View Poll Results: Who's Cheap Gear do you trust the most?

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  • Peavey

    244 36.64%
  • Carvin

    98 14.71%
  • Behringer

    277 41.59%
  • Alto

    14 2.10%
  • Phonic

    10 1.50%
  • Nady

    23 3.45%
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    sdelsolray is offline Force of Nature
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    Rane for sure. They have such a breadth of products, and even though I've only used a small number of them (about 6 different items), and owned even less (3 items), there's a consistency in the quality level and clever engineering, all at a low cost.

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    My favourite Guitar player I ever worked with played through a Carvin rig, and he sounded awesome. I hardly credit the rig though.

    I'm not an expert, but Behringer plain stinks.

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    In my part of the world peavey products are expensive and so is Carvin. Have used sp2 and they are good.

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    i work in a fairly upscale live venue and alot of times we get tech riders that while stating band FOH needs they also stat NO peavey mains or monitor wedges for their act. pretty funny, ive seen it alot. personally id take a vmp-2 before any other pre made by a diff company on that list. art is drt cheap and id paick them oftem to. pro vla is great as is mpa gold.

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    I went with Peavey because I have only owned two Peavey products in my life and I still have both of them and they still work good as new. One is a little guitar and (Audition 20) and a bass amp (Combo 300). The Combo 300 kicks ass. It used to be my main amp in the 80's. I used to crank that thing hard and couldn't kill it.
    I don't know about new Peavey gear but the old stuff just keeps going.

    I had a Behringer V-Amp Pro for a year before it crapped out. I liked it but I can't have unreliable stuff so I got rid of it.
    I lost my pants in the fountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr.rich
    i work in a fairly upscale live venue and alot of times we get tech riders that while stating band FOH needs they also stat NO peavey mains or monitor wedges for their act. pretty funny, ive seen it alot.
    Not a big surprise, Peavey isn't upscale. I have some Peavey wedges, the woofers are fine but the horns are crap. I'll probably replace those horns. The construction, however, is completely bulletproof.

    Peavey is kind of like Toyota or Honda--not very exciting, you wish it would die so you could buy a better car, but it never does

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    I voted Peavey, but you really need an M-Audio and Yamaha option. Both have excellent bargain models.
    I wish my lawn was Emo so it'd cut itself.

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    The only Peavey gear I haven't liked is a pair of PA speakers loaded with BW 15's and horns. They have a a very unpleasant harsh midrange. I don't know why I keep them around. They can get pretty loud, I guess.

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    I have some Samson stuff that has served me well for the past year or so.

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    I am a big Carvin fan.
    Here is the carvin stuff I have owned:
    T-100, X-100A, AC275, DC135T (2 of them), Bolt, DC127C, Quad-X, patchbay, tuner, I have Carvin pickups in my Ibanez GB10N
    My buddy has an SX100 that sounds great.

    When I started buying in 1972, they were really cheap. They have gradually upscaled to the point where they are not exactly "cheap" compared to the Chinese stuff, butthey are still moderate and reasonable.

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