Amp types or characteristics of the ID amp TVP valve options

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whiskybreath
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Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:22 pm

I'm familiar with some of the TVP valve types available on the ID series amps, but wonder about the rest. Does anyone know what the general characteristics, and/or amplifier models the valve types refer to?
Just to remind you, they are; EL84 (like a Fender Blues Junior I think), 6V6, EL34, KT66, 6L6, and KT88.

PTF
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Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:46 am

They don't model specific amps - that's pretty much the point of TVP I think. Sure, a Blues Junior might use those valves, but so will lots of other amps. In terms of characteristics of the valves - the website has that:

◾EL84 - 'Bell like full bodied Class A with lots of compression'
◾6V6 - 'Crisp Class A with high compression and tight mids'
◾EL34 - 'Classic British Class A/B crunch with full bodied soft break up'
◾KT66 - 'Rich and warm vintage British hot biased Class A/B'
◾6L6 - 'Tight dynamic Class A/B with extended highs and lows'
◾KT88 - 'Tight, bold and dynamic Class A/B with strong low end'

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troutmask
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Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:56 pm

Here's a list of some of the amps that use the modelled tubes in the ID series. I've shown the obvious generic ones here, but I'm not well versed in the KT66 & 88 so may need some correcting. There are tons of boutique amp manufacturers that use all of these tubes in different designs as well.....

EL84 - Vox AC-30, Fender Blues Junior
6V6 - Fender Deluxe, Champ
EL34 - Marshall, Hi-Watt
KT66 - Dr Z, Budda, ....??
6L6 - Fender Twin, Fender Supersonic, many others
KT88 - Bogner, THD, Fryette....??

whiskybreath
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Mon Aug 26, 2013 8:13 am

Thanks both, just what I was looking for.

Mooncat69
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Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:23 pm

I've noticed the combination of EL34 and Crunch voicing creates a very convincing plexi Marshall sound. Is that deliberate, or coincidence?

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Tue Aug 27, 2013 12:35 am

Mooncat69 wrote:I've noticed the combination of EL34 and Crunch voicing creates a very convincing plexi Marshall sound. Is that deliberate, or coincidence?
El34 with cranked Midrange is gonna get you most marshall tones.
KT88's are in the Marshall Vintage Modern, and will get you closer to the earlier marshall tones.
EL84's will get you the Bluesbreaker tones, Marshall 1974...

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