What's the heaviest amp that you ever had to lift?

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  1. T Prior

    T Prior Poster Extraordinaire

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    Sorry guys, all the amps up to HERE, are puppies by comparison. :) Heres' me with a '66 Vox Super Beatle, I tried to take it to a gig but couldn't figure out how to actually move it.

    Speaker cab weighs just over 100 pounds with trolly, Amp head weighs just over 50 pounds. I had 3 of them !

    Oh yeah, we're they loud ? "What did you say , I can't hear you "

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  2. Fred Rogers

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    Princeton Reverb. They are so heavy! ;)
     
  3. schenkadere

    schenkadere Friend of Leo's

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    In the early 80’s, My brother had a special order Peavey bass cabinet with an 18” and 2x10”. That was a beast!
     
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    Not sure but am confident it included tubes, 2X12" speakers and occurred around 2am with copious amounts of alcohol while haulin' equipment for a friends band. Loved the life of a small time roadie.
     
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    McIntosh 75.

    I found it up on a shelf in the sound closet at the University Events Support Office. I noticed the KT88 tubes and had to have a look. With the heavy steel chassis and potted transformers I underestimated the weight and dropped it several inches and about took off my hand!

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    Bought one of those with summer landscaping money in junior high, from a priest’s son who came back from Nam and was a CETA grunt. It was a totally awesome amp and I’ll never forget it! It was my first actual guitar amp. At that time I had a Kay electric guitar and didn’t know the fat strings go on the top (I’m a leftist), but I could play 1-4-5 blues ok and some Santana, sorta.

    My Dad, correctly in my own dad-hindsight, I would do the same with a 14 year old, made me promise return it 3 seconds after he saw it. The police were in the driveway at the time (many simultaneous noise complaints from uptight neighbors).

    The scratches from the seized-up caster(s) of that cab remain obvious on the wide-pine floor of my parent’s house to this day. Worst damage to that section of the floor in 200 years (true! :lol::lol:)
     
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  7. JimB

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    Peavey Ultra 120 for me without a doubt. Just the head is heavier than most combos
     
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    My old vt40 was a beast to move. My bass player carried a vintage svt,4 man move!
     
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    Chicago Matt Friend of Leo's

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    Head - Ampeg V4
    Combo - 65 Twin loaded with EV SRO speakers
     
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    Toss up between my Marshall 30th Anniversary combo (84 lbs) and my Vibro King (78 lbs)...both anvils.
     
  11. Skydog1010

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    1967 BF Twin
     
  12. telel6s

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    I can't compete with the best of these listed above, but when I got my '72 Super Reverb it had an EV Force 10 in it which at 12 lbs adds about an additional 8 lbs over each of the three other Utah ceramics. Probably pushed that amp up over 70 lbs. Additionally, and I base this on having carried a couple of Twin Reverbs for short distances, the SR's height makes it a b!tch to carry. With me being just under 5'9", the handle of the SR with casters is up close to my belt line so the only way to get it off the ground is to lean my body to one side. At least with a Twin you can get down to amp height by bending your knees then lift straight up.

    I switched out the Force 10 almost immediately and a few years after built a 1x12 pine cab for the SR. Still a heavy thing but the lower height makes it much easier to carry.
     
  13. Paul G.

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    Guitar combo amp -- Ampeg VT22.
    Power amp -- old Crown power amps. At first I though somebody was playing a joke on me and had nailed it to the table.
    Head -- I can't tell you how many times I had to swing and Ampeg SVT head onto and 8x10 cab. I always tried to get help, but sometimes I had to do it alone. 80 pounds! For a head!
     
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    A 2x15 RCA W bin

    We used to have a semi trailer full of them - the mids and highs were in the other one along with the back line and the lights tagged along in the third one
     
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    Fender Super Twin, 95 lbs
     
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    Possibly the most ill-conceived combo amp ever... a Super Six Reverb with JBL D-110 speakers. It weighed somewhere between 120-130 lbs and was brutal even with two guys carrying it. Sounded great, though. The cabinet started self destructing after a few years, so it got converted to a head and the speakers got sold.
     
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    I think this is heavier:

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  18. golfnut

    golfnut Friend of Leo's

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    I think the heaviest amp I ever owned was a Custom Shop Dual Professional.
     
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    Lab Series L5. But, strangely, not much heavier than my Vox AC15.
     
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    Early- mid 70's Twin with the particle board cabinet and two Music Man anvil speakers. And that's why it became a head and 2x12 cab...
     
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