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Monoprice/Laney 15 watter

Discussion in 'Glowing Bottle Tube Amp Forum' started by Strato50, Oct 13, 2017.

  1. Strato50

    Strato50 Tele-Meister

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    They are 202.00 shipped right now...any good?..for a home use? practice amp... I want to grab one for my son for his birthday....he has a little Bandit right now and I thought this would be a good tube amp for the money...they have upgraded the reverb tank on them....so they say.
     

  2. Strebs

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    I have a 1st Generation one and love love love it! There's a huge thread on this board about them. My only gripe is that it doesn't have a headphone jack (not that many tube amps do).
     

  3. Strato50

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    So I'm confused they show the TV front version which I ordered...but now they switched them to a front control panel?..anyone ordered one recently?..what did you get?..lol
     

  4. Cleeve

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    I have 12 of them!
    Got them for my store a couple of weeks ago.
    The controls are on the front.
    They are all great!
    I do set the bias to my tastes using an oscilloscope on my test bench and generally check them out.
    So far every one has worked straight from the box!
    Also the smaller one with the single 6v6 in it is great, but the twelve inch reverb combo is the one.
     

  5. notme

    notme TDPRI Member

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    Love mine too, I have V1 with knobs on top. Ive followed the big thread and many say the bias adjustment makes a big difference along with some better tubes. Im ordering JJ's soon then doing the bias at the same time.

    Heres one of the better tone demos on YT, stock M15 plugged straight in
     

  6. Silverface

    Silverface Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    Replace the lousyChinese tubes right away. then they sound decent. But be aware they are *very* cheaply built, with tubes stuck directly in the circuit board. this can cause heat-related problems so if you buy one (which I don't recommend - spend a little more on something built better - like with actual tube sockets at least!) *don't* let him stick it next to a wall or anything else - they need open ventilation.

    And if it does have problems they're not simple to fix because of the cheap circuit boards. Ends up being time consuming and surprisingly more expensive to repair than better amps.

    Despite the decent tube sound IMO they are just not worth the money - the poor build quality makes them a bad buy IMO.
     

  7. Strato50

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    Yep I canceled the order...I was think maybe a little used Bugera V22 ...they pop up for 250.00 used around here.
     

  8. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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    They sound great. I love mine. Great home amp. Don't diss it if you don't have one. Sure, it's not the best built, but at $200 it kills a Blues Jr and I sold my AC15 as this sounds just as good imo.
     
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  9. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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  10. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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    You should get one. So worth it if you like Voxy tones
     

  11. rich815

    rich815 Tele-Afflicted Ad Free Member

    With patience for one of their discount codes and frequent sales the Monoprice 15 watt can be found for about 10-15% less than the $200+ you're mentioning. Very good amp especially for the purposes you want it for. I paid about $178 net delivered for mine and some got for even less.
     

  12. Strato50

    Strato50 Tele-Meister

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    Kill a blues jr?...no way man...my Jr is a pro gigging amp...I would take that thing to a gig.
     

  13. archetype

    archetype More tone than talent Ad Free + Supporter

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    They acknowledge that the picture is rong and doesn't match the current iteration of the amp.
     

  14. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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    I'll respect your opinion. I hated the Blues Jr. Farted out, boxy, bleach. Bad trade deal.
     

  15. bluescube

    bluescube Friend of Leo's

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  16. Strato50

    Strato50 Tele-Meister

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    Put a WGS ET 65 in the BJ and look out. These amps are cool.. but my Jr has been a money maker for 5 years.
     

  17. Strato50

    Strato50 Tele-Meister

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    Its a little hoss...volume on 2
     
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  18. notme

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    To each his own guys, agree to disagree.
     

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