Time to Sell the R30

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Re: Time to Sell the R30

Post by msmith4432 » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:00 am

DiabloS wrote:
msmith4432 wrote:It's the head, condtion 9 out of 10. Slight little ding in the tolex.
Sounds like we have the exact same head for sale!
I'm impatient and Baton Rouge is about the worst city to try to sell music gear, so I put mine on eBay, somebody go buy it!!!! It's been taken care of real well. The starting bid is $675 now you guys go bid, what do you have to lose at $675 and it's in great shape.
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Re: Time to Sell the R30

Post by Van Cleef » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:26 am

Ronnie Robinson wrote:The R30s a good Amp but we all move on .....

agreed...

it was fun to gig with for a couple of years... recorded an ep with it... and it got used a smidge on our album... but all in all just too fizzy, and the natural channel is sweet but gutless
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Re: Time to Sell the R30

Post by ironlung40 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:09 am

Van Cleef wrote:
Ronnie Robinson wrote:The R30s a good Amp but we all move on .....

agreed...

it was fun to gig with for a couple of years... recorded an ep with it... and it got used a smidge on our album... but all in all just too fizzy, and the natural channel is sweet but gutless

Yeah, I moved on as well. It's a good amp, but so are a lot of others. It didn't have enough headroom for me to get the bold cleanish to breakup low end sounds over a loud drummer. It just went into break up too soon. For gainy sounds it was great though. I went to an OR120.
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Re: Time to Sell the R30

Post by Van Cleef » Mon Jul 30, 2012 1:30 am

ironlung40 wrote:
Van Cleef wrote:
Ronnie Robinson wrote:The R30s a good Amp but we all move on .....

agreed...

it was fun to gig with for a couple of years... recorded an ep with it... and it got used a smidge on our album... but all in all just too fizzy, and the natural channel is sweet but gutless

Yeah, I moved on as well. It's a good amp, but so are a lot of others. It didn't have enough headroom for me to get the bold cleanish to breakup low end sounds over a loud drummer. It just went into break up too soon. For gainy sounds it was great though. I went to an OR120.

i had the combo - and i got another ppc112 loaded with a greenback... that didn't really make it louder but it certainly made it sound a bit bigger...

then i went to an all original 1983 marshall jcm800 2x12 combo... which on lo gain channel is an excellent pedal platform - and on the high gain - well - i instantly got the sound i was looking for... but could never quite find on the r30

i also regularly gig with this freak of a thing... my dream is to find a second one and run them in stereo

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Re: Time to Sell the R30

Post by msmith4432 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:09 am

What is that amp?
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Re: Time to Sell the R30

Post by Van Cleef » Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:36 am

msmith4432 wrote:What is that amp?

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i think they only made a couple of hundred of them...
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Re: Time to Sell the R30

Post by iblastoff » Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:24 pm

very tempted to trade off my r30 head for a modded fender twin reverb head :(
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Re: Time to Sell the R30

Post by oranginator » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:53 pm

Not sure about the Electra Dyne, but you'd be nuts to trade your Rocker for a Mesa Rectifier series amp, though. Ugh, I wish those things would just fizzle out like a bad fart that they are.

I may be interested in a Rocker that has an effects loop mod. Would be nice to have around. :)
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Re: Time to Sell the R30

Post by msmith4432 » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:01 pm

oranginator wrote:Not sure about the Electra Dyne, but you'd be nuts to trade your Rocker for a Mesa Rectifier series amp, though. Ugh, I wish those things would just fizzle out like a bad fart that they are.

I may be interested in a Rocker that has an effects loop mod. Would be nice to have around. :)
It's a certain stereotype that all mesa's are metal amps. This is somewhat because of the popularity of the rectifier series. I agree they sound like mud. And no I wouldn't trade the rocker for anything in the rectifier series. However the truth is most of the Mesa line is not metal amps. The Electra Dyne is a more british flavored rock blues amp. Some describe it as a JCM 800 and a fender blackface in one amp. Never played the jcm800 but the ED definately has killer classic crunch and will go a little heavier but nowhere close to the metal zone
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