Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Hughes And Kettner Matrix 100, a good choice?
Bluesrock
post May 9 2008, 08:35 PM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 81
Joined: 29-January 08
From: South Africa
Member No.: 4.047



im going tomoro to look at one and i want to know anyone's opinion on them such as reliability ,also this will be my first big amp and im wondering if i cn still prctise on an amp like this? thanks in advance for any advice

Nevermind i think the shop that i was going to see's website is lying because everywhere else i look they seem to say that the model is discontinued.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
MickeM
post May 9 2008, 09:36 PM
Post #2


Born of NWOBHM, Moderation Team Leader
*

Group: Members
Posts: 8.562
Joined: 9-January 07
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 1.062



QUOTE (Bluesrock @ May 9 2008, 09:35 PM) *
im going tomoro to look at one and i want to know anyone's opinion on them such as reliability ,also this will be my first big amp and im wondering if i cn still prctise on an amp like this? thanks in advance for any advice

Nevermind i think the shop that i was going to see's website is lying because everywhere else i look they seem to say that the model is discontinued.

Good amp, good choice! As good as the solid state amps gets.

Yes, being a solid state it's still good for practise at low volumes. And yes I think it's been discontinues and replaced by the Attax series. I think!


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bluesrock
post May 10 2008, 07:13 AM
Post #3


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 81
Joined: 29-January 08
From: South Africa
Member No.: 4.047



ok thanks 4 the advice, so a tube amp wouldn't be a good idea because im now looking at a h&k switchblade 100. if i wanted to be able to practise with this amp should i rather get the 50watt version?

also do u have any experience with the attax series?
thanks alot
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Hisham Al-Sanea
post May 10 2008, 09:21 AM
Post #4


Instructor
*

Group: Passive
Posts: 4.085
Joined: 19-October 07
From: middle east / lebanon
Member No.: 3.084



good choice mate


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bluesrock
post May 11 2008, 12:32 PM
Post #5


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 81
Joined: 29-January 08
From: South Africa
Member No.: 4.047



Ok forget the H&K i think i've found my amp. its a Laney LV300T. its within my price range and suits my playing style and it can be turned down low enough to practise without messing up the sound. does anyone have any experience with this amp or any advice/objections to buying this amp
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
MickeM
post May 11 2008, 01:39 PM
Post #6


Born of NWOBHM, Moderation Team Leader
*

Group: Members
Posts: 8.562
Joined: 9-January 07
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Member No.: 1.062



I've got a Switchblade 100W and it works to practice with - sounds good and very low volumes even. Sounds godlike turned up. wink.gif
But, if there had been a 50W available when I was on the hunt for an amp I would have gotten that. 100W tube amp for 99% of all occacions is a bit too much.


--------------------
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
JVM
post May 11 2008, 04:41 PM
Post #7


Learning Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.878
Joined: 2-June 07
From: Raleigh-Durham, NC
Member No.: 1.984



It looks like the lv300t is a hybrid amp to me? I can't really tell though. Laney makes great stuff no doubt, but in this case I'd go with the switchblade, from what I hear H&K is really great too and the switchblade is really versatile and great sounding I think, at least going from what I hear from micke smile.gif


--------------------
Gear: Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Gibson '67 RI Flying V, Mesa Boogie F-30 112 combo, crazy pedals.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bluesrock
post May 11 2008, 08:18 PM
Post #8


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 81
Joined: 29-January 08
From: South Africa
Member No.: 4.047



the laney only has a tube pre-amp. the guy at the store said its one of the few that wouldn't make a huge difference turned up or down. do you think thats true or just sales-talk?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
JVM
post May 11 2008, 08:20 PM
Post #9


Learning Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.878
Joined: 2-June 07
From: Raleigh-Durham, NC
Member No.: 1.984



QUOTE (Bluesrock @ May 11 2008, 03:18 PM) *
the laney only has a tube pre-amp. the guy at the store said its one of the few that wouldn't make a huge difference turned up or down. do you think thats true or just sales-talk?


If it has a digital power amp then it's probably true.


--------------------
Gear: Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Gibson '67 RI Flying V, Mesa Boogie F-30 112 combo, crazy pedals.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bluesrock
post May 11 2008, 09:02 PM
Post #10


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 81
Joined: 29-January 08
From: South Africa
Member No.: 4.047



yip i think it is, unfortunenately the switchblade that i tried awhile ago has been sold but im goin back tomoro to try the laney with my own gear and il ask the guy about the switchblade. the only thing dat bothers me is that i don't really want to have to worry about all the maintenance issues that come with tube amps because i don't even have a clue how they work. also i'm not sure when im gna be able to play live so i want an amp that i don't have to crank up to get its real sound
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bogdan Radovic
post May 11 2008, 10:25 PM
Post #11


Bass & Beginner Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.612
Joined: 30-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.410



Laney can be a good choice..Just try it out with your guitar and see how it sound to you!


--------------------
For GMC support please email support (at) guitarmasterclass.net
Check out my lessons and my instructor board.
Check out my beginner guitar lessons course! ; Take a bass course now!
My solo and band songs : Keep Going On, Night Vibe, Kad Te Vidim, Susret, Plava Silueta
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
JVM
post May 11 2008, 10:53 PM
Post #12


Learning Roadie
*

Group: Members
Posts: 2.878
Joined: 2-June 07
From: Raleigh-Durham, NC
Member No.: 1.984



QUOTE (Bluesrock @ May 11 2008, 04:02 PM) *
yip i think it is, unfortunenately the switchblade that i tried awhile ago has been sold but im goin back tomoro to try the laney with my own gear and il ask the guy about the switchblade. the only thing dat bothers me is that i don't really want to have to worry about all the maintenance issues that come with tube amps because i don't even have a clue how they work. also i'm not sure when im gna be able to play live so i want an amp that i don't have to crank up to get its real sound


If you take care of the amp it'll last for a long time until it needs repairs, probably a tube change. I wouldn't really worry about the "maintenance issues", they're an issue so rarely that they wouldnt even really weigh in on a decision for me.


--------------------
Gear: Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster, Gibson '67 RI Flying V, Mesa Boogie F-30 112 combo, crazy pedals.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 17th October 2017 - 10:50 AM