Poll: Back up or no?
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View poll results: Back up or no?
Always bring a back up.
11 38%
Nope, i go commando.
18 62%
Voters: 29.
#1
When you gig, do you bring an extra amp as a back up?



my thought is yes, always have a back up.


does anyone not bring a back up to gigs?
#4
I usually bring two amps and run them in stereo. If one dies, I continue on the other. For important gigs, read Ippon's reply minus the Klon.
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#5
Quote by AeolianSeventh
I usually bring two amps and run them in stereo. If one dies, I continue on the other. For important gigs, read Ippon's reply minus the Klon.


thats what i do most of the time, so that is why i selected a backup in the poll.
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#6
dude, get a Klon!
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#7
Considering I only own one amp, it's pretty much impossible for me to bring a backup.
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#9
no, i never bring a backup. Depending on where you live/play, if your amp breaks, it will be simple borrowing one from either the venue, or someone else playing. My band usually plays with other bands, so i could ask for help, but my gear has always been well taken care of and i am yet to have an amp breakdown.
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#10
It's stereo amp, and I don't think it's tube. However, for a stereo amp, it is very good. Don't plug guitar into it; just use it as hi-fi if it works.
#11
Craig nailed it, although I think you should get a new amp. Budget? Location? Genre?
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#12
i use a line 6 pod for effects. so if my amp breaks i guess i can just run straight into a pa
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#13
I bring a spare guitarist as a backup

also a posse from tgp to make sure i'm getting teh righteous tones.
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#14
I just bring my Krank Rev Jr Pro.

If it dies on me... I panic and telephone every single person I know and try to con one of them to bring their amp for me.



Works every time... tho I am running out of threats and cons.
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#16
It's stereo amp, and I don't think it's tube. However, for a stereo amp, it is very good. Don't plug guitar into it; just use it as hi-fi if it works.
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#17
Quote by greeny23
Buy a Klon.

wait so i can just run from guitar, to klon, to the pa?

you sir may have just made my day.
#18
i think you should just bring a spare band. if you pop a string, break a snare head, have an amp die, or have a member get sick, just get off the stage and let the other band take over.
Originally posted by primusfan
When you crank up the gain to 10 and switch to the lead channel, it actually sounds like you are unjustifiably bombing an innocent foreign land.


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#19
I take spare tubes, spare amp, soldering iron, cutters, spare cables, batteries, at least three guitars and several packs of strings. Hell, I even take a spare PA amp.
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#21
Quote by InanezGuitars44
i think you should just bring a spare band. if you pop a string, break a snare head, have an amp die, or have a member get sick, just get off the stage and let the other band take over.


+1

i'mma do this instead of the spare guitarist at the next opportunity.

i'll see if ratt has an opening in their schedule.
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#22
i just always keep a d.i. box with my pa setup so i would just d.i. out of my pedalboard to the p.a.
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#23
Everyone knows it's stereo amp, and I don't think it's tube. However, for a stereo amp, it is very good. Don't plug guitar into it; just use it as hi-fi if it works.
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#24
Always, always always bring a backup. This is why I'll probably never get rid of my Vypyr 75 (unless Peavey releases another Vypyr series at some point).

If your amp dies in the middle of a show, you don' have time to **** around troubleshooting the problem, or replacing tubes in it. Getting the new amp in there will take all of 10 seconds, if you have it ready beforehand. Maybe a minute tops if you don't.

I love the Vypyr in particular because it can pretty much nail any genre you throw at it. Tone won't be top notch, obviously, but for a gig, it's far more than adequate, and it will be there for you, ready to go, for whatever you want/need to do.
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#25
I've never used a backup for trailer space reasons, but one of those small ENGL heads would be ideal. I guess i could buy a V3M. I don't really play shows anymore, but when i did i had a 5150, didn't need a backup, thing was a tank. But i guess it would have been smart to bring one, i got very lucky.
#26
never took a spare amp to a gig (it's been many years since i've been in a band though). spare tubes yes. back in the day i had an amp for shows and band practice plus one aqt home just for home practice. always did what i could to maintain my stage amp and not beat on it to much. i did change the tubes more often than most though to avoid that issue. never had one go down on me. as someon mentioned you can usually borrow another guys ampt for the show if really needed.
#27
I take Traynor's Quarterhorse to gigs, and usually a set of tubes. Short of blowing a speaker, I'm covered. Should that remarkably happen, I don't see any of the guys I gig with being heartless enough to withhold an 8 ohm cab on me =P
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#28
gregs1020, you copied my thread. I don't mind though.
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