Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Toledo, Ohio, USA
I need a Power Amp
gkelm, thanks for the info! I'm interested in maybe getting a tube power amp myself, run into a Behringer 4x12 stereo cab. I will either go with a small Carvin amp (DCM 150. 75W per side) or now that I know about the Peavey, maybe the Classic 50/50! I would agree with the rest, Sevenstringer. A Carvin, like the DCM, is a great deal. $229, and lots of clean power. For a guitar rig, however, a tube power amp most likely would sound really good. I would also suggest, if money is no object, either one of the Mesa/Boogie amps, like the SimulClass 2:90 (or 20, or 20, or 50. Depends how much power you want. Just remember double the wattage rating does NOT mean double the volume. 20 watts stereo would probably be loud enough for almost any small to medium gig, esp. considering if you're mic'd into a PA.) VHT makes a nice stereo tube power amp, too. MArshall makes two of note- 1 solid state and 1 tube. The solidstate is the 8008 Valvestate power amp, 80W per channel, babycakes! (Anyone remeber that old commercial? Lol) and the tube amp is the EL34100/100 Dula Monobloc amp, 100 watts per side. Hope this helps. Carvin makes, alas, no tube power amps at this time.
(Edited by Wordwolf at 8:13 am on Jan. 28, 2002)