stack? Tweed Princeton’s have 2 inputs too……
     
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    There is probably a dash of marketing involved with these labels.

    One channel is cleaner than the other. I don't spend much time on the dirty 'tweed' channel but the clean channel does sound fender-ish.

    Its a low wattage amp so once you push it hard both channels will dirty up.

    Cheers
     
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    IDK but I speculate it has something to do with the KT66 power tube. I did not find a schematic but perhaps the plate resistors are different for each signal path. The voltages on the preamp tube may be different as well.

    Of course a little puffing can lead to these claims, even if the amp can't exhibit the qualities.
     
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