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Power Amp for Rusty Box

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by pulse, Oct 26, 2013.


  1. pulse

    pulse

    Apr 10, 2007
    Berlin, Germany
    Hey Guys
    I am looking for a solid sounding poweramp to go with my Rusty box pre amp.

    It should not break the bank nor the back....

    It will run either a Mesa 2x15 Diesel (which as much weight as I can deal with) or 2 x trace Elliott 1153 15" cabs

    Should deff be under 20 kilos and rather half of that if possible :)

    Above all it should sound solid

    Thanks! if anyone can help
    J
     
  2. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    There are many good and great options out there, but my choice is the GK MB500 or MB800. Yes those are heads! But when you plug your pedal into the effects loop return jack, it bypasses the preamp section of the head, and voila you have a 1RU super lightweight power amp. It sounds great, and the input sensitivity of that loop return is ideal for being driven by most external preamps.
     
  3. pulse

    pulse

    Apr 10, 2007
    Berlin, Germany
    thanks thats an interesting suggestion... deff. very practical....
    still I wouldnt mind something lightweight in the same scale as my big cabs, just would be a bit weird lookin on top of a big 2x15 , although I guess I could put it somewhere out of sight....

    I am looking for something in the sub 250 euro range... new or second hand

    thanks
    J
     
  4. Grissle

    Grissle

    May 17, 2009
    My first choice - Crest Prolite 2.0, great amp and correct input sensitivity
    #2 - Carvin HD1500
    #3 - Peavey IPR2 2000
     
  5. pulse

    pulse

    Apr 10, 2007
    Berlin, Germany
    Thanks Grissle!
     
  6. +1
     
  7. nolezmaj

    nolezmaj

    Sep 22, 2011
    Europe
    +1
    Good thing about this setup is that you can always use normal input, either as a backup or for some gigs that don't require your preamp. Also, they can be found used in your budget (at least MB500 can) and have ok resale value.
     
  8. pulse

    pulse

    Apr 10, 2007
    Berlin, Germany
    awesome thanks for the tips guys
     
  9. Quimbymeat

    Quimbymeat

    Jul 23, 2010
    Orange terror bass 1000 and if you can't get it then the 500
     

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