Carol Ann Amps - Thread XVII

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  1. ross

    ross Silver Supporting Member

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    I'll play, I think that Peavey use to have a custom shop for amp builds similar to BAD.
     
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  2. DiPa

    DiPa Constant GAS Silver Supporting Member

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    Yeah Doug is definitely up there. A partner for Doug, sounds great to me. I feel on a amp business growth and increased market, something like this would excel PRS amp business, and a few other companies, plus it’s a plus for CA, just my opinion based on how I have seen the amp market going for them. Of course PRS has an amazing guitar business.
     
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    I’d say Mesa, but I think they’ve been around since the 70’s and are pretty confident with they’re innovative designs. Although none of their innovations compare to the Auto Biasmon. They’d rather bias cold and have you be forced to buy tubes from them.
     
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    I’d guess that PRS sell way more amps a year and are better known than Carol Ann was able to do. So I’m not sure how it would help. I’m so curious!
     
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  5. DiPa

    DiPa Constant GAS Silver Supporting Member

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    Me too, you started this curiosity, hope we get the answers soon...
     
  6. DiPa

    DiPa Constant GAS Silver Supporting Member

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    Mhhh as far as PRS Amps, for me they don’t stack up to a CA amp, no way, imo CA Amps are tops, smaller company yeah, but damn he builds killer products. My imagination to marry PRS with CA, wow now that would be amazing.
     
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    Don’t get me wrong. I think Carol Ann are far superior. I just don’t think they’re well known enough to be a selling point for a company that is selling mostly affordable amps. I mean you just discovered them yourself, if I’m not mistaken?
     
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    I must have picked it up in one of these threads but I’m pretty sure I’ve seen Alan speak highly of Dr. Z as a model for how to run an amp company, at a minimum. Maybe also that they speak on a professional/design basis as well? So that guess seems pretty compelling to me. Wikipedia says the co was founded in ‘88.

    I was thinking boogie at first - based on “reputable”, etc - but they were definitely selling amps in the mid 70s.
     
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    I agree. I’ll bet it’s Dr. Z. They do simple single channel amps too. That definitely makes the most sense. I want the combo!
     
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    It’s gotta be Dr. Z. It makes the most sense to me too.
     
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    I always liked his early amps....Maz Sr., Ghia, Z-28/Route 66.
    KILLER designs and very unique tonally.
     
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    If it's Z, I'd bet my money that the amp Alan mentions here is the Therapy. The Therapy is an amazing amp, and possibly the least Z-like in its overdrive character. Very smooth and gainy. I've always called it the American voiced Z Wreck.

    Z was talking about doing a Therapy combo, and that kind of went away. I know Z is a busy guy, but when he floats ideas usually they come to fruition. I can see that idea getting shelved for this collab with Alan.
     
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    It's for Alan to publicly announce, when he's ready...not me.
    I think it's only fair to leave it be until he decides to reveal it.
    There may be certain business reasons not to make things public too much in advance.
    Besides, you guys have already named pretty much all the possible amp brands. :)
     
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    Any idea when an announcement will be made?
     
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    The Therapy already exists. It sounds like it would be a brand new model.
     
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    I was hinting towards a brand new model based around Therapy tweaks. Z is in MKii mode, MKii Maz, MKii Z28, etc.

    The original Therapy has no loop, the master volume is good but not as good as the Nova MV or Maz MKii MV, plus, it became slightly redundant with the Nova in the lineup.

    I could see it being tweaked and being Z's first foray into truly high gain territory.
     
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    Nope.
    I think Alan already kinda said where he was at with the development stage.
    I have no idea how much time it will take before there's a ready-to-buy amp.
     
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    Do you think this new partnership could have a positive impact on the value of the "original" Carol-Ann amps?
     
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    Quickly - buy everything from Humbucker and Reverb !!!
     
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  20. pete12string

    pete12string Supporting Member

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    :dude

    I'll sell you mine! It's gonna be a classic!!!
     
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