I'm a KT88 lover so...

mhenson42

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You KT88 guys need to try KT90s....killer tube with mids like a 34 and the lows of an 88. Tried them in the D60 I had at the time and it was easily an improvement on the stock 88s...and I like 88s in that amp.

I'll need get some of those, sound's right up my ally. I did run some 6550s in this amp for awhile and I think it gave it a little be more of those el34 mids while keeping the lows of the 88s.
 

Bxlxaxkxe

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Fryette/Wizard are among my favorite amps ever. The articulation, speed of the attack, and dynamics are similar I think and the big part of why I'm so into them. The high notes of both are among the most open/uncompressed of any amps I've owned. They're very similar amps in the former respect, but very different in many other ways...can definitely justify owning both even though they cover similar territory.

The Fryette/VHT I've owned have offered a tremendous amount of saturation which contradicts common opinion and the "dry" descriptions most seem to have. There's also this gritty quality to the gain structure and juicy but open feel under the fingers that I love. Juicy and open together don't seem possible when you have an amp with such little compression, but to me they somehow achieve that feel. The exception to all of the former is the Series II D60 and D120 I had. They were very open and not capable of the same saturation as the older models I've owned and came off very "dry" to me. So much that I returned both within a week. Don't know what changed, but didn't like them.

The Wizards have even more articulation, similar or even more immediate attack, but differ in the low end to me. It's more of this drier & harder thud/thwack if you will vs. the slightly more round, gritty, and saturated low end response the VHT/Fryettes seem to have. Hard to describe, but easy to hear/feel in the room. Both very tight, but different in the feel & sound to me.

There's just this rock solid "quality" to the notes/tone of both manufactures that I've not heard in other amps, except maybe some older Mark series amps. Hard to describe and hate to use the "O" word, but the notes and tone just seem very organic or natural and they just breathe and pick up and express all the little nuances of your playing

The old Deliverance compared to the series 2 is very interesting. I have 60 watt models of both right now. The old one is an OG D60 with a choke. I think the serial number is like 5 or something. It feels a little gainier in less mode and therefor comes across easier to play. I suspect the bright cap value is higher on this than the series II - quite thin but not in a bad way necessarily. The mid content of the series II is really nice to my ear. More mode has so much harmonic content - but damn it wants to be loud. I really like both. Brought the D60 II to practice last night and everyone loved it, including me. So damn clear and huge sounding. These amps really are not for the bedroom in any way
 

midnightlaundry

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I have a VHT D120 and a SigX.. They both have the same bones tone wise, but I can confirm that the D want's to be loud.
That volume pot is like a drag car up on the trans brake waiting for you to let off the button!
The SigX volume is much more manageable in the bedroom..
 

Techdeth

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Fryette/Wizard are among my favorite amps ever. The articulation, speed of the attack, and dynamics are similar I think and the big part of why I'm so into them. The high notes of both are among the most open/uncompressed of any amps I've owned. They're very similar amps in the former respect, but very different in many other ways...can definitely justify owning both even though they cover similar territory.

The Fryette/VHT I've owned have offered a tremendous amount of saturation which contradicts common opinion and the "dry" descriptions most seem to have. There's also this gritty quality to the gain structure and juicy but open feel under the fingers that I love. Juicy and open together don't seem possible when you have an amp with such little compression, but to me they somehow achieve that feel. The exception to all of the former is the Series II D60 and D120 I had. They were very open and not capable of the same saturation as the older models I've owned and came off very "dry" to me. So much that I returned both within a week. Don't know what changed, but didn't like them.

The Wizards have even more articulation, similar or even more immediate attack, but differ in the low end to me. It's more of this drier & harder thud/thwack if you will vs. the slightly more round, gritty, and saturated low end response the VHT/Fryettes seem to have. Hard to describe, but easy to hear/feel in the room. Both very tight, but different in the feel & sound to me.

There's just this rock solid "quality" to the notes/tone of both manufactures that I've not heard in other amps, except maybe some older Mark series amps. Hard to describe and hate to use the "O" word, but the notes and tone just seem very organic or natural and they just breathe and pick up and express all the little nuances of your playing
This makes want to add a UL to my collection
 
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