#1
I have read a lot of reviews telling me that these amps are NOT road worthy. I cant tell if its just bashing, or if there really is a problem. I want to buy a tour master because i love how it sounds, but i need something i can take on the road and not worry about.

Also i see a lot of guitar players using them, seems maybe they had a bad batch or something?


please any info on these amp reliability will be appreciated
thanks
#2
Where are these telling you they're not road worthy? They're built for the road, henc the name Tourmaster. Yeah, they're heavy as sh*t, but they're definitely road worthy.

10$ says the people don't even own the amp.
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Lolz that guy is a noob.

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#3
i see, and i know you know what your talking about based on your other posts. Harmony-central.com
about half the reviews there are saying that they are not reliable at all, but like i said i see a lot of Paid guitarists playing them. theres gotta be a reason the pros are using them
#4
Although I did not care for the Tourmaster as much as the Renegade or even the Rebels - I gotta say they felt solid as hell. I really can't imagine there being too many issues with these amps (I also wonder how many have been sold). They seem very well built to me. No, I have not owned one. Also, keep in mind - it is usually people that do have an issue with a new amp that speak up. There will be hundreds of others that are perfectly happy with the quality and build of their amp and never say a word.
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#5
the reason is Bruce Egnater knows how to build an amp.

Most people who had problems seem to be bitching because it was Made in China, which doesn't account for jack all anymore since some factories over there have better QC then american companies (See: Gibson).

Sounds like if you blinfolded them and gave them two identical amps, and told them one was from China and one was from the States, they would automatically pick the american amp for no other reason than the fact that it was MIA.

every batch of amps will have a lemon. No one would be using DSLs/Bugeras/everyimportampevermade if everyone jumped ship as soon as a couple of people have a problem.



FWIW, I knew a guybwho complained about his Deluxe reverb breaking all the time, and i saw him literally THROW IT FROM THE BACK OF HIS PICKUP so he wouldn't have to carry it. take internet reviews with a grain of salt.
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#6
thank you for all the amazing help. i hear the same thing that the chinese squires are actually made better than the american made strats now a days lol. Based on your re assurance, i will buy the tour master, and break the mold of bad reviews im sure.
#7
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thank you for all the amazing help. i hear the same thing that the chinese squires are actually made better than the american made strats now a days lol. Based on your re assurance, i will buy the tour master, and break the mold of bad reviews im sure.

Now I wouldn't go that far. But I'm sure they are perfectly solid amps. I am pretty sure most people with tube amps don't know how to treat them. IE the proper use of the Standby/ON switches, unplugging guitars with the amp still on, etc.
#9
The Tourmaster is absolutely road-worthy...however the Renegade sounds worlds better.
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#10
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Try out a renegade head ploix


Why don't you go ahead and ditch the splawn and get the renegade yourself?

We all know you're secretly thinking about it
#11
Quote by patriotplayer90

Why don't you go ahead and ditch the splawn and get the renegade yourself?

We all know you're secretly thinking about it


Seriously though...the only person I've ever seen talk about how awesome the Renegade is, is......................................................................

I got nothin'. Buy one.
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Also, don't be surprised if some robot hookers try to solicit sex to you on the streets.
#12
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Seriously though...the only person I've ever seen talk about how awesome the Renegade is, is......................................................................

I got nothin'. Buy one.

I agree, he can't keep living out his fantasies with the renegade through us.
#13
Quote by patriotplayer90
I agree, he can't keep living out his fantasies with the renegade through us.

I thought you said last week you didn't think it was all that

I like the Renegade A LOT. Maybe more than the Splawn not really


TS - the Tourmaster is a solid investment. I would have no worries. I'll try to read up on the HC review of it.
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#14
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I thought you said last week you didn't think it was all that

I like the Renegade A LOT. Maybe more than the Splawn not really


TS - the Tourmaster is a solid investment. I would have no worries. I'll try to read up on the HC review of it.

I withdrew that comment. I played it for a second time and thought it was great. I may even consider getting one in the future, but my needs are satisfied right now.
#15
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I withdrew that comment. I played it for a second time and thought it was great. I may even consider getting one in the future, but my needs are satisfied right now.


My needs will be satisfied tomorrow...

...that sounded dirty.
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Also, don't be surprised if some robot hookers try to solicit sex to you on the streets.
#16
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My needs will be satisfied tomorrow...

...that sounded dirty.

Go on...

But seriously tc, try the renegade unless your getting an awesome deal on the tourmaster
#17
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I thought you said last week you didn't think it was all that

I like the Renegade A LOT. Maybe more than the Splawn not really


TS - the Tourmaster is a solid investment. I would have no worries. I'll try to read up on the HC review of it.


i will trade my Renegade straight up for you splawn. seriously, i would even pay for both directions of shipping.
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#18
I am getting the tourmaster for 600. Its in perfect condition and still has 2 years left on the warranty
#19
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I am getting the tourmaster for 600. Its in perfect condition and still has 2 years left on the warranty

Good deal, test it out to see if you like it
#20
The Tourmasters are on clearance everywhere. Not entirely sure why. My local GC has a Tourmaster for like $715 and it's new condition, all original packaging, it even comes with a freaking road case! I would've bought it if I didn't love the Renegade THAT MUCH more.

I really can't see a problem with Egnater's build quality. Dude's been building amps since before most of us were born. He's legit.
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#21
Thanks for the support guys! I just signed up on this forum, to keep in touch with our customers better, and saw this thread. I'll pass the nice comments on to Bruce(my dad). I'll be checking in to a lot of the forums daily, so I look forward to talking to you guys.
#22
Tell your dad the Rebel f*cking rocks while you're at it.
Quote by patriotplayer90
Lolz that guy is a noob.

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#23
Quote by Ian Egnater
Thanks for the support guys! I just signed up on this forum, to keep in touch with our customers better, and saw this thread. I'll pass the nice comments on to Bruce(my dad). I'll be checking in to a lot of the forums daily, so I look forward to talking to you guys.


Tell your Dad we want the Armageddon!!!
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Well, in California, people carry around devices that control the minds of bears. So expect to see people walking their bears.

Also, don't be surprised if some robot hookers try to solicit sex to you on the streets.
#24
Quote by Ian Egnater
Thanks for the support guys! I just signed up on this forum, to keep in touch with our customers better, and saw this thread. I'll pass the nice comments on to Bruce(my dad). I'll be checking in to a lot of the forums daily, so I look forward to talking to you guys.




Yeah, tell him the boys over at Ultimate Guitar love what he is doing. Modular stuff included. I'm a big fan of the Renegade and Tweaker in particular and I'm sure I will love the Armageddon once I get my hands on one.

We also have an Ultimate Egnater thread somewhere close by. I'll go bump it (9:42am CST)

This is me in the GC loud room taking notes



TS - yeah that is a very good deal - I'd take that.
#25
For that price, absolutely get that amp. Most peoples problem with the Tourmaster (myself included) is that it is just a little too expensive for what you're getting. At that price its a great amp for the money.
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Well, in California, people carry around devices that control the minds of bears. So expect to see people walking their bears.

Also, don't be surprised if some robot hookers try to solicit sex to you on the streets.
#26
For anybody wanting the Armageddon, if you live near LA, we will be showing at the LA amp show with a freshly tweaked Armageddon that is very very near what will end up in stores.
#27
^ If I was near LA I would def try to make that.

Is the Armageddon delayed right now or is everything on track as always?

Here is our Egnater Thread....hope you decide to stick around

https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1339413