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    I just played a tube amp for the first time! ( newbie)

    One thing to consider. Replacing tubes in a combo can be difficult due to limited room, versus replacing them in a head where thereís more room. The Bugera V22 looks like a nice amp - maybe check the back where the tubes are located to see how much room there is.

    On one of my combos, I can easily swap out the tubes by turning the amp upside down. You might need to do this with the V22?

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    • #32
      Re: I just played a tube amp for the first time! ( newbie)

      Originally posted by BenPerkins View Post
      One thing to consider. Replacing tubes in a combo can be difficult due to limited room, versus replacing them in a head where there’s more room. The Bugera V22 looks like a nice amp - maybe check the back where the tubes are located to see how much room there is.

      On one of my combos, I can easily swap out the tubes by turning the amp upside down. You might need to do this with the V22?

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      Thanks I’ll take a look at that when I purchase the amp that I will want. ( don’t know yet)

      Hey that Egnater amp can give vintage tones to modern ones. I didn’t know a tube amp had those features. I was already thinking of getting two amps. One now and another one on Christmas. it seems like this might be it but will keep looking.
      You said you play carcass on it how do you find the low end?
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      Last edited by Willy25; 07-06-2019, 06:57 PM.

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      • #33
        Re: I just played a tube amp for the first time! ( newbie)

        I play some metal with my Tweaker 15. I've got the head version with a closed back 2x12 with great speakers (a Vintage 30 and a K100) and it sounds good for heavier styles, but I don't think it's truly meant for those tones specifically.
        It's a bit more Marshall-esque than Carcass, but it can be worked out. It doesn't have huge booming low-end.

        You also have the benefit that, if your tonal preferences do change in the future, it's an excellent clean-ish sounding amp that excels at what you'd call "70s" overdriven tones.
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        • #34
          Re: I just played a tube amp for the first time! ( newbie)

          Originally posted by Willy25 View Post
          Thanks Iíll take a look at that when I purchase the amp that I will want. ( donít know yet)

          Hey that Egnater amp can give vintage tones to modern ones. I didnít know a tube amp had those features. I was already thinking of getting two amps. One now and another one on Christmas. it seems like this might be it but will keep looking.
          You said you play carcass on it how do you find the low end?
          If you donít care for the British (Marshall) mode in Hot mode with full Gain, you can also use a boost (EP, Tumnus, etc) or back off the gain and use a Distortion pedal to tighten it up. The stock tubes are fine, being 6V6ís. I put KT66ís in mine and it sounds bad ass.

          The American (Fender) mode is great. Also a good platform to use pedals. The effects loop is great with modulation pedals. As far as the low end - ultimately itís all about the cabinet and speakers in them. I have an Orange PPC112 and Laney IRT112 that I run the amp through. The Laney honestly has better bass response, is built more rugged, and cost like $75 less than the Orange cabinet.

          Overall, the Tweaker 15 is a great amp capable of a bunch of different sounds. I love my other amps, but if I could only keep one Iíd probably keep my Tweaker 15 due to its versatility and being easy to maintain.


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          • #35
            Re: I just played a tube amp for the first time! ( newbie)

            Originally posted by BenPerkins View Post
            If you donít care for the British (Marshall) mode in Hot mode with full Gain, you can also use a boost (EP, Tumnus, etc) or back off the gain and use a Distortion pedal to tighten it up. The stock tubes are fine, being 6V6ís. I put KT66ís in mine and it sounds bad ass.

            The American (Fender) mode is great. Also a good platform to use pedals. The effects loop is great with modulation pedals. As far as the low end - ultimately itís all about the cabinet and speakers in them. I have an Orange PPC112 and Laney IRT112 that I run the amp through. The Laney honestly has better bass response, is built more rugged, and cost like $75 less than the Orange cabinet.

            Overall, the Tweaker 15 is a great amp capable of a bunch of different sounds. I love my other amps, but if I could only keep one Iíd probably keep my Tweaker 15 due to its versatility and being easy to maintain.


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            Yes thatís what Iím looking for, boost to tighten it up and have low end.
            Looking at videos the tweaker is not convincing for modern metal tones.
            Just learned that every amp has its own specific sound/tone and thatís why
            Some people own different amps. And also why people chose a modelers to play
            Live. To have all the tones known to man kind lol.

            Iíll get two amps instead Iíll go with the Bugera V22 or the tweaker for the cleans,
            Bluesy stuff and hard rock and for the high gain brutal I will keep looking maybe the g20 will see.
            But till Christmas. Iíll be using my modeler for that stuff.
            The reason Iím going for one of those amps first instead of a high gain amp ( metal head myself lol)
            Is because I have never heard the most beautiful clean sound and that crunch is perfect.

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            • #36
              Re: I just played a tube amp for the first time! ( newbie)

              https://www.musiciansfriend.com//stu...=2144660_68310

              Tweaker 15 combo is on sale today. Just FYI


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