Discuss the stuff that makes your ears bleed.

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BY jeremyb
#687325
They're great amps to be honest, and bargain basement prices, gets them made in china and replaces some parts locally, job done!
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BY Olderama
#687326
Very good they are all tested before shipping
And great service :)
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BY twangnsnarl
#687330
Sounds really good in the demo. There are a few MPC owners here who are all very happy with theirs. I had the little 5W Tweed Princeton clone and that was pretty cool.
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BY k1w1
#687332
I've had the 5 watt Princeton for a few years now, can't fault it great tone and haven't had anything go wrong. Great value.

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BY GrantB
#687333
An EL84 Tremoverb?

The one I played a few years back sounded compressed and didn't seem to have either the iron, or the speaker to deliver convincing bottom end.

Sounds like my experience isn't the norm.
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BY Slowy
#687335
GrantB wrote:An EL84 Tremoverb?

The one I played a few years back sounded compressed and didn't seem to have either the iron, or the speaker to deliver convincing bottom end.

Sounds like my experience isn't the norm.

You've just forgotten what it's like to be a bottom feeder. :wink:
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BY jeremyb
#687343
Mmmm when you drive ferrari's every day theres plenty to pick wrong with a toyota corolla :lol:
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BY Bg
#687351
its ok, its well known that he has tin ears...
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BY willow13
#687353
jeremyb wrote:Mmmm when you drive ferrari's every day theres plenty to pick wrong with a toyota corolla :lol:


yeah but at least you can push the pedal all the way to the floor without uncle bill throwing expensive paper at you
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BY crowbgood1
#687368
I have had a 5w job for a few years. Great harp amp and it has never missed a beat, though I do every now and then. It cost 175 to the door.

Some he builds, and some he imports.
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BY bbrunskill
#687459
I did sound for a band recently using a 5watt champ clone and a Tweed Deluxe clone, both from MPC. Both sounded really good. I suspect as with every budget amp many corners are cut but you can probably overcome some of that with new tubes and a better speaker. You might be able to order one to be built with a really nice OT too
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BY GrantB
#687461
crowbgood1 wrote:I have had a 5w job for a few years. Great harp amp and it has never missed a beat, though I do every now and then. It cost 175 to the door.

Some he builds, and some he imports.


Can't argue with the price.
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BY Rog
#687475
crowbgood1 wrote:I have had a 5w job


Is that a new name for a hand shandy?
BY goldtop0
#687499
A buddy of mine got a Classic 5 Deluxe combo off trademe about mid last year(it is a few years old with the plain brown grille cloth), put a Celestion Blue in it and it sounds exceptional......best sounding smaller amp I've played.Big fat and gutsy with a LP.
I got one sent to me based on the tone of my mates and as I sort of expected there were a number of changes in the components used that made it sound different and not for the better.
Sent it to Clarry Schollum and he changed this and that resistor/cap etc to spec with my mates and it's now only a hairs breadth away from his one in tone.Works great with my acoustic/electric gats too.
Another friend of mine(a harp player) has a 40w 2x12 that he got new about a year ago, I played it and it sounded compressed and fuzzy, definitely not like a tube 40 watter should. So again his one went to Clarry who did his magic and it sounds a lot better. He had to change quite a few things in that one and commented that it was all over the place spec wise plus it had a bad 6L6 tube as I found which didn't help at all.
Problem with MPC is that he does everything by email as I found so no talkie on the phone.