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RE: trace elliot road 160 head
The characteristics & specs resembles a lot the G-PA160s I have, a
dual-space rackmount solid-state reactor power stage 2x80W for guitar.
clear indeed, as little coloring (in my estimation) as I've been able to
find. And indeed can be dangerously loud - I'm constantly fishing for the
right level setting in the very low end of the range of the level pots.
I think Trace Elliot only made a brief foray into this type of equipment
before finding its niche again w/ bass & acoustic amplification? Pity, I'm
extremely fond of it, have been for the 10-odd years I've owned it. At the
time, I chose it over the Marshall Valvestate for a more all-round and
>From: "Andy Ewen" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "LD mailing list" <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
>Subject: RE: trace elliot road 160 head
>Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2000 21:39:11 -0000
> Good amps, very reliable. TVT9 is an all-tube twin channel pre-amp
>EM84 illuminated gate tube to show saturation, (like the early Selmer
> Output stages are unusual, in that they are Hitachi K135 MOSFETS
>valve-style output transformers. This gives a rich second-harmonic
> The amp is not super-high gain so will not be for everyone, but the
>sound is very clear up to silly volumes. That's the other thing, these
>are incredibly loud! 2 x 80Watts RMS, which is a bit overkill for lead
>guitar in my opinion and liable to damage eardrums if you're not careful.
> They were very expensive, so if it's a good deal, I can recommend it.
>G-Series pre-amps, which were also available at the time were far too
>complex, so I wouldn't recommend them, (loads of relays which fail). The
>TVT9 however is simple, using cheap ECC83/12AX7 valves and the output
>are pretty much indestructible. Ritchie Sambora used these for a few years
>when Trace was part of Kaman Music.
> If you want, I can mail the operating instructions in PDF,
> ex-Trace Elliot R&D manager.
> Original Message-----
> From: one less than none [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 15 February 2002 20:05
> To: LD mailing list
> Subject: trace elliot road 160 head
> is anyone familiar with these amp heads ??
> i have seen one on ebay
> 2 x 80 watt power sections and TVT9 preamp
> but i cant find any info on it, trace eliiot are not being much help
> has anyone ever used one ??
> one less than none
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