6100 vs sv20

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Hi all , I have a blue el34 6100 head and am considering selling and getting an sv20. I have other amps ( 2203 / shiva / mesa royal) for the higher gain sounds and the 6100 lead channel just isn't as great as those amps. So what Im after is an amp that can do the classic hendrix / ac/dc sounds and sv20 seems to be the one. possible cons - it has no master volume , is single channel ( maybe not an issue) , no fx loop-reverb. any thoughts? I do love the clean on the 6100 and channel 2 is ver good , but maybe none of these can quite get what an sv20 can? or is there another amp to be recommended?
 

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sv 20 is similar to the 1974 X with some modern features like loop/ emulated out, it´s damn loud, so you need an attanuator. DSL Classic channel is not bad for those Hendrixm sounds, too. Even Origin can deliver great vintage sounds. You have to try different amps. It´s always a matter of personal taste.
 

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I have a blue el34 6100 head and am considering selling
Don't do that.
So what Im after is an amp that can do the classic hendrix / ac/dc sounds and sv20 seems to be the one
Try one for yourself and see if you like it.

Lots of good classic plexi tone pedals that you could juice the 6100 channel 1 with to cop some hendrix - ac/dc tones with.
I'd also try channel 2A with the gain up and channel volume low.
There's some classic tones in the 6100 if you work it a bit.
 

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Don't do that.

Try one for yourself and see if you like it.

Lots of good classic plexi tone pedals that you could juice the 6100 channel 1 with to cop some hendrix - ac/dc tones with.
I'd also try channel 2A with the gain up and channel volume low.
There's some classic tones in the 6100 if you work it a bit.
I once had a 6101 and the second channel was a really great one with the three switches. Sold it because it weights over 40 kg with case.
 

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sv 20 is similar to the 1974 X with some modern features like loop/ emulated out,…………
Is this true? The reason I ask is I seem to recall someone posting that these two amps are very different sounding.
 

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Is this true? The reason I ask is I seem to recall someone posting that these two amps are very different sounding.
In common you can jumpering the channels, difference: 1974 x got a 12" Greenback, SV a 10" V- Type, EL 84 tubes 1974 x and EL 34 SV 20
 

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Hi all , I have a blue el34 6100 head and am considering selling and getting an sv20. I have other amps ( 2203 / shiva / mesa royal) for the higher gain sounds and the 6100 lead channel just isn't as great as those amps. So what Im after is an amp that can do the classic hendrix / ac/dc sounds and sv20 seems to be the one. possible cons - it has no master volume , is single channel ( maybe not an issue) , no fx loop-reverb. any thoughts? I do love the clean on the 6100 and channel 2 is ver good , but maybe none of these can quite get what an sv20 can? or is there another amp to be recommended?
Look at the SC20
 

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6100 is a much cooler amp, but a ticking time bomb for service. Not as complex as ribbon cable Marshalls of the 2000s but not a JCM 800 either in terms of simplicity. From a practical standpoint (starting new) I’d go with the SV if I was squeamish about getting a real Plexi. Let the collector appreciate the 6100.
 

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6100 is a much cooler amp, but a ticking time bomb for service.

 

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Very cool thread, but you’re going to hell for putting the 6100 chassis into a red tolex head cab.
 

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6100 is a much cooler amp, but a ticking time bomb for service.

Absolutely.
They are dirt cheap here in Germany therefore and not many people want to buy them since they can also get a JVM for not much more money.
 

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6100 is a much cooler amp, but a ticking time bomb for service. Not as complex as ribbon cable Marshalls of the 2000s but not a JCM 800 either in terms of simplicity. From a practical standpoint (starting new) I’d go with the SV if I was squeamish about getting a real Plexi. Let the collector appreciate the 6100.
Never had one of these amps and having read so many glowing reviews here I've kept my eye out. Unfortunately prices have been crazy high for what they are IMO. Guy has a 'pristine' one locally for $1800. Nah.
 

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Youre halfway there.

Selling 6100. Yes. Good riddance.

Buying SV20. No.

So, you want to play Hendrix and AC/DC.

Either use the 2203, which is perfect for this or...
wait for it...







JTM45.


This is youre final decision.
 


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