I just spent about 4 hours playing thru my Ray and Twin Reverb. Every guitar I throw at the Ray it eats them alive, Clean mean playing machine. I love me some Twin's and have several but since getting my Ray back earlier in 2013 I have come to love the Ray. I am using a 2x12 with gold's. With a Wampler pedal setup ( Black 65 OD, Paisley OD, Spring Reverb,) the Ray will nail any old, new and in between song I need for my country band. It will punch your lights out. I hope if anyone is ever on the fence about buying a Ray, DO IT... I was for a long time, bought it and have never looked back. Now the Twin's aren't going anywhere, because every once in awhile I need some 6L6 sag but the Ray is special.
Are you running the twin through the same cab? Make it a fair comparison at least. The ray is nice and ac30 like but the twin is a different amp all together. I assume the twin through the golds will sound great as well.
I did run the Twin thru the same cab but not very long as I didn't want to blow up 2 golds. I realize they are 2 very different amps and after playing Twin Reverbs for most of my guitar playing life it was hard to go in another direction. I have an 66 Twin BF, 71 SF non-master and a Vintage Sound VS212 (Twin Clone) and they aren't going anywhere but the Ray stays so clean, punchy the higher on the volume dial and the Twin gets paint peeling loud if needed. Love em both.
A vintage BF Twin will NOT blow 2 Golds. But it will sound crazy good in a BF kinda way. A Stangray thru two golds will sound awesome, but completely different than an old twin reverb....Apples and Oranges.....
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