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Old Trace Elliot Amp

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by badboy1984, Mar 14, 2014.


  1. badboy1984

    badboy1984

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    Took this amp home with me last night for well under £100.

    Is a old Trace Elliot i believe with XLR input as well. The amp works which is a good thing and sound decent so far, haven't really try it out properly yet so can't say is flawless yet. Consider the amp's age i expect some service in the future as well. First the amp have 2 power switches, one at the back and one at the front, I take it it have seperate power switches for the power amp and pre amp section. The back panel is simple and i take it the 2 jack output is to connect 2x 8ohm cabs. The amp is not uber quiet like modern amps but in band/gig situation it doesn't matter too much. The amp is heavy but i guess all the weight is from the power amp inside the case but it feel very sturdy overall.

    I'm start thinking shall I ditch the TC cab and grab a trace cab instead. Everytime i play a trace elliot combo (not the new one) it sounded bloody loud. I play the 150watt 15" Trace combo in church and it is very loud when the gain and output is set halfway. If this amp pumps out more power then that, i can't imagine how loud it can get. I only play small/medium size venue and PA support sometimes. I guess this amp will be loud enough for small gig without using PA.

    Given the age of the amp i guess mid 1980's. I take it the amp was design and build in UK?

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  2. Downunderwonder

    Downunderwonder

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    That is unlike any of the models I have seen in pics. Maybe a prototype?
     
  3. Downunderwonder

    Downunderwonder

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    Mid 80's would be a good guess.
     
  4. badboy1984

    badboy1984

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    For £60 I can't go wrong. I bought it to use in venues when my LB30 is not enough without PA support.

    Haven't try the amp properly yet but i got a feeling it is very loud.
     
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  6. Downunderwonder

    Downunderwonder

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    You should join us on the Team Trace Elliot thread. Some gutshots would be fun. Maybe we can tell you what you got there.
     
  7. badboy1984

    badboy1984

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    I have just posted the photo on the Team Trace Elliot thread pt 4. That amp head is my first Trace Elliot i own but have play many different Trace amps before. I kinda like Trace stuff now.
     
  8. Downunderwonder

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    I'll get you a Team number.
     

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