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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by edpal, Mar 31, 2014.
The reliability of this head in various incarnations has been praised and maligned.
Weren't they all made within the last 10 years? They haven't been around all that long yet.
Yes that model hasn't been in production for 10 years yet so that part is very easy
OP where is your "Poll" it seems to be missing?
I believe that for the most part, revisions COO and later are reliable.
At least mine is.
Poll is there NOW - I got called away mid-groove.
Hmm, I guess I kind of goofed on the time period. Ampeg has always made so many heads, guess I assumed it had been around longer than that....I have never researched the product history, I just like mine. I just changed it - we're fairly early on, I hope that was not unacceptable.
I bought one brand new, Rev C00. It failed multiple times on the very first gig. Not a hot bass, master and gain both at or below noon. I returned it. Later I got another C00 used, worked fine but although I liked the sound I didn't love it, and I could never trust it, so I sold it.
I now have a Mesa M9. These also have a reputation for failures, but the sound is incredible, so I'm willing to risk it (with my GB ShuttleMax9.2 as a backup).
I bought a rev C00 thinking the problems were solved, I now understand the importance of a DI before the amp.
DI before the amp is what saved me on that one gig. Nice coincidence, because I always go with the amp DI, this time the sound guy wanted to use his box before the amp, and boy am I glad about that.