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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-03-2003, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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New From Line6...

...hey, who'd you expect to mention it first?

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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-03-2003, 04:42 PM
 
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I saw that head in the store yesterday. Didn't get to mess with it but looks awesome and the dude there told me it was amazing!
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post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-03-2003, 04:47 PM
 
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Isn't 300W of power a little bit off the scale? I mean, who the heck needs that much power?
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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-03-2003, 05:09 PM
 
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Whenever I gig within 5 miles of my house I don't even have to show up. I just turn up my amp and play comfortably from the confines and privacy of my own bedroom. I'm still louder than the drummer!

- Line 6 sales speech.
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post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-03-2003, 07:01 PM
 
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Tech21 also just released a 300-watt Trademark head. Overkill? Yeah.

Even at 100 watts, i've got headroom galore. Running my Peavey Classic 50/50 in bridged mode into my Genz Benz, i only had to turn up to 5 or 6 to completely drown out the rest of the band.
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post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-03-2003, 08:18 PM
 
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Your peavey power amp is tube right?

With a solid state power amp, such as the line 6 stuff, they always go overboard on the headroom, because it sounds like ass if a solid state power amp starts to break up.

With the peavey, you probably want it to break up a little.
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post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-03-2003, 10:38 PM
 
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Yawn.
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post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-04-2003, 01:01 AM
 
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I was wondering who'd start a thread about that one . I think it sounds pretty promising, but have to check for myself. I think it's cool they're modeling newer amps now, like the 5150, Diezel, etc.
And what's up with the "we need more or at least 300 Watts"-attitude right now?? Marshall released their MF and it has 350 Watts . I mean, come on... You never get to use that much power unless you really have to play in a stadium without a PA...
This is too much, really.

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post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-04-2003, 01:36 AM
 
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the flextone heads had 300 watts. it's for headroom, otherwise at higher volumes, the sound would suffer..............
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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-04-2003, 08:30 AM
 
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the flextone heads had 300 watts. it's for headroom, otherwise at higher volumes, the sound would suffer..............
Yes, especially with an ss amp...tubes are another story.
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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-04-2003, 10:19 AM
 
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Yeah, I thgink Marshall was the one who really started the "and now, with more wattage than all of New York City, our newest head!" trend, when they started pushing the 350-watt Mode-4. It''s solid state, so it's only giving you the same kind of output as a good 100-watt head, but odds are it won't be long before a tube amp comes out with 200-plus watts, from marketing pressure to compete with the all-important "kids with their parents credit card who don't know better" demographic.

Now, can you imagine THAT retubing bill?

Twohands, i saw that in a Guitar Player mag a while back, but I didn't think it was interesting enough to warrant posting here.

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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-04-2003, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
 
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Twohands, i saw that in a Guitar Player mag a while back, but I didn't think it was interesting enough to warrant posting here.

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Yea, but if I passed it up, you'd all think there was something wrong with me And it looks great to me Still think I'll get a Vetta someday, cuz I'm a tweak-junky
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post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-04-2003, 02:25 PM
 
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Now, can you imagine THAT retubing bill?
For a EL34 amp it would be $90 every two to three years. I spend much more than this eating junk food every month.
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post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-04-2003, 06:21 PM
 
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pressure to compete with the all-important "kids with their parents credit card who don't know better" demographic.


Isnt that what most amps (and most things in the guitar department) at music chains are for?
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post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-04-2003, 06:42 PM
 
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like the 300 watt crate blue voodoo 300H?

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but odds are it won't be long before a tube amp comes out with 200-plus watts.....
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