Searing75 wrote:I can't speak for the Quilter, but the Carvin is incredible! I am extremely OCD when it comes to my tone, and I love my McIntosh MC50, but the Carvin weighs 4 pounds, and I really can't tell much of a difference between the two tone wise. In fact, I have found my playing more inspired as of late after switching back to my Carvin. SMS-Carvin DCM200L-JBL K120= great tone, and no back pain! I had back surgery back in 2011.
I, too, have two (soon to be three, but that's for another thread) Dead rigs:
1. SMS - DCM200L - SSP 1X12 w/K120.
2. FYD - MC50 - SSP 1X12 w/E120.
The large majority of the time, I prefer the first because it's so lightweight when transporting my gear. 4.5 lb. SMS + 4 lb. DCM200L + 2U Gator short rack = about 16 and half pounds. What a pleasure. I may sell the second rig.
I ordered, test-drove, and returned 2 different Quilter Mach 2 combos. I tried to dig them. They're just not for me, for Dead (but as always, YMMV - no harm in ordering one to test drive from a place that accepts returns).