Post by petegalaxie on Dec 13, 2013 11:44:36 GMT -7
Hey guys! Help me out here...
Have you played/owned any of Z's EL-84 based amps?
If so, can you give me any indication of the similarities/differences between them and the Galaxie?
I'm selling my Galaxie (non-MV, Brake Lite, cover) and was asked this by a potential buyer. I always have trouble describing how an amp "sounds". All I can think of is "Tweed on steroids". Can anyone give me some good words about "similarities/differences"?
Post by wubberdubber on Dec 13, 2013 12:34:00 GMT -7
Welllll....I think the BASIC difference is that EL84 amps are more "British" sounding, and the 6L6 amps are more "American" sounding. BRITISH; think Vox, Marshall, etc. ...more growl and chime, and usually solid-state rectifier. AMERICAN; think Blackface or Tweed Fender..."harder" sounding (blackface), or squishy (tweed), fat/softer low end, usually tube rectifier,etc. This is very much a generalization, and speakers factor in there some too, but I think that's sort of a brief overview.
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Some `other`amps and a few too many guitars (14 at the last count).
Post by wraparound (Steve) on Dec 14, 2013 10:31:06 GMT -7
Milky- I think thou art correctly biased! Pete- There's a bite and sting on a 6L6 when you push it. I feel the 84's and 34's can be more welcoming (in the pocket) to most guitarists. As remarked above it can vary greatly with the circuit, transformers, and speakers. The 6L6 to me has more bite and sass compressing later.
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