AI Contra

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by JAS, Dec 6, 2003.

  1. JAS


    Jul 3, 2001
    What are the differences between the old and the new AI contra amp? Is the old one not as good? Is one louder, lighter, better sounding?
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    I owned an original and now gig a Series II. I also sell them.

    The Series II has a few improvements; IMHO the new one is tighter-sounding, the original had a tendency to "break away" on the bottom-most notes, where the current model seems to be tighter down there as well as the midrange.

    The head adds a switchable filter that can act as a high pass filter, to cut frequencies below a selectable point if you need to rid yourself of useless mud, or as a variable notch filter. They added an effects return control as well.

    The whole thing is more robust, the original had a lot of plastic, the new one is carpet-covered and metal. And it's smaller, too.