Solid State Question

Solid State Question

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Well, I need a light and versitile amp. I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is too heavy and too loud. I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low volume tone is important. I am going out tonight to try SS amps. I’m looking in the 50w range. Anyone here have any suggestions?

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Hi Rex, Check out the Peavey Bandit. John King http://www.angelfire.com/blues/rockinjohn/rockinamps.html – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text – > Well, I need a light and versitile amp. > I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is too > heavy and too loud. > I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. > Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low volume > tone is important. > I am going out tonight to try SS amps. > I’m looking in the 50w range. > Anyone here have any suggestions?

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I’d recommend buying a 2 wheel hand truck. One with pneumatic tires and built in stair helpers to help you deal with the stairs. That’ll allow you to continue using the tube amp, and also be a lot less expensive than even a cheap SS amp (that’ll sound like shit anyhow). Pete – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text – >Well, I need a light and versitile amp. >I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is too >heavy and too loud. >I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. >Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low volume >tone is important. >I am going out tonight to try SS amps. >I’m looking in the 50w range. >Anyone here have any suggestions?

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I’ve heard the Carvin SX series are very good. They have 50- and 100-watt 1×12s, pricing is very good with $20 shipping and a 10-day trial period. Otherwise, check out Tech 21. They make a 60-watt 1×12 that you might like. Regards, Margaret

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Well, I need a light and versitile amp. > I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is too > heavy and too loud. > I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. > Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low volume > tone is important. > I am going out tonight to try SS amps. > I’m looking in the 50w range. > Anyone here have any suggestions?

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I got an even better fix. Go to the doctor (a specialist -GPs don’t know shit) and get a diagnosis. Then (hopefully you don’t need surgery) go to the physio and get the tools to fix it properly. Avoid surgery at all costs, surgery should only be your last resort. Lloyd (notice I didn’t mention a Chiropractor) – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> I’d recommend buying a 2 wheel hand truck. One with pneumatic tires > and built in stair helpers to help you deal with the stairs. That’ll > allow you to continue using the tube amp, and also be a lot less > expensive than even a cheap SS amp (that’ll sound like shit anyhow). > Pete > Well, I need a light and versitile amp. > I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is too > heavy and too loud. > I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. > Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low volume > tone is important. > I am going out tonight to try SS amps. > I’m looking in the 50w range. > Anyone here have any suggestions?

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I have a similar problem so I went with a 50W head and a 1X12 cabinet. I use an exercise program and stretching that has helped enormously also. If all else fails, you might hire a roadie! Good luck…cb

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Well, I need a light and versitile amp. > I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is too > heavy and too loud. > I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. > Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low volume > tone is important. > I am going out tonight to try SS amps. > I’m looking in the 50w range. > Anyone here have any suggestions?

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> I’d recommend buying a 2 wheel hand truck. One with pneumatic tires > and built in stair helpers to help you deal with the stairs. That’ll > allow you to continue using the tube amp, and also be a lot less > expensive than even a cheap SS amp (that’ll sound like shit anyhow). > Pete

I guess I’ll have to get the back seat of my car retrofitted with a handicap lift system to get it in and out of the car. – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text ->Well, I need a light and versitile amp. >I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is too >heavy and too loud. >I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. >Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low volume >tone is important. >I am going out tonight to try SS amps. >I’m looking in the 50w range. >Anyone here have any suggestions?

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> I got an even better fix. > Go to the doctor (a specialist -GPs don’t know shit) and get a diagnosis. > Then (hopefully you don’t need surgery) go to the physio and get the tools > to fix it properly. Avoid surgery at all costs, surgery should only be your > last resort. > Lloyd > (notice I didn’t mention a Chiropractor)

Thanks for the concern Lloyd. I’m working on it. – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> I’d recommend buying a 2 wheel hand truck. One with pneumatic tires > and built in stair helpers to help you deal with the stairs. That’ll > allow you to continue using the tube amp, and also be a lot less > expensive than even a cheap SS amp (that’ll sound like shit anyhow). > Pete >> Well, I need a light and versitile amp. >> I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is too >> heavy and too loud. >> I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. >> Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low volume >> tone is important. >> I am going out tonight to try SS amps. >> I’m looking in the 50w range. >> Anyone here have any suggestions?

