KT45 arrived today....have not had a chance to play it yet but can;t wait to try it out. has a SS rect. even though the chart says 5AR4...will leave it in for now being a tube sorta guy I want to drop a NOS phillips GZ34 in there and no doubt will... lets see if the cleans are as good as they say as thats what I got if for..... and the show goes on.
well after some changes we are off. first got rid of SS rect and dropped in Mullard GZ, got rid of dario EF and put in Amperex BugleBoy, got rid of CV4004 tube and put in NOS JAN 12AX7, using a 2-12 Avatar Vintage Cab with Emi RedFangs w/ beam blockers.... It sounded harsh and "hard" to me before, now sweet and smooth, and I can;t explain it but its louder now than it was with the SS rect....don;t know why, don;t care.... it sounds good. taking it out on its maiden voyage today, 90 degrees, pig roast gig. lets see what this amp is all about... report to follow...
Got the KT dialed into what I wanted and wouldn't you know, a offer comes by that I can't refuse. So, I can;t really speak on the amp as I did not have it long enough. That said with a little tweaking there are some good tones in there....
Post by ecsong187 (Edwin) on Jun 24, 2010 11:33:39 GMT -7
Fishman I am in the same boat. It seems I get a diff. amp every few months. I don't want to settle down because I don't feel I have found the dream amp for me yet. And I'm having such a blast trying out so many diff. amps. I've definitely come to the conclusion that BF vintage amps are great, but I hate dealing with the upkeep on them, and getting them repaired is pricey. But I love the BF tones so the EZG is sounding like what I've been hunting for. -edwin
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Yeah, putting in a tube rec drops the volume down (slightly ) but the most noticable difference would be the "feel" of the amp. It's softer and has a little more bloom to the notes. It's not a huge huge difference, but there's enough there to warrant having both a ss rec and tube rec around to experiment. IMO
Post by aarondavis on Mar 23, 2011 13:54:16 GMT -7
Yeah... I like the idea of having the possibility. One of my few quibbles with my TopHat Ambassador 50 is that it might be a little too stiff. Still a killer amp, but I kinda would like a mix in fill between it and my Club Royale; stiffer than the Club/softer than the Ambassador. So I began to get concerned the KT45 might have that stiffness too... so the Tube Rec is a nice option. Seems that when you get into the higher wattage amps, the stiffness factor really comes in and a tube rectifier can "rectify" that...
Man, I wish the Z team would hurry up and get this amp to my dealer...! I'm getting impatient to try it out.
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