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I'm in my late 50s, and I still gig with a 4x12
is the lesson here that the Rippingtons are happy with a POD500?We saw the Rippingtons on a cruise around the Statue of Liberty. Russ used a POD500 and sounded great. I spoke with him about and he said it fit in his carry on and sounded good enough. There is a lesson in there if you are listening.
If you don't mind carrying it I never had an issue. All I had for a while was a 4x12, but my amp heads varied. Sound guys would roll their eyes sometimes until they saw a smaller head on top. I've never been a volume war guy, but I like how I can hear a 4x12 a little better.Anyone gigging with a 4x12 in small venues? Long story short, I am plooking to pick up a new head and cab amp, and seeing 4x12's for dirt cheap. I had Marshall 4x12 a long time ago, and it was such a pain to lug to gigs... whats your experience?
You gotta be kidding. I have a small Toyota Matrix & can easily haul an oversized 4x12 plus guitars & lighting.I love my Marshall 4x12 and head (JCM 900mkiii). I mean LOVE it. There is nothing that sounds like it, to me, and anything else is lesser. The problem isn't necessarily the weight, because the cab on wheels is easy enough to roll into the venue, but it is the space it takes and the logistics of loading it in and out of the vehicle, and I drive a full size F350. I really hate to say it, but we are seeing less and less cab/head amps out there for club/bar/cover bands, and more and more combos, because it is just easier. I go back and forth between my '68 DRRI and my Marshall DSL40C. Love the Marshall, but I'm willing to bet it is heavier than my 4x12 - at least it sure feels that way. That thing is a pain in the *ss to load/unload. It makes my Deluxe Reverb feel like just one more guitar I'm carrying...
...but with that said, I love the fact that some of you guys will not give up your 4x12's. Love it! Rock and Roll!!!!!!!!!!
by the way, I've been intrigued with that Tech 21 Ritchie Kotzen effects setup, especially DI. Talk about easy, but I just can't do it. Still can't get over the thought of not having an amp with knobs to f**** with during the set.
For some time I transported a guitar, head, pedalboard and a Marshal 1960A and other assorted stuff in an RX7.You gotta be kidding. I have a small Toyota Matrix & can easily haul an oversized 4x12 plus guitars & lighting.
Even this 70's beast fit in the Matrix when I was in a power trio....
No, that's exactly what I said, but without the personal dig on the success of my music career.Or that a person far more successful at music than you is making due with it to happy paying audiences.