#1
Got this amp for free, played it and it actually sounds very good (Montarbo, probbly never heard of it ).

I think it might be 4 keyboards tho, could that even be possible??



EDIT: Okay okay sorry ,i'm not a troll, i just made this thread in a real rush

Basically, i've been given this amp from 1988 circa, Montarbo Trio is the name (some old Italian make ) but i've researched and it seems to be a keyboard amp.
Thing is, it sounds pretty good when i plug a guitar in there.

Question: I have a picture of something very similar here, so do you think it IS a keyboard amp? If so, is there any reason why i SHOULD NOT play a guitar through it?

Last edited by Basti95 at Oct 18, 2011,
#4
Quote by Basti95
Got this amp for free, played it and it actually sounds very good (Montarbo, probbly never heard of it ).

I think it might be 4 keyboards tho, could that even be possible??



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#5
I got this amp, but i think it's for keyboards. Is it safe to use?

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#7
It's fine.
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#8
Keyboard amps can work well and sound nice with guitars when used with a modelling unit like a line 6 pod or whathaveyou for home use.
Just don't expect to cut through a band with one.
#11
So if i get a kickass distortion pedal (it's only clean atm) i still shouldn't expect too much?
I'm not too bothered about sticking out in a band btw

Thanks for the help so far
#12
Quote by Basti95
So if i get a kickass distortion pedal (it's only clean atm) i still shouldn't expect too much?
I'm not too bothered about sticking out in a band btw

Thanks for the help so far


Right. Don't expect too much.

It is not about standing out beyond the others in the band. It is about not getting drown out by drums and bass guitar. You support the middle frequencies. That is what guitars do. Fill it.
#13
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So if i get a kickass distortion pedal (it's only clean atm) i still shouldn't expect too much?
I'm not too bothered about sticking out in a band btw

Thanks for the help so far


No. A distortion pedal will sound like arse. You still need a cabinet modelling system, as a guitar speaker has a high and low end roll off. Keyboard amp speakers dont have this.

If the pedal has a cab emulated output itll be workable (though dont expect too much, most such emulations areent too good).

What you ideally need is an MFX pedal, with amp and cab models.

Whether you cut through or not depends on how you EQ your MFX. Do it right, youll come through fine (assuming the other guy doesnt have massive 120W 6505 half stack. 100W or so of SS power will only get you so far)
#14
I see...at this point, is it worth me even keeping it?
I mean, i was actually planning on making do with my indoor amp while investing in a good 400 euro head, i could sell that other amp...is this a better idea?
#16
Don't have a POD, pretty sure i'll sell it...kinda feel bad tho, it was just given to me by a friend of my mum's
#17
Just keep it. It's always good to have a backup amp.
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#18
I already have a Frontman 15, which is fine for playing at home as i do atm.
I also have a 65R which i would sell along with that one, so i can buy a good head that i can eventually pair up with a decent speaker.
Should make at least 600 euro's worth for a Peavey or something, i really don't NEED that amp for anything, since it doesn't even have a distortion channel .