The Heaviest ( in terms of weight ) amp you owned and the misfortune of lugging it around ?

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  1. Echoplexi

    Echoplexi Silver Supporting Member

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    Ampeg vt22 combo. Yikes.
     
  2. guitarno

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    CARVIN V3 2-12" COMBO. That sucker was 70+ Lbs. A real back breaker. :eek: That said, I now have a Boogie Lonestar Special (60 some Lbs), which I really like, but I don't take it out to gigs very often. If I do I will have to get something for stairs. It is on casters but that won't help going up or down staircases.
     
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    Every band I’ve been in we load in and out together and use a two wheel hand truck.
    That’s how I’ve always done it.
    It’s bizarre to me the number of people that toss the amp in the car and go separate to a gig, and I presume lug your own rig to the stage.
    Weight of an amp or cab isn’t an issue with friends and bandmates involved.
     
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  4. Telejester

    Telejester Member

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    That is like a modern marshall head weighing 6.5 lbs compared to some of the dreadnoughts listed in this thread
     
  5. sgmarshall

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    Peavey deuce with black widow speakers.
     
  6. playthecray

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    The only reason why I sold my Vox AC15HW1X. Just got tired of lugging it up and down stairs to rehearsals and gigs. I miss it sometimes.
     
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  7. Gearhunter

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    Mesa Heartbreaker 2x12 combo weighing in at over 100lbs.
    Mesa Mark IIB combo with EV clocks in at 84 lbs.
    ElectraDyne Head is 54 lbs.
    :eeks
     
  8. saladin

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    Silverface Twin with SRO speakers. Sounded great but it was a true back breaker and I'm not one to shy away from heavy lifting.
     
  9. 71strat

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    Old Sound City 4 x 12 loaded with 4 JBL E120s. The cabinet itself is 1.5 inches or pressed wood, and 120lbs. Almost 200lbs loaded. Then add in a 69 Dual Showman Rvb head, and you have at least 250lbs. Heaviest cab Ive ever seen.

    Also have an old Carvin 2 x 15 loaded with Altec 418H. Its 113lbs, not including the DS Rvb head.
    The Sound City cab is now loaded with 4 100w Fane Cresendo 12A's. It probably weighs 160lbs

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. TELECOLLECTOR

    TELECOLLECTOR Astro Boy - who knew? Gold Supporting Member

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    I, too, had a CRAZY heavy VT-22 from 1968/1969 (I was 15).

    Used it extensively in a "horn band" playing BS&T, Chicago, etc.

    It was (is) a beast.

    I bought this bedroom amp a few years back and I only moved it one time to my music room. LOL

    [​IMG]

    The bottom Head is another purchase thus the grillcloth not being bar patina like the upper head/cab.
     
  11. Aslan

    Aslan Silver Supporting Member

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    I loved my Super Reverb but at my age I just wasn’t able to load & unload at gigs so I moved to a Fender 57 Custom Deluxe (27 lbs) and I have found a new love in tweed amps!
     
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    It’s between a Marshall 1962HW Bluesbreaker and a Fender Vibro-King for the two heaviest amps that I’ve owned.

    I had a 2x12 Mesa Loanstar and a 2x12 Bad Cat that were a close third and fourth.

    After those amps, my so called “too heavy” Fender Twin Reverb’s and Super Reverb’s didn't seem so heavy to me.

    My current heaviest amp, is my 1972 Marshall Combo, I’m guessing that it’s at least 70 lbs.
     
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  13. tele_jas

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    Mesa Boogie Road King (V.1) 2x12 combo = 122 pounds!
    My Mesa Tremoverb 2x12 combo (leather cover) was 105 pounds.
     
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    I used to gig V-4's, a friend just gave me a VT-22, I pulled my shoulder out getting it out of the truck.
     
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    Tremoverb combo was the heaviest I have owned. It had a bitchin set of wheels on it though. It could roll over anything.
     
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    I have the same Mesa but an original Mark 1. Killer heavy. I split the combo into a head and cabinet, but even with the EV speaker removed it is still heavy. Nothing like moving the keyboard player's B3 and Leslie though!
     
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  17. Echoplexi

    Echoplexi Silver Supporting Member

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    I believe it!
     
  18. filippo35

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    For me it was my Orange Rockerverb 100 MKII. I loved that amp but it was horribly heavy. I’m much happier with my OR15 as far a weight goes. Very happy with the tone too. It’s amazing what they can pack into these 15 watt lunch box sized amps.
     
  19. freedom's door

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    Boogie Mark IV 1x12 combo.

    I couldn't sell it fast enough...
     
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  20. plaintopper

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    Twin.

    Even when I was young, that thing was heavy.
     

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