Originally Posted by kamilwysocki
Is the difference in volume between the two really noticeable? And would modding it be a difficult task?
You aren't going to notice as much difference in overall volume unless you do something to affect the clean
volume of the amp. I.E. - switching preamp tube V2 with a quality 12AT7 and replacing your set with some high-quality, late distortion power tubes (I use Tung-Sol 6550's and they are AMAZING) with a good cabinet will get you pretty far. I have the regular 200 version, but I bought a good set of tubes from dougstubes.com (the tung-sols). If you want gritty bass tone that breaks up pretty early on, get some medium distortion tubes....big, thumpy, and loud with a lot of volume before they break up then get you some late distortion tubes. I couldn't find any quality late distortion KT-88's at the time I was looking, but the 6550's do just fine for me.