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>> I’d recommend buying a 2 wheel hand truck. One with pneumatic tires > and built in stair helpers to help you deal with the stairs. That’ll > allow you to continue using the tube amp, and also be a lot less > expensive than even a cheap SS amp (that’ll sound like shit anyhow). > Pete >I guess I’ll have to get the back seat of my car retrofitted with a handicap >lift system to get it in and out of the car.

You have a car? Ok, I thought you were walking to the jams *carrying* your amp. Never mind. Pete

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How about a tube head with reverb that weighs 24 lbs? Tons of gain available, and sounds great at low gain settings too (unlike a Mesa). It’s a Soldano Astroverb head ($800) and it’s only 20 watts, but if your 100W amp is too loud, 20W through 2 efficient 12" speakers could work for you. I’m running mine through the 2 10s in my Fender Princeton Chorus and it is damn loud. I play it at 3.5 to 4. I strummed a chord and cranked it to 7 for about a second. My ears rang afterwards. Pretty loud. For weight considerations you could carry 2 1×12s or 1 2 x12, or if you need more volume 2 2×12s. Just brainstorming here…. StratMatt – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Well, I need a light and versitile amp. > I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is too > heavy and too loud. > I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. > Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low volume > tone is important. > I am going out tonight to try SS amps. > I’m looking in the 50w range. > Anyone here have any suggestions?

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Chiropractor=Witchdoctor. Ever known anyone who has only gone once ??? Sc

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> I got an even better fix. > Go to the doctor (a specialist -GPs don’t know shit) and get a diagnosis. > Then (hopefully you don’t need surgery) go to the physio and get the tools > to fix it properly. Avoid surgery at all costs, surgery should only be your > last resort. > Lloyd > (notice I didn’t mention a Chiropractor) > I’d recommend buying a 2 wheel hand truck. One with pneumatic tires > and built in stair helpers to help you deal with the stairs. That’ll > allow you to continue using the tube amp, and also be a lot less > expensive than even a cheap SS amp (that’ll sound like shit anyhow). > Pete >> Well, I need a light and versitile amp. >> I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is too >> heavy and too loud. >> I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. >> Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low volume >> tone is important. >> I am going out tonight to try SS amps. >> I’m looking in the 50w range. >> Anyone here have any suggestions?

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> Chiropractor=Witchdoctor. > Ever known anyone who has only gone once ??? > Sc

I will say that their manipulaions are a good quick and temporary fix. But yeah they don’t do much in the long term. Lloyd – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> I got an even better fix. > Go to the doctor (a specialist -GPs don’t know shit) and get a diagnosis. > Then (hopefully you don’t need surgery) go to the physio and get the tools > to fix it properly. Avoid surgery at all costs, surgery should only be > your > last resort. > Lloyd > (notice I didn’t mention a Chiropractor) >> I’d recommend buying a 2 wheel hand truck. One with pneumatic tires >> and built in stair helpers to help you deal with the stairs. That’ll >> allow you to continue using the tube amp, and also be a lot less >> expensive than even a cheap SS amp (that’ll sound like shit anyhow). >> Pete >>> Well, I need a light and versitile amp. >>> I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is > too >>> heavy and too loud. >>> I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. >>> Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low > volume >>> tone is important. >>> I am going out tonight to try SS amps. >>> I’m looking in the 50w range. >>> Anyone here have any suggestions?

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> Chiropractor=Witchdoctor. > Ever known anyone who has only gone once ??? > Sc > I will say that their manipulaions are a good quick and temporary fix. > But yeah they don’t do much in the long term.

Except keep their customers coming back :) Sc – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Lloyd >> I got an even better fix. >> Go to the doctor (a specialist -GPs don’t know shit) and get a diagnosis. >> Then (hopefully you don’t need surgery) go to the physio and get the tools >> to fix it properly. Avoid surgery at all costs, surgery should only be > your >> last resort. >> Lloyd >> (notice I didn’t mention a Chiropractor) >>> I’d recommend buying a 2 wheel hand truck. One with pneumatic tires >>> and built in stair helpers to help you deal with the stairs. That’ll >>> allow you to continue using the tube amp, and also be a lot less >>> expensive than even a cheap SS amp (that’ll sound like shit anyhow). >>> Pete >>>> Well, I need a light and versitile amp. >>>> I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is > too >>>> heavy and too loud. >>>> I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. >>>> Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low > volume >>>> tone is important. >>>> I am going out tonight to try SS amps. >>>> I’m looking in the 50w range. >>>> Anyone here have any suggestions?

