Hey guys I am new here. I have heard nothing but amazing things about Splawn Amplification. I am in the market for a QR. There is a toss up between the 2 that I am interested in and that are available in my price range but I need some help figuring out which would better suite my needs.
Here we go:
1: One is a stock 2007 Splawn QR with EL34's
2: A (Date Unknown) Splawn QR that has been modded by Splawn with the pro mod to accept KT88's
I play everything from blues to heavy metal. I am aiming for that 80's juiced up JCM800 sound. (Hair Metal)
My only question is what is the difference between these two amps tone wise.
Also if a pro mod is done to a QR can it still be biased to use EL34's?
Before commenting I have to first say that I've never played a Pro Mod, or a Quick Rod modded to accept KT88's. That being said, and based on the sound you describe as what you're looking for... I would say the QR with El34's is probably the better option. That's what I have. I was looking for the same sound you describe and I could't be happier. I was in a similar place as you when trying to decide which Splawn amp to go with only I was trying to decide between a QR and a Nitro. I called Scott and told him I was having a tough time deciding having never played either. He took the time to ask me what type of music a mostly played, what type of sound I was looking for, etc. and based on my answers... recommended the QR w/EL34's. He did all this knowing the QR I was considering buying was a used one, albeit only a few months old. In other words... he made the recommendation based on what I was looking for and not whether or not he sold another amp. Tough to beat that! You might consider just cutting to the cause and giving Scott a call.
Post by DonaldDemon on Jul 26, 2014 8:37:51 GMT -5
Not much of a difference between the two other than tubes and a resistor swap. The KT88's will give you more head room, bigger bottom end, and a tad less mid aggressiveness. Otherwise they are the same amp and can be switched to accept both tube types, via the bias resistor.