- Jun 26, 2009
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Hmm, hard to describe, but I'd say the 1987x has less low end thump, and seems to be slightly more compressed when the power amp is overdriven. It's like I always say, like a broken record, the bigger amps always seem to have more thump, unless you heavily attenuate them. The JTM 45 has more low end than the 1987x, which is why I say it seems closer to the 1959. The tube rectifier does add a bit of sag, but it seems to be offset by the KT66's, which are a bit harder sounding than EL34's. Out of curiosity, what are you wanting from a 1959, that the SV20 is not giving you, assuming you're playing at lower volume?How would you describe the tonal difference between the 1959 and 1987x?
Originally I was thinking I wanted a 1987x but now I'm thinking a 1959. I wanted EL34, an effects loop, a JTM45 has KT66 and a rectifier so I'm thinking it wouldnt be as tight, is that a correct assumption?