Tremoverb: Head or 2x12 Combo?

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  1. prsnstrat

    prsnstrat Member

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    Thinking of purchasing a Tremoverb, but unsure of whether to get the combo or the head version. I don't mind the weight. Strictly tone inquiry. Anyone that has had both can offer any insight?

    Mucho appreciato!
     
  2. drbob1

    drbob1 Silver Supporting Member

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    I've got the combo and I've played the head. I'm not sure I was able to tell much difference, they're both great sounding amps... I understand that the earlier it was made, the better...
     
  3. ukslinger

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    I went combo because you can always run out and use it like a head. The speakers are not hardwired so its easy.

    I know you said weight is not an issue. I did too, but it is. The thing is very, very heavy.

    Cool amp, but never played the head so I can't comment on that. But with the combo you get an open-back cab arrangement with the option of running out to additional cabs.
     
  4. fizbin

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    My personal belief is that combos are not really more convenient than head/cabs. Combos can be just plain awkward in addition to being really heavy.

    Also, its easier to switch out speakers on a head and its easier on the tubes and other components - less vibrations.
     
  5. prsnstrat

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    Bump - thanks for the input so far guys!
     
  6. disaster

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    one of each.

    Just kidding (sorta...). But not being tied to one cab is why I like heads.
     
  7. Daren Anderson

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    I debated between head and combo, and decided on combo because I found one for a good price.
    At first I didn't care about the weight either. But eventually lugging that beast around to practices became a total drag. If I had it to again I would have gone for the head.

    Best of luck.
     
  8. bobefann

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    buy the head and get a nice cab
     
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    What is a good price for a used one, say 2 or 3 years old?
     
  10. bobefann

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    i bought a t-verd head about a year and a half ago for 900 and it was an earlier model. so if you get a head i would look for one around that price.
     
  11. MikeNiteRail

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    I have an Old Flame head/cab...I thought I'd like it, but I can't tip the amp at me without rigging something together. That being said, if the cab I had was wider I'd use the Fender piggyback.

    So if you can add the piggyback clips if you so choose to in the future, then I'd go head/cab.
     
  12. Tom Gross

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    I had a combo years ago. Fantastic amp. Waaayyyy too heavy.
    It is not convenient in the least.
     
  13. gibson08

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    Def buy the head version, speaking of that , what kind of cab?? By the way NICE CHOICE!! Best Boogie ever made(my opinion of course!) You say the weight is not a problem(combo version), have you ever lifted one of those???
     
  14. ericb

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    I love my Tremoverb Combo . NO problem moving it to and from any gig. The casters are great and I'm relatively strong and can lift it up and down stairs ok via the side handles and /or hands on the bottom of it.. Never use the top handle for anything. I ride it once I get to level ground, or even put pedal boards, monitors, or milk crates on top and 1 knee on it and off it goes. :)

    Eric
     
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    interested in the Tremoverb Combo? i'm looking to get rid of mine, its a backbreaker!
     
  17. GloryHog

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    I've owned both, and I preferred the head over the combo. The combo's open back sound was not for me, so for years I used it as a head (a really heavy head) with a 4x12 cab. I then traded it straight across for the head version which I liked much better. My combo had 6L6's in it (blah), and the head came with Svetlana EL34's which absolutely smoked the combo's 6L6's. Soon thereafter I gave it up in favor of my Diezel Einstein 100 head, and never looked back.

    Trust me. Do your back a favor and get the head!
     
  18. BlackBart

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    I 2nd getting the head. I too had the combo and the weight is ungodly.
    Get the head and a 2x12 horizontal recto cab. Killer sound and transporting is managable.
     

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