Epiphone Electar

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  1. bmwlover0725

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    I decided not to go with the 120 watt Crate since it wasn't a big Marshall, AND because I want the tube sound, not preamp. I found a 30 watt Epiphone Electar at my local music store. It was used, I got it for only 289.00. I decided to go with this one because its all tube, 30 watts, cheap, AND I can do some mods to use it as a head rather than a combo. I'm getting it in 1-2 weeks, its on layaway now. Anyone ever use one of these?
     
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    geez Anthony . . .

    for $200 more than that you coulda got the Epi So-Cal 50 head
    . . . 50 tube watts, switchable to 25 watts

    or the Epi Blues Custom . . . 30 watts A/B switchable to 15 watts class A

    both cheaper than the Crate, more manageable power, and probably more versatile
     
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    eh, I'd rather put the 200 bucks towards something else :p
     
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    I'd like to see a pic of inside the chassis when you get it. It sounds like an interesting start! Congrats! :)
     
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    I'd like to know how they squeeze 25-30 watts out of a pair of EL84's ???
    . . . even in class A/B, that doesn't seem at all possible
     
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    Some of the reviews say it's more like 11 watts.
     
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    The VJ sounds like 11 watts.
     
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    [quote author=Red devil link=topic=13015.msg169580#msg169580 date=1175643572]
    The VJ sounds like 11 watts.
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    Properly powered, biased and all . . . the VJ will put out 5-7 watts max
    . . . but that is still loud . . . and since you need 10 times the wattage, in order to double the volume (decibel producing capability) the difference between 5 and 11 watts isn't that significant
     
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    I'll definitely post pics!
     

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