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

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  • Peavey

    243 36.54%
  • Carvin

    98 14.74%
  • Behringer

    277 41.65%
  • Alto

    14 2.11%
  • Phonic

    10 1.50%
  • Nady

    23 3.46%
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    omtayslick is offline 1K Silver Member
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    From your list: Peavey

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    Quote Originally Posted by mandocaster
    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.
    You keep them around because the old bastard's will not die!

    When I started playing guitar, I went through alot of cheap solid state combo amps. Those crappy sounding little Peavey's (blue and white knobs) would not die no matter how much abuse I gave them. I think I have seen at least one of those little Peavey amps in every pawn shop I have ever been in. I killed a few Crates pretty easily though.

    One more. My yamaha f310 guitar will not die either. It was yamaha's bottom of the line acoustic guitar and has been drug from the wood's of Arkansas to the beaches of Florida. The cool thing is that it sounds pretty decent.
    artist formerly known as thebigredhotdog, formerly known as travelin travis, and formerly known as travisinflorida.

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    I hadn't thought of the M-Audio stuff to qualify for that list. But I guess they have some pretty cheap stuff.

    I've had a Delta 1010 and some Studiophile SP-5B's for the last couple years and I love them both.
    Insert witty self deprecating comment here.

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    Another write in vote for M-Audio. Peavy has come a long way over the years though. When I was selling Peavy gear back in the late 70's, it was pure crap.....and ugly to boot. It's amazing that Hartly pulled it together the way he did, but then he had to, with Greg Mackie entering the scene.
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    my vote starts with a c, and ends in arvin. Just becasue this stuff is lower priced doesnt make it cheap.
    when the dust all settles and all of us have gone our life ways, the only thing anybody will care about in those recordings is the content. The songs and how they are performed. - SouthSIDE Glen

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    M-audio is the best "cheap" product manufacturer IMO.

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    Id say carvin.

    Anything ive ever owned from them is rock solid, and sounds good for its price.

    -Finster

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    Maybe it depends on the application, too. For PA gear, Peavey has done me well in the past. Early 80s SP-3 speakers had a decent sound and would live forever. Same with the CS800 and CS400. Absolute workhorses. What else did we have? Hmm, SPX-1 horns, mids, subs....lots of Peavey stuff that did us well. Now another band I played in, we bought some Carvin gear...remember seeing the "complete PA package" for just under $10K? We bought it. Both power amps blew within 5 gigs. Of course, it could have been our "sound man" that wasn't very experience. I don't know. Still liked the sound of the Peavey speakers better. Maybe things have changed nowadays.
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    I do this for a living and I wouldn't choose to use a POS over any of my other 14 guitars

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    The closest I've come to using any of those brands was a Carvin tube amp that a client used on a session and it crapped out.

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    I have a Peavey KB100 keyboard amp that has endured an incredible amount of use/abuse. I have to go with Peavey.

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