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 #159925  by Budman
 Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:12 am
Iam putting together a early 70s jerry rig I got a strat with I blaster a e120 and a SMS if you could have a Macintosh or a modern amp like quilter what would you do ?is the Mac with the weight?
Are there smaller macs?I may add another speaker in future.thanks
 #159943  by Jon S.
 Wed Jan 24, 2018 7:13 am
My small MC50 was tested as putting out closer to 75W before clipping. In other words, it's still loud as hell!

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 #159949  by strumminsix
 Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:42 pm
You'll have to search but the larger Macs had something I think called a Sentry limiter that supposedly added to the feel and punch and of course clipping!

I'm not searching for the Jerry tone but if I was dead set on it I'd look for an mc250 or go lightweight modern.
 #159956  by Searing75
 Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:25 am
MC50 is the perfect amp for lightweight Jerry tone! Or, if you want modern, and ven lighter, go with the Carvin DCM200L. They are going out of business though, so.......
 #159962  by Budman
 Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:24 pm
Thanks for the replies, what I really want to know is are you guys happy with the way your mc50 sounds?iam looking for a early 70s tone ,iam happy with my strat with a stratoblaster I just put that in my guitar and it sounds much better already just on the fence about the amp do not want to buy a Mac and a modern head just one or another right now thanks