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– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text ->> Chiropractor=Witchdoctor. >> Ever known anyone who has only gone once ??? >> Sc > I will say that their manipulaions are a good quick and temporary fix. > But yeah they don’t do much in the long term. > Except keep their customers coming back :) > Sc

Actually the doctor I have seen for my (now fixed) neck/ back problems is a Neck and back Surgeon and a Chiroprator. When my neck and back were "cranked" he would manipulate me to temporarly fix/ releave the problem -the "manipulations" are great for that. But clearly it was the muscle exercises and stretching that have fixed my problems. Lloyd – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Lloyd >>> I got an even better fix. >>> Go to the doctor (a specialist -GPs don’t know shit) and get a > diagnosis. >>> Then (hopefully you don’t need surgery) go to the physio and get the > tools >>> to fix it properly. Avoid surgery at all costs, surgery should only be >> your >>> last resort. >>> Lloyd >>> (notice I didn’t mention a Chiropractor) >>>> I’d recommend buying a 2 wheel hand truck. One with pneumatic tires >>>> and built in stair helpers to help you deal with the stairs. That’ll >>>> allow you to continue using the tube amp, and also be a lot less >>>> expensive than even a cheap SS amp (that’ll sound like shit anyhow). >>>> Pete >>>>> Well, I need a light and versitile amp. >>>>> I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is >> too >>>>> heavy and too loud. >>>>> I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. >>>>> Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low >> volume >>>>> tone is important. >>>>> I am going out tonight to try SS amps. >>>>> I’m looking in the 50w range. >>>>> Anyone here have any suggestions?

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Does he have a cure for "rock – neck " ??? If I play a small stage and cant move around a lot I nod my head to keep time. Next day – agony. Sc

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text ->>> Chiropractor=Witchdoctor. >>> Ever known anyone who has only gone once ??? >>> Sc >> I will say that their manipulaions are a good quick and temporary fix. >> But yeah they don’t do much in the long term. > Except keep their customers coming back :) > Sc > Actually the doctor I have seen for my (now fixed) neck/ back problems is a > Neck and back Surgeon and a Chiroprator. > When my neck and back were "cranked" he would manipulate me to temporarly > fix/ releave the problem -the "manipulations" are great for that. But > clearly it was the muscle exercises and stretching that have fixed my > problems. > Lloyd >> Lloyd >>>> I got an even better fix. >>>> Go to the doctor (a specialist -GPs don’t know shit) and get a > diagnosis. >>>> Then (hopefully you don’t need surgery) go to the physio and get the > tools >>>> to fix it properly. Avoid surgery at all costs, surgery should only be >>> your >>>> last resort. >>>> Lloyd >>>> (notice I didn’t mention a Chiropractor) >>>>> I’d recommend buying a 2 wheel hand truck. One with pneumatic tires >>>>> and built in stair helpers to help you deal with the stairs. That’ll >>>>> allow you to continue using the tube amp, and also be a lot less >>>>> expensive than even a cheap SS amp (that’ll sound like shit anyhow). >>>>> Pete >>>>>> Well, I need a light and versitile amp. >>>>>> I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is >>> too >>>>>> heavy and too loud. >>>>>> I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. >>>>>> Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low >>> volume >>>>>> tone is important. >>>>>> I am going out tonight to try SS amps. >>>>>> I’m looking in the 50w range. >>>>>> Anyone here have any suggestions?

