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KENNY KRUPNICK


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Grove City,Ohio
Post  Posted 14 Feb 2019 5:37 pm    
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What make of power amp is good for steel to use along with a separate pre amp?
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George Kimery


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Limestone, TN, USA
Post  Posted 14 Feb 2019 9:30 pm     Power Ampas
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I had a Stewart World 1.2, which I thought was great. But it was 15.5" deep and would not fit into a standard rack case. I had a deep 6 space case, but it was way too big to carry around. I sold the Stuart and am now using my Stereo Steel RCA inputs to plug in my Evans pre-amp. The Stereo Steel has two 300 watt power amps. I can go from Stereo Steel to Evans by just moving the guitar cable from one to the other. This is a sweet set-up, so I am suggesting you think about a Stereo Steel for the power amp because you will then have two different amps at your fingertips.
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Jim Cooley


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The 'Ville, Texas, USA
Post  Posted 14 Feb 2019 9:53 pm    
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Kenny - I'm sure you will get several good suggestions. George's is certainly worth considering. For size, light weight, power, and simplicity look into a Straight Ahead power amp sold by forum member Jay Ganz. 500 Watts @ 4 Ohms, 5" X 7", 1 1/2 pounds. Check out Jay's Facebook page for more information.
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George Seymour


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Notown, Vermont, USA
Post  Posted 15 Feb 2019 5:03 am     Re: power amp
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KENNY KRUPNICK wrote:
What make of power amp is good for steel to use along with a separate pre amp?


Ah want to go big dog? I used this for a while with a Rev preamp. Very good, very heavy. Tubes... all the way..

http://www.fryette.com/two-ninety-two/
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Dale Rottacker


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Post  Posted 15 Feb 2019 6:07 am    
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I used a Crown XLS 1002 with my Revelation Tube Pre-amp... Recommended to me by Brad Sarno... A Spectacular amp with a boat load of power.
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George Seymour


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Post  Posted 15 Feb 2019 6:26 am    
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Dale Rottacker wrote:
I used a Crown XLS 1002 with my Revelation Tube Pre-amp... Recommended to me by Brad Sarno... A Spectacular amp with a boat load of power.




Hah hah Sarno recommended the Fryette to me.. are you using it now??
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George Seymour


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Post  Posted 15 Feb 2019 6:26 am    
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Dale Rottacker wrote:
I used a Crown XLS 1002 with my Revelation Tube Pre-amp... Recommended to me by Brad Sarno... A Spectacular amp with a boat load of power.




Hah hah Sarno recommended the Fryette to me.. are you using it now??
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Dale Rottacker


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Post  Posted 15 Feb 2019 7:55 am    
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George Seymour wrote:
Dale Rottacker wrote:
I used a Crown XLS 1002 with my Revelation Tube Pre-amp... Recommended to me by Brad Sarno... A Spectacular amp with a boat load of power.




Hah hah Sarno recommended the Fryette to me.. are you using it now??


Hey George, no I’m not using it any more, but for no other reason than I ended up going to a Telonic’s 500C Super Twin 212 amp... just under 40 pounds... My rack was getting a little rediculous... I have a 10x10 Roll away rack, but full of gear it's well over 100 pounds... takes two men and a boy to carry LOL
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George Seymour


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Post  Posted 15 Feb 2019 8:22 am    
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Nice Dale.. but you gotta stay away from that new stuff hee hee Very Happy
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Dale Rottacker


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Post  Posted 15 Feb 2019 12:18 pm    
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George Seymour wrote:
Nice Dale.. but you gotta stay away from that new stuff hee hee Very Happy

No kidding George... I also have a Quilter Steelaire Rackmount which is a really nice amp with maybe the best built in Reverb I’ve heard... I love the amp but need to sell it... I like the DI in the Telonics better. I don’t want MORE gear, but I am planning on a new D10 Wink
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KENNY KRUPNICK


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Grove City,Ohio
Post  Posted 15 Feb 2019 5:51 pm     power amp
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Since Peavey no longer makes the single rack space digital power amps, I thought either a Crown, or QSC.
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Ken Metcalf


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Converse Texas USA
Post  Posted 21 Feb 2019 10:09 am    
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Straight Ahead power amp sold by Jay Ganz. 500 Watts @ 4 Ohms, 5" X 7", 1 1/2 pounds.
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Robert Parent


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Gillette, WY
Post  Posted 21 Feb 2019 10:36 am    
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ART makes a couple single rack space amps: SLA1 and SLA2. I have not tried them but have been thinking about buying one.

Robert
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Dwayne Neufeld


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Didsbury,Alberta, Canada
Post  Posted 21 Feb 2019 12:37 pm    
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I agree with Ken. The Straight Ahead from Jay Ganz is the best,it's small and very light, plus Jay is a great guy to deal with.
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Glenn Taylor


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Denver, CO, USA
Post  Posted 9 Oct 2019 6:41 am    
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Jay Ganz's straight ahead power amp is hard to beat for its size, power and sound quality. I use it a lot around town and it is an integral part of my travel rig.
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Dennis Detweiler


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Solon, Iowa, US
Post  Posted 9 Oct 2019 9:53 am    
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Crown with my Rev
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Roger Dillingham


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Kentucky, USA
Post  Posted 9 Oct 2019 4:52 pm     Power amp to use for steel guitar
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Hey Kenny, I would have to also recommend Jay Ganz's Straight Ahead power amp. 500 watts @ 4 ohms; it's mono of course but even if you need stereo, buy 2! It is a great price that won't break the bank! I bought one, used it for a little while but mine was the newer version with it's own cooling fan. The fan seemed noisy to me so I contacted Jay...he said "no problem send it back to me and I'll check it out". He got it back, told me yes it was "crazy loud" and he would take care of it. He did...got it back in about a week. That's including USPS shipping time! It's totally quiet now. He's a good guy who will take care of you! It's so small, I have mine tucked away inside at the back of a 3-space rack. You will love it's compactness! JMHO, Roger Smile
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Dave Diehl


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Mechanicsville, MD, USA
Post  Posted 10 Oct 2019 2:43 pm    
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Another vote for the Fryette. Heavy but nothing sounds better.
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David Ball


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Linville, North Carolina
Post  Posted 10 Oct 2019 3:20 pm    
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I've used some of the Peavey industrial amps. They're made for PA systems in big buildings and such, and they're fairly heavy rackmounts. But they're dirt cheap, reliable and sound great. I think I paid $20 for the last one I bought--surplus out of an industrial complex. The IPA series.

Dave
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Tim Sergent


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Hendersonville, TN, USA
Post  Posted 11 Oct 2019 4:46 am    
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I've heard that Rocktron's Mainline is good as well
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Tim Sergent


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Hendersonville, TN, USA
Post  Posted 11 Oct 2019 4:51 am    
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And I've also wanted to get a Carvin TS-100, but haven't yet
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