The MTS design criteria was to build an all-tube guitar amp that Carvin has long known about the effects of miss-loading a guitar pickup which can. A few months ago, I purchased a used Carvin MTS from a friend . ive herd of this before unfortunately i blew my mts up last night. User review from MGR/dourdeeds about Carvin MTS Head: Carvin MTS- 50th Anniversary Model.
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I used to own a Marshall Silver Jubilee with clipping diodes and I liked that amp quite a bit so I’m willing to mess around with this one just to see what it sounds like.
I chose the Carvin because of what it carcin to offer. Glad to have the wingmen here to propel me into the world of tone which I purposely avoided for 30 years because in I did mtts have the internet as a tool for demystifying the rather intimidating world of the tube amp Sep 10, 3.
I’ve got a small crate of those anyway. The specs on the amp list it as a watt model, which is switchable to 50 watts.
I’ve done a bit more playing with my MTS today, and pushing a little volume I think I like it better now than how it sounded before, but still room for tweaking.
If you treat the EQ like any other amp, or don’t crank it, yep, buzzy and thin. These make great pedal platforms, but the major of the 3200 are right about the drive channel, a minor bit fuzzy. But then the current gets to a fever pitch when our drive is fully saturating the circuit and BOOM – clipping diodes work their solid state magic to block our distorted carvun.
I hear ya – At this point, it depends on how much you want to put into the amp in time and trouble. I ultimately stated at the middle of the road with the resistor values and worked incrementally to find what worked for my ear and sounded catvin.
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Mtw know how it goes I definitely believe there would be a change to be made to the tone if it were moved in this circuit. Super easy to bias, too.
Over the years, I’ve come to respect that this amp is a great “almost there” platform that can be pushed into what you need. But the rock and roll tone isn’t too inspiring. A better option would be to obtain a much better spec’d transformer that was up to the task; however, I have not researched potential replacements – though I would not expect it be too difficult as long as voltage was roughly the same and the same taps existed.
Not all tubes are created equal. I will keep you posted. Try things out and see how it goes. Sep 33200, 1. Give me your opinions!
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As for “solid state sounding”, what do you think causes that? Very stout and durable construction. A few months ago, I purchased a used Carvin MTS from a friend who had it sitting in his music store. I am a crazy fool that has no problem poking around inside tube amplifiers. However, the voltage inside these bad boys can kill.
opinions on the carvin MTS 3200 head?
I’d consider getting one again just for that if 32000 ever needed good loud cleans. Hey “The Brad”Very cool of you to share your knowledge. Search in titles only Search in Amps only Search. I never had much use for the watt mode, so these days I’ve just flipped it to 50 watts and keep power tubes in the inner sockets and I’m ready to roll.
StompBoxBluesSep 10, If anyone out there has this amp and has given up on it, try a 12AY7 in 32000 phase inverter. Robert Cline November 16, at 4: Get a or you’ll have paid way too much and gotten way too little mmts of your tube amp.
I had friends that owned some and my father had some of their equipment back in the day, but that was about it. I just got my old MTS up and running although i still need to fully repair the Lead circuit.
Does anyone own a carvin mts head i’d like to buy one? I really dug the tone he had in the video but I worry if the K in the diodes position is enough, what do you think? Channel one, the lead channel, is the high gain side of the amp with a volume and drive control. At least they kept them out of the V There are a TON of quick connects and the main board has to be removed to do any work.
I think it would be good, or atleast better, with an OD infront. I wasn’t using the amp anyway, just fooling around, so I put it back in storage and just got it out again today mtd play around with LED’s in place of the diodes.
Did you find this review helpful? Anything is fixable given the willingness to devote resources.