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Stereo Combo's

Discussion in 'Amp Central Station' started by Erwin, May 25, 2016.

  1. Erwin

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    My trusted old Valvestate is slowly getting some issues. That's ok it's getting on a bit, I bought it new in 92 or 93. The best part of it turned out to be the stereo effects loop that allows it to be used as a power amp and speakers for my boss GT-8.

    It is the Valvestate Mk 1 8280 2x12 combo. It seems that around that time there where a few other amps with a similar configuration. Others I know of is the Valvestate Mk1 8200 head, the Hughes and Kettner Attax 200 and the Roland jazz chorus JC 120

    Sadly there doesn't seem to be no stereo combo's around any more except for the Jazz Chorus.
    I do not want to get the JC as it is too big and too expensive. And I'm not to eager to get a "new" 2nd hand of the Marshall or the HK because of their age they are probably prone to start developing the same problems as old faithfull.

    One option could be to get a stereo poweramp, something like the 2 x 20W or 40W and a 2x12 cab but then I would loose the compact set I have now.

    Does anybody here now of any newer combo's than the ones that I mentioned here?
    The main things I'm looking for are 2x12, stereo loop, and 40w to 80w. Don't really care for tube or solidstate. It doesn't have to be an EL-Cheapo on discount but I'm not a member of the Rockefeller clan either.
     
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    The Mustang IV is a stereo 2x12 that isn't very expensive and sounds really good.
     
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    JC77? An old peavey stereo chorus would work too.
     
  4. Erwin

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    I don't know about the peavey but the jc 77 doesn't have an effects loop so it is not usable for me. Also it is not available new anymore.
    ther seems to be a jc 40 that has a stereo loop. But its around 700€
     
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    it can be worth a look, I've not heard about it but it seems to tick all boxes that I mentioned. and more I allows for easy recording on a computer to
     
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    I have a Rivera S120-210 that's a 2 x 60 watt amp each side powering a 10" speaker. I don't know if they still make them. They aren't light and it wasn't inexpensive. They also were sold as a head and a 2 x 12". Check the usual online sources for used ones.
     
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    Thanks I'll look at them.
     
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    I been gigging with a Mustang IV, & it's not bad at all.
     
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    I had one of those 2x12 stereo chorus Valvestates when they first came out. It was an 80 watt model and had 2x40 watt poweramp from memory -- it was the first real gigging level amp I purchased. It was kind of underpowered but the chorus was uber-flangey which sounded amazing and the FX loop was really stellar.

    I remember a friend of mine had one of the 1x12 65 watt Valvestates and it was louder and punchier than my 80 watt 2x12. I think Fender made a 2x12 stereo chorus combo, along with Peavey and Trace Elliot. Randall still makes a 2x12 stereo chorus model as well but not sure it has a stereo loop -- worth looking into I guess.

    Depends if you use the Boss preamps in the GT-8 but there are a lot of the Valvestate stereo power amps floating around on eBay. Pair one with a cabinet and you have a pretty good set-up for a Boss multi-effects front end.
     
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