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Carvin mts-3200

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I was wondering what everyones opinion of this amp was?
Ive read like a ton of good reviews for it. But, the price of it, in the back of my mind makes me think there has got to be something wrong with it (they sell the full stack version of this thing for like 1200 bucks, i mean, seriously, is there something wrong with it?).
So, I was just wondering what some of you thought.
Thanx
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$600 for the head actually. I wouldn't hesitate on it personally, Carvin makes good stuff. I would want to play one, but it sounds like a good deal to me.
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Originally Posted by demon_hunter I was wondering what everyones opinion of this amp was?
Ive read like a ton of good reviews for it. But, the price of it, in the back of my mind makes me think there has got to be something wrong with it (they sell the full stack version of this thing for like 1200 bucks, i mean, seriously, is there something wrong with it?).
So, I was just wondering what some of you thought.
Thanx I have the half stack, and I love it to death! It'll be a long time before I get another head. The cleans are absolutely amazing (and this is coming from a fellow metalhead), and the overdrive is excellent. However, I don't really think it's geared towards metal. But in the near future, I plan on swapping out the tubes in the power amp (Sovtek 5881's) for some EL34's, which I've been told improves the overdrive quite a bit. I like this amp more than my coguitarist's Mesa Triple Recto. If you're considering it, I say go for it.
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There is nothing wrong with it. Carvin simply makes excellent stuff, and since they sell factory direct, they can sell it for much less then it would normally be.
My recommendation though, if you are indeed looking at amps to buy, is to check out their V3. The general opinion is that it can do everything an MTS can, plus a lot more. It's marketed as a high gain amp, but it can do a lot more. One guy on the board just sold his Fender Twin because he could get close enough sounds from the V3 that most guitarists out there couldn't tell the difference. Thats darn good if you ask me. Add all the features that come with it, and you have yourself a bargain. I plan on getting one in the next year or two to replace my Traynor, and I look forward to it. I just wish that they had a combo version...but that might come in the next year or so...who knows.
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Originally Posted by PianoMan My recommendation though, if you are indeed looking at amps to buy, is to check out their V3. The general opinion is that it can do everything an MTS can, plus a lot more. It's marketed as a high gain amp, but it can do a lot more. One guy on the board just sold his Fender Twin because he could get close enough sounds from the V3 that most guitarists out there couldn't tell the difference. Thats darn good if you ask me. Add all the features that come with it, and you have yourself a bargain. I plan on getting one in the next year or two to replace my Traynor, and I look forward to it. I just wish that they had a combo version...but that might come in the next year or so...who knows.
Yeah. Actually, about 2 hours after I posted this thread I was back on the carvin site, and I saw a picture of the v3. So I was like, "hmm, this looks like a bass amp,", but after I clicked the link that was in it, and listened to one of the audio demos; I was like, "Duuuuuude, that aint no bass amp", lol.
I like that it has that master eq section, along with that EQX switch, man, you could get some seriously twisted tones out of it.
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seriously, the amps i'm looking into are the mesa recto and the carvin V3. v3 is cheaper, more versatail, all kinds of tones are said to be in in, including recto. (with aftermarket tubes)
the recto, well, it's a recto. 'nuff said. i'll probably only get it if i find either a great deal on one or if the V3 doesn't suit my taste. with that said, hop on the sarvin discussion boards, lots of ppl can help figure out which amp would suit you. and there are some awesome dropped tuning clips of the V3.
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The only thing at the moment I see as a drawback with the v3 is its lack of a good built-in reverb. Which means if I want reverb I have to go with some kind of digital-fx. Tho, I guess thats a draw-back with the rectifiers also.
Thats something I would like to know. Why do these companies build these awsome amps, with all these awsome features, making them practically the perfect amp, and then leave out a built-in reverb?
Also, you would think, that while these designers are making an amp, one of them would say, "You know, this amp is almost perfect, but what its lacking is a good built-in spring reverb!".
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Anyways, Lord willing, if I get this job that Im going after, then maybe in 2-3 months I might get a new amp.
The amps im really seriously considering at this point are the:
1: Carvin mts-3200
2: Carvin v3
3: A used Mesa Rectifier
4: A used Marshall tsl-100
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^^^ i agree, both the recto and V3 need a good reverb tank badly. so i looked into buying a reverb tank and running it as a seperate effect is doable. it is, although i haven't looked into it enough to have a plan, i'll tackle this one after i get the amp.
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