Do Cute Amps Matter?

Discussion in 'Amplifiers' started by LSchefman, Aug 29, 2019.

  1. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Thank you sir! There are a dozen profiles of that exact amp I can try tonight!
    Cheers
     
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  2. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    On the other hand, you have an unusual amp made by an excellent builder. And since it’s hand-wired, you don’t have to worry about replacing circuit boards, etc., if something goes wrong.

    That amp will probably outlive all of us!
     
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  3. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    The link’s not working for me to quote the post about tube, hand-wired amps, but here’s a big YES!!!
     
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  4. Tone-y

    Tone-y New Member

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    Yeah, I'm not worried about it lasting. It's built solid!
     
  5. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules New and improved member

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    They made some great amps!
     
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  6. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    When I ordered my first Rivera, I WISHED they came in something other than the hideous black carpet with the metal mesh grille. ANYTHING would have ben nicer, lol. Ugly amp, great sound. Later in the 90's when Rivera switched to tolex, it was STILL ugly. I am guessing they just have a flair for the hideous....

    Now that I am all about the Bad Cat, I keep bouncing the crazy idea of calling john up and ordering a new, fancy looking cab for my Cub IV....do it up Matchless style, turquoise and white. But, it's not that important in the scheme of life, you know?
     
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  7. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I could never figure out what was up with that trend. When my son first started playing bass, I got him an SWR bass amp that was covered in the same stuff, though I have to admit that it was pretty durable. Still, it was an eyesore!
     
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  8. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Oh, durable for sure, but man.....

    I have cats, and before I could have a dedicated studio/music room the amps were out in the main part of the house. Those Riveras attracted cat hair, lint, dust - any possible thing you can imagine - and it was impossible to keep off!!!

    However, I dropped my M100 combo down a flight of stairs once, and not only did the tubes and electronics survive, but so did the cab. Not a single indentation in that beast.
     
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  9. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    ...but those stairs were destroyed!

    Reminds me of my old Bassman 4x12 cab. Vehicles and venues beware.
     
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  10. markd21

    markd21 New Member

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    Yep - backs beware, too!!!! That 1x12 Rivera combo with an EVM12L weighed just over 100lbs. I HATED carrying it - despite Rivera's claim, there was NOTHING portable about that amp, lol!!!
     
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  11. Boogie

    Boogie Zombie Two, DFZ

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    When I carry my MkIII combo by the handle, it burns my hand with the friction and leaves a black char mark. It’s only 64lbs. with the EV12L. :rolleyes: Put a handle on it and it’s instantly labeled “portable”. No wonder I need new knees.
     
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  12. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    “Portable” doesn’t mean YOU should be the one “porting” it! ;)

    On the other hand, they do make wheeled things like casters, handcarts, caster boards, etc. And ramps. I’m big on ramps.
     
  13. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    I like ramps as well... and one day I'll have a "g" in front of it.
     
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  14. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    When you get the “G”, you’ll need the ramp more than you ever thought possible. ;)
     
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  15. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Yup... right now I have a "C" in front, and that's tough enough!
     
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  16. Sekunda

    Sekunda Music is life

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    I would love to post pictures, but FLICKR and Photobucket are both pretty lame now and I'm not paying for their services. If I can find a platform that actually works I will try to post some. (Just spent my whole lunch hour messing with Photobucket and got nowhere with it locking up).
     
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  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Get in, loser, we’re going shopping.

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    Imgur works great for me.
     
  18. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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  20. Sekunda

    Sekunda Music is life

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    Still haven't tried a new photo host yet... been stupid busy at work. I did have time to order a matching Fillmore 1x12 cabinet to match my combo though... Should have it around Christmas.

    @LSchefman how do you like your Fillmore so far?
     
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