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Tony Prior


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Post  Posted 8 Nov 2018 1:46 am    
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In the interest of a new thread, ( the other is getting pretty long ) I have modified a small 1x12 cab and mounted the 50 Watt head in the cab , just like DV offers. Heck, I have the tools and needed something to do and both the head and the cab were just sitting there....

I am going back to this small 50 watt DV amp/cab for my bi-monthly gig as I feel it really gives me the best fit for this particular gig. Easy , fast setup , small footprint and reasonable tones. Very portable. This gig I am probably 75% on Steel so I can manage the Guitar tones. Actually, on this gig, it's my choice for any song, Guitar or Steel. If I'm in a Push Pull state of mind, it could be 100% on Steel. Laughing

Keep in mind that all of my gigs are double duty, Steel and Guitar, maybe 50 %. For the larger rooms or stages it's one of the other tube amps, be it, 40, 50 or 60 watts. I'm still more anal about guitar tones than I am for the Steel. I take medicine for this.

I do like what Jim Cohen did in upgrading to the 250 watt version. While the 50 is excellent for the small room, or maybe a tad more than a small room, the 250 offers extended performance. I also own a GK MB200 which now becomes the gig bag backup amp, again.


The surgery for the cabinet took about two hours, the amp fits with literally no room to spare with regard to the speaker. This cab is only 10" deep, the DV factory combo is 12" deep which gives it a tad more room .

The cab is a stock closed back Fender 1x12 Super Champ SC-112 , under $150 used. Its all particle board so be aware. But the size is excellent , 17 x 17 x 10. Speaker load and unload from the front. It's not closed back anymore and required some planning ahead of time, along with a pencil , a ruler and a square !

I already had this cab just sitting around otherwise I may have just built one from scratch.



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Tony Prior


From:
Charlotte NC..
Post  Posted 9 Nov 2018 3:48 am    
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Last nights show reminded me just how nice this small 50 watter is, plenty of power that shows up well past 50% of the volume knob along with excellent EQ controls More lo end than we could ever need along with mids that are easily tamed. The tone of the Steel is as good as any other amp, to me, that I have ever used. Others may not agree but thats why we all have opinions. The speaker in the cab is a Fender Gold Label Eminence which is in each of my amps.

Regarding the Telecasters, I generally rotate between two, they both sound different with each amp anyway. One sounds just fine with the DV the other almost just fine. Very workable.

There really is no reason for me to not use this amp for every bi-monthly show at this location. Moderate volume,very clean along with extra punch if required. I'm parking the tube amps for this gig, they stay home. Smile

I have some clips from last night , I'll try to get them up later today.
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Larry Dering


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Post  Posted 9 Nov 2018 10:23 am    
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Good move Tony. Looks like a nifty rig. I like it. Love to hear clips with the steel and Telecaster.
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Greg Lambert


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Illinois, USA
Post  Posted 10 Nov 2018 8:28 pm    
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Great job on the amp cabinet Tony. I really like my DV 50. Lots of punch and eq. I'm going to try the DV 112 cabinet with this { under 20 lbs cab weight. } If it sound as good as it does patched to my BW I'll be a happy camper.
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Tony Prior


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Charlotte NC..
Post  Posted 16 Nov 2018 1:57 am    
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update again:

I am in the process of building an 18 x 18 x 12 cab and installing an Eminence Legend 1518- 15' , (8 ohm) 150 watt speaker and mounting the DV 50 watter in the new cab just as pictured above.

I think the 15 will give me a bit more overall "balanced tone" . At least I think ! None the less, it will still be a very portable unit for my Bi Monthly gigs, small footprint.

8 ohms is important as it allows for the 8 ohm extension speaker to maintain the 4 ohm total load per specs. The Legend is a guitar speaker which is what I prefer. 60 hz to around 4K.

Hope to be completed in a week or so, .we'll see. I work on it in between naps.




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Larry Dering


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Post  Posted 16 Nov 2018 5:51 am    
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Now we're talking. I really like this approach. Hope the results are what you want. Keep up the good work Tony.
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George Macdonald


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Vancouver Island BC Canada
Post  Posted 17 Nov 2018 2:54 pm     DV Mark 50 ll head
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For steel guitar only, how does the tone compare to the MB200? I have an MB200 and a cab with an Eminence EPS-15, but I actually prefer the tone of my Nash. 112, just not the weight.
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