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previous: Ian Anderson I modded my AC30 to have the EF86 f... -- 9/25/2003 8:21 PM View Thread

Re: EF86 Vox AC-30 Mod

9/26/2003 5:37 PM
Re: EF86 Vox AC-30 Mod
Hey Ian--  
Howzitgoin? How's that 6V6 amp with the EF86 working out? :)  
I finally broke down and got an EF86 from Lord Valve to pay with, but have been busier than a one-armed paper hanger since it arrived, and so it sits.... I've been using my little Marshall 18 clone in the meantime, slaved with a dummy load in the FX loop of my Hafler HellRazor preamp, and have been having a blast with it. It sounds really good through my stereo power amp and pair of AlNiCo Blue Dogs--I finally got a second Blue Dog so I could use 'em with my stereo rig and retire the **heavy** 150W Mesa Black Shadows I'd been using. Hopefully soon I'll get some time to build that EF86/6V6 thingie that you so heartily recommended in the Knight KM15 chassis I have hanging around....  
If it works out as good as your glowing reports suggest it should, I'm going to do a ground-up build in a 2U rack-mount chassis with two switchable channels: an AC15 channel and a Dumble ODS channel, feeding opposite sides of an AC15 style PI and running into a pair of cathode-biased 7591As in UL through a Heyboer 18W Hygrade clone OT I picked up in January or thereabouts (for a ground-up Marshall 18 build I was contemplating at the time), to replace the HellRazor and Marshall 18 clone. If I end up not liking the EF86 AC15 pre, I'll use the Marshall 18 pre instead, since I already know what it sounds like and that I like it.  
C ya,  

Ian Anderson Dutch,Yeah, that amp was wo... -- 10/19/2003 12:20 AM