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Rawk777

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It's been a while since I'm thinking about replacing my Traynor YCS100H head for a stereo power amp. I never use the preamp of my traynor, since I don't really like the sound of it. But, I really enjoy my MP2 plugged in the return.

The amp runs on EL34, and is switchable 100w(AB)/30w(A). I love both modes.

I tryed a Peavey 120/120, but didn't really liked it. Ir runs on 8x6L6 and 6 preamps tubes (that's a lot!). But.. it sounded sterile, had horrible scratchy pots (a scratchy pot at 2x120w is not really fun) and the fan was really loud. I also tryed the amp on my bass kit, in bridged 240w mode, and it was more fun than on the guitar, but I was not shopping for a bass amp, so... The seller was kind enough to come to my place to let me test it. After he left, I realized I had my TS808 in front of my MP2 that was active, with the gain and level turned down! It might have been the cause of the sterile sounding impression, hahaha.

The peavey 120/120 amp had a really good price. If the problem was just the TS808, maybe cleaning the pots and changing the fan could fix the problems. Anyone have tryed a peavey 120/120 ?

The other options I have is to pick a Rocktron 150 for the same price (not sure I'll like a SS power), or a Marshall 9200 for 2.5 times the price. I could keep waiting to see If a mesa poweramp will come at a good price, but they are generally more expensive than the marshall's. I don't think I've ever seen a carvin pass by.

What do you guys think?
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I used to have the mono version of that 120/120.   Peavey Classic 120, and boy was it a tank. (I bet it weighed more than Dante's car and his T100s)  ;)  Loved it, though.  I only let it go because at that time I wanted to downsize my whole rig...and that poweramp took up 3 rack spaces and weighed a ton.  120 tube watts was a bit much, but it gave plenty of headroom then.  A downside to the stereo 120/120 is the cost to replace all those tubes.  I got new tubes for my mono 120 right away, and was glad I didn't have to do that again.  lol


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RIG OF FIRE:  ADA MP-2, Rocktron Xpression, Peavey Classic 60/60, Gator GPB-BAK-1 pedalboard, Rolls MidiBuddy, Morley Tremonti wah.
Mellotron/organ section:  EHX Mel9, EHX C9, Saturnworks A/B switch, Vox V860 volume, Crate Powerblock.
Pair of 4x12 cabs:  each custom wired for both 2x12 guitar and 2x12 Mel9. UPDATED DIAGRAMS
HOME/STUDIO/COMBOS/STUFF:  Peavey JSX halfstack, Crate G60XL, Saturnworks Saturn Fuzz,  EHX Soul Food, ProCo Rat, Saturnworks buffered splitter, Peavey PV6, Korg DTR-1000, Pigtronix Quantum Time Modulator.
GUITARS:  Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Silvertone P-bass, '70s Gretsch Dorado acoustic.
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Even if it's not considered that much, I like the classic Marshall Valvestate 8008 power amp.
Is a good stereo amp and it works fine with many different preamps.
Ok, it's SS....but also the ADA B200s is and that's a blast of a power amp!
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Rawk,
I have a Mesa 295 that I haven't seemed to let go of yet but can always move it along if you're interested.
PM me and we can talk price, etc.
I'm in Pennsylvania so shipping wouldn't be that terrible.

- Panda
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Rawk,
I have a Mesa 295 that I haven't seemed to let go of yet but can always move it along if you're interested.
PM me and we can talk price, etc.
I'm in Pennsylvania so shipping wouldn't be that terrible.

I left you a message :).
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I have a Mesa 295 that I haven't seemed to let go of yet but can always move it along if you're interested.

OMG  What a BEAST!  :o  I've been eyeballin' some of those 2:95 amps.....my back hurts to even look at it!
Panda, you'll have to throw in a handcart to sweeten the deal!   :lol:

Rawk, I may be interested in that 120/120 if you have the info.
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RIG OF FIRE:  ADA MP-2, Rocktron Xpression, Peavey Classic 60/60, Gator GPB-BAK-1 pedalboard, Rolls MidiBuddy, Morley Tremonti wah.
Mellotron/organ section:  EHX Mel9, EHX C9, Saturnworks A/B switch, Vox V860 volume, Crate Powerblock.
Pair of 4x12 cabs:  each custom wired for both 2x12 guitar and 2x12 Mel9. UPDATED DIAGRAMS
HOME/STUDIO/COMBOS/STUFF:  Peavey JSX halfstack, Crate G60XL, Saturnworks Saturn Fuzz,  EHX Soul Food, ProCo Rat, Saturnworks buffered splitter, Peavey PV6, Korg DTR-1000, Pigtronix Quantum Time Modulator.
GUITARS:  Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Jackson KE3-DiMarzio Breed/PAF Pro, Silvertone P-bass, '70s Gretsch Dorado acoustic.
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I'm awaiting a Marshall 8004 in the mail.  There's no volume control on the front end, so how do I adjust my master volume?  On the MP1?
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MP1 v1.38/Alesis Midiverb II/Marshall Valvestate 8004

Rack of Back:
MP1 v2.01/Yamaha SPX90II/MosValve 1160

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Boss TU2, Mooer Pitchbox, Boss BF2, Boss CE5, MXR EVH Phase 90, Behringer HB01 Wah/Digitech Control 7/

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Custom 2X12 with WGS Retro 30/HM75

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Gibson Custom Shop Flying V - Dimarzio X2Ns
Gibson Les Paul Standard - Dimarzio Crunch Lab/Tone Zone
Gibson Custom Shop Explorer - Dimarzio MegaDrive/Air Norton
CC Clarke Superstrat - Dimarzio Evolution
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Washburn Lyon LB21

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Peavey TG Raxx
Digitech GSP21 Legend

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Morley Bad Horsie 2
Boss NS2
Digitech Whammy

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Carvin X100B
Laney AOR
Marshall JCM800
Marshall Jubilee
ADA Microtube 100
Roland GP8
Rocktron Intellifex Blackface
Lee Jackson SP1000

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I'm awaiting a Marshall 8004 in the mail.  There's no volume control on the front end, so how do I adjust my master volume?  On the MP1?
Yep  :thumb-up:   IIRC someone else bought one of these recently  :dunno: , there's a few posts about it.
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Live Rig: MP2/MB1 > Alesis Quadverb > Alesis Midiverb 4 > Yamaha AM802 > B200s/Carvin TS100/DCM200L > ADA Split Stacks/Mesa P112s
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