Power Amp Alternatives

Re: Power Amp Alternatives

Postby Pfallon » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:36 pm

JonnyBoy wrote:A 2100 is one of the best to get. You will have two 100watt amps in that machine, so you will have a backup amp. I use a mc100 which is a 2100 but mono or one amp. A few guys here use the 2100 and get great tone. The only reason I chose the mc100 is because it is much lighter but they are pretty rare. I have to move and set up my rig about 2x a week so it made sense to me to lighten it up. If i didnt get a chance to get the 100 i would have gone for the 2100.I would jump on it!! That is a fair price....

When not using 1 side of a stereo amp can the unused side be damaged by not having a load when on. I thought that was the case for tube amps/but maybe not for SS amps. Idlike to use the recording/ line out from my fender75 blackface to drive my SMF150 Does anyone know if the recording line out is the same as a pre out? Is there a mod that allows the power amp section to be safely off or in standby while using the recording out to another power amp? Thanks in advance to anyone who takes the time to answer these questions.

I'm just now(after35 years of playing) starting to get a JG type analog rig together. On a budget of course! So far -purple heart core /ash home made neck through w swg buff/blast w/OBEL-MXR EF-Boss HM2-MXR ph 100- EHX memory man- '82 Fender 75 Blackface- ( Dynakit MKIII/Traynor YMP-1/SMF stereo 150)- Kustom turbo 12 (aluminum dust cap)12x2 in custom ply trapezoid cab. I'm currently running the fender Power out to 1x12 in a custom trapezoid cab, which sounds good at practice volume but doesn't stay clean when playing in an ensemble, hence the move to higher powered SS amps and more 12s.
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Re: Power Amp Alternatives

Postby Stella Bloo » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:00 pm

It took me 3 years of listening to the MC converts. I had the Rocktron V300 and was totally happy with it. Finally bid on an MC50 and surprise, surprise, surprise, I won. It had never been serviced but I had to plug it in and try it. Completely a different tone in my opinion. Organic, earthy, soulful....now I get it. My issue is that I don't want to be without it long enough to send it out. It is a completely different tone and everyone that is chasing it needs to have one. I only play in my music studio but it is well worth the money.

Do you think sending it out to get refurbished will make it that much better?
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Re: Power Amp Alternatives

Postby Tbrogit » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:11 pm

I just got my MC50 back and it sounds exactly the same before it went out. I essentially paid 100$ for peace of mind which I feel was worth it. Buying it off ebay and having no idea about condition it was nice to get confirmation. Simple circuit with not much that can go wrong was the tech's response!
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