Re: Amp

In a message dated 2/16/04 1:25:17 PM Eastern Standard Time, rok68@xxxxxx 
Dear list,

   I own a beautiful little 1957 Magnatone, model A-646. Sound is interesting 
and tight but distorsion is just too heavy. What can I do to get it to play 
"cleaner"? Tubes are as follows: Sylvania Jan 5Y3W GTA (brown base), Sylvania 
6V6 GT/G (black base) and Tung Sol 6SLG (black base).

Sunny Side, 

What you are looking for is more headroom from the amp. The only thing that 
you can do is turn the amp down. That is the problem with small single-ended 
tube amps:

1. They have almost no power
2. they distort at low volumes
3. Are almost unworkable in a gigging situation

My advice is to either play the amp at low volume at the point it just starts 
breaking up and mic it through the PA, or find another amp. 


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