Hi everyone, It's been a long time since I last posted on the forum, though I've kept reading. I'm waiting for a second-hand KT 45 to arrive (RED!!!!!!), and I'm really looking forward to it. I haven't played live with an amp in a long time, but my head of choice for the last years has been a Remedy head for rock, with more or less grit. Now I've joined a Sinatra-cover band, and the couple of times we've played live, I was plugged straight into the console (through a Strymon Deco to get a bit of 'color'). We have a gig coming and I'm planning to play the KT (as soon as she arrives, of course) through an open back 2x12" loaded with G12M 65 Creambacks. The overall volume will be very low, so I know I won't get any speaker distortion. Even though, I'm planning to either swap one of the Creambacks for a Gold or get a 1x12" loaded with an Alnico Creamback (no experience so far, but I think it'll be a good match to the KT). Any experience with Alnico Creams anyone? Any further advice on the Katie? I know it's tube rectified, and I'd also like to know if I can just swap the tube with a SS (which one, how can I do it?). Thanks in advance. Tons of tone!!
First impressions on the KT: This thing is LOUD, VERY LOUD!! I started at low volume (below 9 o'clock), and it was even loud. Then I started cranking up and started using an Ultimate attenuator. When cranked up (3 o'clock), the sound is massive, the saturation is thick and creamy, and even then the amp preserves the astonishing definition that it has!!!! It is very percussive indeed, even at low volumes. I started with a 335, and it was awesome. Some tweaking with the knobs and it's very easy to get a great sound. Next, tried a Tele, and man, it sounded HUGE!!!! Then it was time for the Lester and my oh my!!!!!! Got back to the 335 and sounded thin!!!!!! More tweaking and got that huge sound again. This amp is the most definite amp I've ever played, and even at high volumes and levels of saturation it preserves the definition. Didn't try any pedals with it, but I didn't think I needed any, just roll down the volume on the guitar and it cleans beautifully. I'm in love again. Tons of tone!!!!
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Jaguarguy (Mike): Hey Gary - Joe Walsh used a G12 65 in his Galaxie and it sounds great!
Mar 25, 2019 23:05:29 GMT -7
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hayesgary307: hanks alot (Mike) I have been going through a Vintage 30 in a open back pine cabinet and through a Marshall 1936 C/B 2-12 I'll check and see what kind of speakers are in the 1936. I've had for a long time and I have forgot whats in it . Thanks for you help
Mar 27, 2019 12:06:54 GMT -7
Joey Beverages: hayesgary307 try a Z 210 or Z 410 with Galaxie ... also, yes the G1265 is most tasty and excellent
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