Originally Posted by wkcchampion
I leave this to techies, I think there's some differences in the filtering (caps) values as well.
regardless of gain stages they both (in your clips) sound very different to me...surprisingly different actualy. there was glassyness in the 2203 and the 59 sounded more compressed and actualy gainier to me. it clipped in the upper mids and highes where the 2203 seemed to only clip the lower mids a tad and dig into the upper mids. I may be describing this incorrectly but, the WAY they clipped (aside from voicing which was different too to my ears) was VERY different, and WHERE they clipped as well.NICE tones dialed in by the way. i love that crunch tone on both.