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

JPIndustrie

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Ugh my greatest enemy...

the eternal balance between good, BIG beefing sounding transformers

and logistics... weight ...
 

guitarpedaladdict

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I was in high school and owned the Traynor equivalent of a Fender Twin, it was brutally heavy AND I ended up having to carry it up a flight of stairs and down a flight of stairs twice a week for practice because it was my only amp.
 
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Of what I’ve owned and carried.

Diezel Herbert head - ~56 lbs

I agree with two earlier posts
MESA TOV 2x12 Combo - 100lbs + what a boat anchor

rack stuff .... even worse.
 

msquared

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Back in my bass player days I had a Bergantino NV610 and a series of amps, the heaviest of which was an Aguilar DB750. Not quite an SVT and fridge combo but very close in weight (and blew them out of the water tonally). I always griped about it until halfway through the first song of the night.
 
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Mesa Roadster
Mesa Electra Dyne
Rivera M60

Still have the Electra Dyne because I don't play out anymore.
If it weren't for casters I wouldn't have been able to use any of them.
All great, great amps, though.
 

zztomato

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1971 Ampeg svt head. Just stupid heavy.

My very first good guitar rig was a 50 Marshall but sitting atop a 1968 Red 8x10 Marshall cab. Not super heavy but not fun to move.
 

Zonk

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Went through a phase of buying Boogie 1-15 combos on eBay. Had four of them at one time including a hardwood one from the 80's. Sounded glorious but impossible to lift.
A buddy has a Nomad 100 1-12 combo, made the mistake of offering the carry it down two flights of stairs for him one night, looked innocent enough but felt like it was full of Lead, I was struggling bigtime and barely made it.
 

bobcs71

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Mesa Roadster
Mesa Electra Dyne
Rivera M60

Still have the Electra Dyne because I don't play out anymore.
If it weren't for casters I wouldn't have been able to use any of them.
All great, great amps, though.
I had an M60 also. Great amp weren't they 85 pounds? It was my lighter alternative to a '68 Bandmaster head and 2x12 combo with EV12-MLs.
 

Coolidge

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I was gassing for a Marshall bluesbreaker a few months ago. Then I saw one in person the thing is HUGE, I quickly retreated.
 




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