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Find a different way to keep time. Nodding your head doesn’t sound like a very effective way to keep time anyhow. If you don’t find a better way to keep time, you’ll continue to have that problem. Don’t pay a doctor to fix a symptom of something you probably shouldn’t be doing in the first place. Just stop doing it. Pete – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text ->Does he have a cure for "rock – neck " ??? If I play a small stage and cant >move around a lot I nod my head to keep time. Next day – agony. >Sc > >>> Chiropractor=Witchdoctor. > >>> Ever known anyone who has only gone once ??? > >>> Sc > >> I will say that their manipulaions are a good quick and temporary fix. > >> But yeah they don’t do much in the long term. > > Except keep their customers coming back :) > > Sc > Actually the doctor I have seen for my (now fixed) neck/ back problems is >a > Neck and back Surgeon and a Chiroprator. > When my neck and back were "cranked" he would manipulate me to temporarly > fix/ releave the problem -the "manipulations" are great for that. But > clearly it was the muscle exercises and stretching that have fixed my > problems. > Lloyd > >> Lloyd > >>>> I got an even better fix. > >>>> Go to the doctor (a specialist -GPs don’t know shit) and get a > > diagnosis. > >>>> Then (hopefully you don’t need surgery) go to the physio and get the > > tools > >>>> to fix it properly. Avoid surgery at all costs, surgery should only >be > >>> your > >>>> last resort. > >>>> Lloyd > >>>> (notice I didn’t mention a Chiropractor) > >>>>> I’d recommend buying a 2 wheel hand truck. One with pneumatic tires > >>>>> and built in stair helpers to help you deal with the stairs. >That’ll > >>>>> allow you to continue using the tube amp, and also be a lot less > >>>>> expensive than even a cheap SS amp (that’ll sound like shit anyhow). > >>>>> Pete > >>>>>> Well, I need a light and versitile amp. > >>>>>> I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp >is > >>> too > >>>>>> heavy and too loud. > >>>>>> I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. > >>>>>> Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low > >>> volume > >>>>>> tone is important. > >>>>>> I am going out tonight to try SS amps. > >>>>>> I’m looking in the 50w range. > >>>>>> Anyone here have any suggestions?

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>>Does he have a cure for "rock – neck " ??? If I play a small stage and cant >move around a lot I nod my head to keep time. Next day – agony. >Sc

Looser shorts,you can figure the rest. Greg Z to thine own sound be true

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– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Chiropractor=Witchdoctor. > Ever known anyone who has only gone once ??? > They’re not all the same (or, didn’t used to be). The first > time my back went out, it was all I could do to get up out > of a chair. "Walked" into the ch’s office, all stooped over, > walked out like nothing was wrong. Didn’t last, though, and > it took three visits (total) to get it straightened up. Since then, > I’ve pretty much figured out how to get it back in, myself. > My brother used to get these horribly excruciating headaches > (screwed up dive off a quarry cliff), and this same doc always > fixed him right up, too. > But, yeah… we certainly have some around here who seem > to think (or, certainly, want *you* to believe) that regular > visits are a must. Ch-chinnng. > Jeff > http://www.jefftturner.com

Yeah that’s because they typically really don’t cure anything the just give you a temp fix. Which can be good in the short term, but that’s it. Lloyd

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says… > Does he have a cure for "rock – neck " ??? If I play a small stage and cant > move around a lot I nod my head to keep time. Next day – agony.

You just need to practice head-banging… gets those neck muscles pumped. __ Steve .

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> Does he have a cure for "rock – neck " ??? If I play a small stage and cant > move around a lot I nod my head to keep time. Next day – agony. You just need to practice head-banging… gets those neck muscles pumped. I’ll say. But don’t overdo it the first time, or you’ll be stiff necked the next day.

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Bad habit I know. I’ve seen it on vid and it looks like shit too, I just can’t seem to remember to stop doing it while I’m playing. Grrr

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Find a different way to keep time. Nodding your head doesn’t sound > like a very effective way to keep time anyhow. If you don’t find a > better way to keep time, you’ll continue to have that problem. Don’t > pay a doctor to fix a symptom of something you probably shouldn’t be > doing in the first place. Just stop doing it. > Pete >Does he have a cure for "rock – neck " ??? If I play a small stage and cant >move around a lot I nod my head to keep time. Next day – agony. >Sc >> >>> Chiropractor=Witchdoctor. >> >>> Ever known anyone who has only gone once ??? >> >>> Sc >> >> I will say that their manipulaions are a good quick and temporary fix. >> >> But yeah they don’t do much in the long term. >> > Except keep their customers coming back :) >> > Sc >> Actually the doctor I have seen for my (now fixed) neck/ back problems is >a >> Neck and back Surgeon and a Chiroprator. >> When my neck and back were "cranked" he would manipulate me to temporarly >> fix/ releave the problem -the "manipulations" are great for that. But >> clearly it was the muscle exercises and stretching that have fixed my >> problems. >> Lloyd >> >> Lloyd >> >>>> I got an even better fix. >> >>>> Go to the doctor (a specialist -GPs don’t know shit) and get a >> > diagnosis. >> >>>> Then (hopefully you don’t need surgery) go to the physio and get the >> > tools >> >>>> to fix it properly. Avoid surgery at all costs, surgery should only >be >> >>> your >> >>>> last resort. >> >>>> Lloyd >> >>>> (notice I didn’t mention a Chiropractor) >> >>>>> I’d recommend buying a 2 wheel hand truck. One with pneumatic tires >> >>>>> and built in stair helpers to help you deal with the stairs. >That’ll >> >>>>> allow you to continue using the tube amp, and also be a lot less >> >>>>> expensive than even a cheap SS amp (that’ll sound like shit anyhow). >> >>>>> Pete >> >>>>>> Well, I need a light and versitile amp. >> >>>>>> I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp >is >> >>> too >> >>>>>> heavy and too loud. >> >>>>>> I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. >> >>>>>> Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low >> >>> volume >> >>>>>> tone is important. >> >>>>>> I am going out tonight to try SS amps. >> >>>>>> I’m looking in the 50w range. >> >>>>>> Anyone here have any suggestions?

