Do i need an MT15 if i have 2 Archons

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  1. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    I have an Archon 100 and a 25. Is there any value to getting an MT 15?
     
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  2. DreamTheaterRules

    DreamTheaterRules Former Lyricist for Calhoun Tubbs

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    Yes, because soon you'll realize you don't need all three, and since you prefer heads, you'll sell me the 25 combo. :) (So the serious answer is buried in the self serving, mildly humorous post... That's, "if you'd rather have a head than a combo. Or, if you need a smaller lighter head than the 100).
     
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  3. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Yes, cuz then you could loan it to me so I can profile it on my 2x12 with the Kemper. Then I could offer up the profiles for free to everyone. So you'd be doing a favour to thousands, cuz you're a great guy! Right?
    Am I right?:rolleyes:
     
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  4. Ovibos

    Ovibos NOW with 100% MORE baby tigers!

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    You don't need an MT15, you need 2. For stereo or wet/dry.
     
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  5. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It would be kind of a hot girlfriend, plus girlfriend’s hot sister, plus their cute cousin situation, wouldn’t it?

    I mean, who needs that?
     
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  6. BWV548

    BWV548 New Member

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    I’ve observed that the concept of “need”, on this forum, is moribund and irrelevant
    Purchase rationalization will have to take a different route. Or just avoid, accept, and give in.
    But that’s just my observation. I’m frequently wrong and not terribly bright
     
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  7. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    What does “need” have to do with it?
     
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  8. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    Need is some basic sh!t, want is totally next level. Live your best life and aspire to achieve the want.

    (Cough) Sorry... I just came from the weed thread.
     
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  9. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    why are the chicks all related???
     
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  10. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    And then total consciousness kicks in?

    [​IMG]
     
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  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    I'll be the voice of reason here; no, you don't need one. Having said that, you should go buy one now!
     
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  12. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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    Damn - mods, it looks like Bodia's account got hacked!!!!
     
  13. BrianC

    BrianC Custom 24 King

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    One really good reason is how light and portable it is. It is a great amp if you are in a band for taking back and forth to places. Super small and light yet can knock a house down.
     
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  14. ScottR

    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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    And once again....Les...you complete me...:D
     
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  15. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    All the amps talked about in the post are PRSes.
     
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    ScottR If nobody saw it, it didn't happen.

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  17. X-Mann

    X-Mann New Member

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    ^^^^^^^THiS^^^^^^^^

    It’s truky amazing how good the MT15 is on both channels.....& that it can actually be this LOUD!

    This is one small black box of awesomeness!!!!

    X
     
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  18. brokenromeo

    brokenromeo New Member

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    I've never played an Archon, but I gigged my MT15 and matching cab for the first time this Saturday (loud alt rock band), and it sounded great and more than loud enough...I could have easily played the gig in the half power mode. Great, portable amp...
     
  19. watelessness

    watelessness New Member

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    No. Just flat-out "no". the 100 is for bigger shows, outdoors gigs, etc. The 25 is for smaller clubs and rehearsals at half power. so no. :p

    Again, No. Flat-out "no". We are not going to have the modeler versus tube discussion. Just no. :D

    seriously? who uses words like "moribund" in a guitar forum? I mean, i can see Les using it because his vocation makes him vociferous (or vice versa?) :p

    So, yes, i acquired one because no one came up with a good reason not to do so, and, because, you know, the best way to try something is to play it with your own gear.

    It is not what i was expecting.

    First of all, it is loud. Like seriously loud. Like wow. I was thinking it would be a polite amp that had great 6L6 balls wrapped in a small package - you know, a handy little amp you could carry to your friend's house and jam with but not use for anything else except perhaps a really small club. I was completely wrong. holy crap! Even on half power this thing is really super loud.

    Secondly, it is very articulate, as advertised, with ridiculous clarity.

    I have not found the clean channel to be pleasing at all. Still trying it through different cabinets but it is not moving me. There is no "warm clean amp" to it, just a lack of gain.

    On the other hand, the lead channel is somewhat mind-blowing. It is very tight and modern from the get-go, a really controlled-anger meanness, while being noiseless. The downside to the lead channel is that i find no crunch, which is where i typically play.

    Do i "need" it? So, still on the fence with this one.
     
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  20. brokenromeo

    brokenromeo New Member

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    I like the clean channel, but I use it with the boost engaged to give it more hair and headroom. For crunch, or more classic rock tones, I roll down my guitars volume...works for me.
     
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