mijknahs wrote: strumminsix wrote:
Pete B. wrote:One side of a MC2300 is 300W (the other side was for "backup" in the event one side failed).
That's 100W maximum per JBL, in a 3x12 cab.
Seems reasonable for a theater/stadium rig, no?.
have any of you guys really ever seen just half a side fail?
You've never had one side of a stereo amp go out? Fry a transistor? It happens more easily than you think. Especially if you're only using one channel more than the other. I've also had my Fender Twin go out during a gig once and really wished I had a spare. The next time it happened (a couple years later), I had the SMS as backup and didn't miss a beat (so to speak).
If you're gigging as much as Garcia was in the 70's and 80's, and you're driving your equipment all over the country, your equipment is guaranteed to fail. It's just a matter of "when".
Never experienced that, Jim. I do, however, carry around double or tripple back-ups of most everything including a POD XT and a Crate Powerblock and a tuner and a Sansamp, shit the list goes on but I've never only fried half an amp.
Good to know, though, that it can happen and truly could be a back-up.