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Yeah, I always thought it looked weird when people did that, but I think there’s a whole generation of musicians doing it now. The generation previous to mine who I saw performing when I grew up (any day now) didn’t bob their heads, so I don’t either. I wonder who started that head bobbing trend. You could try getting a neck brace and using that until you stop doing it. If anyone asks you about it just tell them it’s armer for protecting you from thrown beer bottles, and you’ll wear it until the bar installs chicken wire. A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do. Pete – Hide quoted text — Show quoted text ->Bad habit I know. I’ve seen it on vid and it looks like shit too, I just >can’t seem to remember to stop doing it while I’m playing. Grrr > Find a different way to keep time. Nodding your head doesn’t sound > like a very effective way to keep time anyhow. If you don’t find a > better way to keep time, you’ll continue to have that problem. Don’t > pay a doctor to fix a symptom of something you probably shouldn’t be > doing in the first place. Just stop doing it. > Pete > >Does he have a cure for "rock – neck " ??? If I play a small stage and >cant > >move around a lot I nod my head to keep time. Next day – agony. > >Sc > >> >>> Chiropractor=Witchdoctor. > >> >>> Ever known anyone who has only gone once ??? > >> >>> Sc > >> >> I will say that their manipulaions are a good quick and temporary >fix. > >> >> But yeah they don’t do much in the long term. > >> > Except keep their customers coming back :) > >> > Sc > >> Actually the doctor I have seen for my (now fixed) neck/ back problems >is > >a > >> Neck and back Surgeon and a Chiroprator. > >> When my neck and back were "cranked" he would manipulate me to >temporarly > >> fix/ releave the problem -the "manipulations" are great for that. But > >> clearly it was the muscle exercises and stretching that have fixed my > >> problems. > >> Lloyd > >> >> Lloyd > >> >>>> I got an even better fix. > >> >>>> Go to the doctor (a specialist -GPs don’t know shit) and get a > >> > diagnosis. > >> >>>> Then (hopefully you don’t need surgery) go to the physio and get >the > >> > tools > >> >>>> to fix it properly. Avoid surgery at all costs, surgery should >only > >be > >> >>> your > >> >>>> last resort. > >> >>>> Lloyd > >> >>>> (notice I didn’t mention a Chiropractor) > >> >>>>> I’d recommend buying a 2 wheel hand truck. One with pneumatic >tires > >> >>>>> and built in stair helpers to help you deal with the stairs. > >That’ll > >> >>>>> allow you to continue using the tube amp, and also be a lot less > >> >>>>> expensive than even a cheap SS amp (that’ll sound like shit >anyhow). > >> >>>>> Pete > >> >>>>>> Well, I need a light and versitile amp. > >> >>>>>> I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube >amp > >is > >> >>> too > >> >>>>>> heavy and too loud. > >> >>>>>> I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around >anymore. > >> >>>>>> Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, >low > >> >>> volume > >> >>>>>> tone is important. > >> >>>>>> I am going out tonight to try SS amps. > >> >>>>>> I’m looking in the 50w range. > >> >>>>>> Anyone here have any suggestions?

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I would suggest trying a Fender Blues Jr. it’s small, sounds nice, pretty cheap and sounds pretty good.

– Hide quoted text — Show quoted text -> Well, I need a light and versitile amp. > I’m beginning to play with people and my 1979 Carvin 100W Tube amp is too > heavy and too loud. > I injured my back, and I just can’t lug this thing around anymore. > Also, since I only play in a basement or a garage occasionally, low volume > tone is important. > I am going out tonight to try SS amps. > I’m looking in the 50w range. > Anyone here have any suggestions?

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