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

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  1. jrblue

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    not too bad... Mesa Nomad 45 w/ only 1-12", yet still way, way too heavy. There's no reason for a mid-power amp to be so freaking heavy. I'll swap in a neo speaker as soon as I hear about one that's good enough.
     
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    Managed to get good tones out of it? I had one for a few years and couldn't get it warm enough.
     
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    Honestly, it has to be one of my least favorite amps I have ever owned, and still have the beast. I tried rolling tubes, speakers and nothing ever put a smile on my face?
     
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    I had one of those too a drip edge with those same speakers. Although I have 7 other drip edge amps, I decided the day that I picked it up when I bought it and put it in the trunk that it could not stay in my collection. I traded it for a 1962 Gibson ES125TD, which weighed about 100 pounds less.
     
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    I agree about the Leslies, but they were light weight compared to the Hammond B3 organs that usually came with them.
     
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    Orange rockerverb 2x12
     
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    Blackface Twin Reverb with Orange/black JBL's.
     
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    That is exactly how I felt. Sometimes if the moment was right we would bond but just didn't.
     
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    If the cab half of an amp counts, then I guess it was an old Orange 4x12. That thing was built! Much heavier than a Marshall 4x12. It was all I could do to carry it out to my car, and into the gig.

    Didn't keep that rig long.
     
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    Indeed. that is why I decided to go Orange. Great sounding amp and much much lighter. Makes gigging easier on the back.
     
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    Back in the 70s, my bass player's Kustom bass amp with two folded horn tuck and roll 18" cabs. One cab was a satellite with a 200 watt booster amp.
     
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    My Super 210, I guess.... two of us carted it into the house back in '11. When we got it into the room, instead of bending over and putting it onto the floor we plonked it onto a speaker bin, a handy height....( I was having a bad back day)....:rolleyes:

    It hasn't moved from this spot since that day......:lol:

    house rig sept '12.jpg
     
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    Twin Reverb...
     
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    I think the Peavey Deuce and the Triumph 60 was a beast for a single 12 combo.
     
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    An Ampeg SVT head and cab.

    The head alone weighed 90lbs and the cab at least 50% more than that. Even with wheels it still had to be lifted to load and unload from a van.

    These days if any amp weighs more than 50 lbs it belongs to someone else. :p
     
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    I totally forgot my Leslie 147!
    Four feet high with something like a 50w Marshall 6550 amp, a 15" EVM speaker, a dual horn tweeter, two motors, and a big rotating drum.
    Spec says 149lbs but the EV makes it a few pounds over that.

    Agreed though, the heavy stuff is getting more and more discounted.
    WTH, everybody seems to have a gym membership so why did we all lug heavy gear back when only boxers hung out at the gym?
     
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    Ampeg SVT 8x10, and my old Randall 3 channel tube head. You couldn't walk across a stage without setting off the reverb.... But now, the little 40 watt (ish) pedal board amps are ticking me.
     
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    Those were nothing compared to the early Crowns & MacIntoch. A PA rack with 4 Mac's weighed in at 500 lbs x2 racks L/R + a subwoofer rack. We kept the Mac's to use with Carvers back in the 80s because the Carvers sucked at low freqs. The Mac racks were either placed on the floor or lifted onto permanent outdoor concrete stages with fork lifts at band shells & sheds.
     
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    My peavey Classic 50.... It's gone now but imgoing to have a box ac 15c2 in a couple of weeks so we'll see..
     
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    For me it was the Orange half stack, the cabinets in particular where built like a tank a nearly as tough as as one. The heads and the cabinets where very heavy, at least that's how I remember it.
     
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