Low priced dual EL34 amp?

tedm

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It's kind of new I think, as I read a review in a magazine a few days ago at the store and was going to look it up on the web, then forgot the name.

Anyone read about a dual EL34 amp in any magazines this month??
 

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The past couple of months there was a Reverend combo (2x6v6), a Savage combo (2x6v6) and a Superdeive Budda (2xel84) in Guitar Player/World, but I would only consider the reverend to be "inexpensive".

As for 2xel34 amps, Marshall of course comes to mind with both their 50w heads and the Bluesbreaker combo.
 

el34power

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FWIW. I sent in my Peavey Prowler (2 6L6) to be moded to run on EL34's. I didn't like the tone and figured Meh! Nothin to lose:D
 

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I think Carr just came out with a lower cost version of its Hammerhead. Not sure if it's "low cost" but I do think it's lower than what it used to be. Pretty sure those are 2xEL34.
 

tedm

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It was something under $1K, I'll go back to the store and check. Those Reverends sure look like bargains, I probably shouldn't play one, I don't need any more amps...
 

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I think its the Carr Hammerhead as mentioned already - it became available as a Head (with it's own rather cool looking Spk Cab).

Best, Pete.
 

Ben Furman

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The Reverends are bargains. Single channel, though.

The "UK" setting is surprisingly convincing for a 6V6/6L6 amp.
 

tedm

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I went back to the store and perused the mags, and in a UK Guitar Buyer magazine, I think reviewed by our own John Phillips here, was an Orange RV30 with dual EL34s, and V30 speakers. However, the UK 600 or so Pounds is probably equivalent to $9,992,323,323 US dollars, so it's proably not the bargain I thought it was.
 

tedm

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Was looking at dual EL34 based amps for this thread though.


Originally posted by hear and play
The Rivera Chubster and Pubster are in the new Guitar Player. I think suggested retail on the Pubster is $999.
 

Badger71

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Fargen Mini-Plex....2 EL-34s. Fargen Might-Plex....2 EL34s. Rivera M60....2 EL34s swithable down to 8 watts.
 

tedm

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about both Fargen and Rivera's. What are the street prices of these guys?

Originally posted by Badger71
Fargen Mini-Plex....2 EL-34s. Fargen Might-Plex....2 EL34s. Rivera M60....2 EL34s swithable down to 8 watts.
 

John Phillips

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That Orange Rocker 30 was a pretty cool amp. I'd check it out - you don't seem to get as ripped off with US vs. UK prices as we do the other way round...

I've heard some reports of variable quality on these amps - the one I reviewed was built like a small tank though. The only thing I thought could be significantly improved were the transformer mountings - the OT in particular was quite bent when I got it, the box had clearly been dropped - they really need extra brackets like Marshall put on the old amps. The rest of it was fine though.
 

tedm

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That was a good review you did. I hope these amps make it to the stores out here to try.

Originally posted by John Phillips
That Orange Rocker 30 was a pretty cool amp. I'd check it out - you don't seem to get as ripped off with US vs. UK prices as we do the other way round...

I've heard some reports of variable quality on these amps - the one I reviewed was built like a small tank though. The only thing I thought could be significantly improved were the transformer mountings - the OT in particular was quite bent when I got it, the box had clearly been dropped - they really need extra brackets like Marshall put on the old amps. The rest of it was fine though.
 

Badger71

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Mini-Plex: used $700-800....New about $1050
Mighty-Plex: used $750-900....New about $1250-1300
Rivera M60: used $600-900....New about $1200

Prices are approximate from my memory and for what "I" paid for mine. Check out ebay's past auctions, this page, gbase, etc... for a better idea.
 
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Originally posted by hear and play
The Rivera Chubster and Pubster are in the new Guitar Player. I think suggested retail on the Pubster is $999.
I was thinking that the Rivera Clubster/Pubster '45s must have been what he was thinking about.

The come around used these days, I got one for about $750.
 
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Originally posted by Badger71
Mini-Plex: used $700-800....New about $1050
Mighty-Plex: used $750-900....New about $1250-1300
Rivera M60: used $600-900....New about $1200

Prices are approximate from my memory and for what "I" paid for mine. Check out ebay's past auctions, this page, gbase, etc... for a better idea.
M60 used is about right. But new? More like $1900. Great amp though.
 




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