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Is there a good way to make it easier to carry an 85 lb amp around?
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Agreed. How tall is it? 85lbs is getting near "team lift" territory, particularly if it's a tall amp.
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It's a B-52 AT-212. I am gonna buy it, but my Dad says its too heavy and I am pissed off. The dimensions are 27" x 21" x 11". So I guess it is 21" high.
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It's a B-52 AT-212. I am gonna buy it, but my Dad says its too heavy and I am pissed off. The dimensions are 27" x 21" x 11". So I guess it is 21" high.

They are not THAT heavy. You SHOULD be able to lift it on your own.
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Is there a good way to make it easier to carry an 85 lb amp around?


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85lb is heavy, but it is certainly not unliftable. my dad has toolboxes that weigh more than that. they aren't pleasant to carry, but it is doable. if you're planning on carrying it to gigs, think again, but if its just a case of car to practice room or venue, its no real problem.
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#9
Lift with your legs, not your back. That's really all the advice I can give about carrying heavy stuff.
#10
85 lbs is not that heavy, if i can lift my 120 lb 6x12 cab by myself you can lift that.
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Lift with your legs, not your back. That's really all the advice I can give about carrying heavy stuff.


Very good advice mr_hankey. lifting stuff with your back hurts.
another idea would be possibly use a dolly (or hand truck, whichever you choose to call it) to wheel it places. thats all i can think of right now.
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Lift with your legs, not your back. That's really all the advice I can give about carrying heavy stuff.

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Nothing is more demoralizing then throwing your back out at a young age.

Here is a tip. Get the 112 version instead. You don't really need the extra speaker and 50 watts IMO, especially if you are going to have trouble carrying it around.
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Nothing is more demoralizing then throwing your back out at a young age.

Here is a tip. Get the 112 version instead. You don't really need the extra speaker and 50 watts IMO, especially if you are going to have trouble carrying it around.


Maybe I don't need those, but I feel I need the extra gain channel and the foot-switch to switch between those. Do not forget the triple-rectifier (it would be useful). The 212 has kind of a crunchy gain channel and a heavy metal gain channel. The 112 lacks one of these channels.
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85lb is heavy, but it is certainly not unliftable. my dad has toolboxes that weigh more than that. they aren't pleasant to carry, but it is doable. if you're planning on carrying it to gigs, think again, but if its just a case of car to practice room or venue, its no real problem.

Same here. He had one back when he used to work construction. I think it weighed in at around 90-something pounds.

But, so not to spam, casters are definately a must. Just be sure to roll it smoothly.
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Maybe I don't need those, but I feel I need the extra gain channel and the foot-switch to switch between those. Do not forget the triple-rectifier (it would be useful). The 212 has kind of a crunchy gain channel and a heavy metal gain channel. The 112 lacks one of these channels.

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Just get an OD. Dont shy away from a good amp just because it doesnt have 2 gain channels.
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A dolly would help you a lot.

I used one to carry a large TV up an incline about 500 feet.

It worked wonders.
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Good idea, but wouldn't you rather get the 212 anyway?

No.

No one needs 120 watts of tube. Waste of money
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No.

No one needs 120 watts of tube. Waste of money


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No.

No one needs 120 watts of tube. Waste of money


I use my 120 watt tube amp cranked all the time, I mean i guess I could use a 100 watt but seriously i hate people say that no one needs it, having a loud amp with a lot of headroom is very handy.
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#24
Castors and tube amps are a bad mix. They tend to rattle the amp too much. It's one thing to roll the amp across the gym floor, but usually you find yourself rolling it along the coblestones, too.

If you need wheels on an amp, the best way to go is with a fully padded road case. Something to absorb the vibrations.
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#25
Maybe I should just go for the 60 watt 112. I mean, 60 watts is loud enough. Louder than my friends 120 watt solid-state JC-120. If I worry about the extra gain channel, can't I just get a OD pedal and an EQ?
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60 watts will be more than enough.

And yeah, I'm pretty sure that'll work.
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1. Go to GC
2. Buy the amp, get them to include an overdrive
3. ?????
4. PROFIT!

Just get an OD. Dont shy away from a good amp just because it doesnt have 2 gain channels.


Thats possibly the dumbest thing ive seen today
Just adding an OD isnt going to make his amp sound like the high gain channel on the 212.
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HAHAHAHAHAHA... Says the kid with the Line6 Spider.

Ignorant idiot..

Ever think that maybe this was my first amp? Im actually getting a B-52 AT112 next week.

Go back to your hole, no one wants ignorant douchebags here.


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My suggestion was just to emulate two gain channels, not emulate the sound of the gain channel.

If he has an OD, he can put it over the lead channel, and when its engaged it would act as a boosted channel, if you know what I'm saying
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#29
you could be a man about it and just lift it. its not really that heavy. you'll find it easier to lift over time too, as you get stronger.

also, as someone said earlier (think it was slats), you will destroy your tubes if you try and roll it about everywhere, so consider a proper flightcase.

or you could cut some holes for recessed handles on each side, making a 2 person lift easier.
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#30
I see your point mike, but my point was that if he likes the extra gain channel, why settle for less type thing.
But 80 pounds is br00tal to carry when its that big. I hate carrying around my 60 pound traynor. I guess grow a set and carry, or invest in an ATA case.
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#31
Yeah. Maybe I should get the 112 then, because the difference between 85 lbs and 40 lbs is huge.

BTW an OD and EQ would be perfect. The only reason why I wanted two gain channels was because I wanted one of the gain channels to be for rhythm, and when I have a solo, I use the other one. So actually, getting the 112 and OD + EQ would be better than getting the 212 only I suppose.
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Quote by mike.h
Ignorant idiot..

Ever think that maybe this was my first amp? Im actually getting a B-52 AT112 next week.

Go back to your hole, no one wants ignorant douchebags here.


Calm down dude, you get mad too easily. Congrats on your B-52 my friend has it and loves it, sounds damn good to me too.
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#33
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No.

No one needs 120 watts of tube. Waste of money


Actually, at the Guitar Center I go to, the AT112 and the AT212 are only $25 apart. And, you get the extra gain channel and tri-mode rectifier.
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Actually, at the Guitar Center I go to, the AT112 and the AT212 are only $25 apart. And, you get the extra gain channel and tri-mode rectifier.

gofor the 212 and get an ATA case dude.
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#35
I can't find an ATA case for the 212. I'll might as well get 112 with EQ and OD. Then again, I will be moving it around a lot.