Last night I did some more experimenting. Since I’ve owned the KT, I’ve really been trying to push the hard rocking sound of this amp, Z-best set horizontally, booster on, humbuckers, etc.
I rolled the treble and bass down to about 10:30-11 o’clock, and took the volume up to about 11:30-noon. Additionally, stood the Z-best up vertically, no effects, with my single coil strat in the 2nd and 4th positions on the pickups. It really transforms the KT into a completely different amp. Absolutely remarkable what a variety of tones can be achieved from a 3 knob set up. Eventually I ran my Maxon AD-9 pro+ delay….I could not stop playing.
Are there are Rt 66 or Z28 owners who find a similar reaction with the tone stack, or is this more unique to the KT?
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Post by troutstrat on Sept 30, 2008 10:21:14 GMT -7
I used to have a RT-66 and now only have a KT-45. I found the same kind of qualities of the tone stack on the RT-66. I once let a friend use it for a gig (He is a Bassman/Super player) and he couldn't believe how by dialing back the bass to ~9:00 how much it could sound like his bassman tones.
On the KT-45 I use a Airbrake (on 2), treble maxed, bass ~2:00, volume ~ 2:00 and get a great crunch. Not a real gainy tone but enough to allow every single note be very distict in chords and phrases.