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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Good gawd those cleans.

I was just wondering what anyone had to say about the Carvin MTS amp head? Besides, the heaters for a pair of 12AX7’s are much less likely to short and damage something than the heaters in a quad of 6L6’s and the other 3 12AX7’snone of which have any cravin of fusing protection, so I wonder what they were thinking Doubt that helps terribly, but for the most part, these are pretty resilient beasts – if you fry something it will normally be pretty cheap like a resistor or a diode or a cap.

Basically, I put diodes back in so I at least wouldn’t have to fight the grid-blocking while trying catvin diagnose all the OTHER issues with the amp, which ended up being mys blown screen resistor, a bad plate resistor on the reverb, and a damaged trace at the power inverter. Basically that reduces the bass into the first preamp stage. Also most tend to agree the reverb is a little harsh.

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I had friends that owned some and my father had some of their equipment back in the day, but that was about it. Even at watts into a very good cabinet, it doesn’t rock the way you would expect.

Search Media New Media. Your name or email address: Brad, I will be performing this modification in the next week and I wanted to know how you got the values for the resistors in the voltage divider s? The Gear Page is run by musicians for musicians.


Adventures in Amplifiers: Making the Carvin MTS suck less

Too high of voltage and your main voltage from the transformer will be higher, while too low and the voltage drops off. Search in titles only Search in 3020 only Search.

The lead channel i had to remedy. Picklebottom wtf is next? I have the combo version MTS with a Rev E board in it that I got in a super-cheap trade crvin ago, and the amp had been somewhat butchered and non-functional. THat’s my thought and here’s my thanks brothers–I ‘preciate the shit out of it!!!!

Sep 10, 5. I’ll go with “blah”.

The previous guy had modded it by removing the diodes and replacing them with a single k resistor, which didn’t do the job the “delay” issue you mentioned, which is grid-blocking distortion. I suspect that the “buzziness” associated with the gain tone more is a result of the k plate load resistors in the first three gain stages than the diodes between V1a and V2b, which mainly clip out the low end.

The clean channel is pretty darn nice, and even does the SRV edge of breakup thing too, which i wasn’t expecting. By compensating at both ends with the two voltage dividers, I had none of the reported problems with oscillations. I will keep you posted. Still have it the combo, same amp though and it is a steal. I had the impedance in the wrong position and burnt up some components. Sep 10, 2. Run some kind of EQ into it, you can boost the mids and get some decent live use from it.

The Brad June 17, at 5: Robert Cline November 16, at 4: I mean if you really, really dig the amp then by all means do what you gotta do. The biggest piece of advice I can give is whenever playing with a tube amp, make sure you keep one hand in your pocket – otherwise, play around on ones you don’t care about until you find something that doesn’t let the magic smoke out!


Good Deals with- Poe If you treat the EQ like any other amp, or don’t crank it, yep, buzzy and thin. W Tango Delta June 17, at 4: I got onto other amps, and not long ago, pulled it out and played it cranked too and it blew me away. Mfs of sounds like greek to me but carvinn schematics and picture look great. So, my goal was to really provide the results I wanted in the setup I had under the conditions present.

It’s not so huge of a deal in most modern amps, but I also tend to do a lot of vintage amp work and in that case it is a big deal.

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I hear you man, I was never a fan of the JCM either – the and the ‘s were much better for different styles of music, of courseand no clipping diodes in those ones.

It’s very accomodating for a pedal platform. carvim

Unknown September 25, at 1: Thanks for the reply. Toyed 32000 the idea of either adjusting raising the threshold where the diodes flatten the signal or just removing And not like it needed to be above four volume, I’m talking cranked.