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Old 07-03-2020, 02:38 PM
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I have not used the Mini Mass. I've heard good things about it, but thats only what I have read online. One nice thing that sticks out to me is that the attenuation knob is totally variable. The one on my Swart Nite Lite only has a few fixed clicks, so if they don't fall within the attenuation you want, oh well.
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I have not used the Mini Mass. I've heard good things about it, but thats only what I have read online. One nice thing that sticks out to me is that the attenuation knob is totally variable. The one on my Swart Nite Lite only has a few fixed clicks, so if they don't fall within the attenuation you want, oh well.
I ended up going with the Webber Mini Mass. For a slight upcharge you can get it with a headphone Jack! Add to that bench made in the USA? Winner winner chicken dinner!
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Old 01-10-2021, 01:34 AM
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Well I decided to keep both amps. I sent the Carmen Ghia off to Dr Z to get the master volume installed and a general checkup. It sounds great and the master volume makes it more flexible. The breakup on this amp is wonderful.

I got a Weber 12A125S and put it in the tweed deluxe. It cut down on the bass quite a bit, and the tone to me is what I hear on all those blues records. I am still learning how to use the amp and understanding the inputs and interactive volumes. I'll post my thoughts in another thread. I think the speaker sounds pretty good.
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Old 01-10-2021, 09:40 AM
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If I was shopping for a new amp it would be the Carr Sportsman. Both of your amps are keepers. I have a '58 Fender Tweed Deluxe and a Victoria Tweed Deluxe. I also have a hardwired Black Face 1980 Tweed Deluxe and a PRS H50 watt dual channel head.

It depends on volume desired, band set list, venue, and type of music.
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I'm not familiar with your amps, but there's nothing wrong about owning two amps. I have three and I don't want to part with any of them......

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Anyone have any opinion on the Webber Mini Mass?
Sorry Blue, I never saw this one, but my friend who has all the vintage amps has one of those, and he likes it very much for his lower output amps.
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I'll keep thinking on the Ghia. Maybe I'll try a different speaker. I know I can send it off to Dr Z to get a master volume installed, which might be cool.
Rather than a master volume, why not just put a Z-brake attenuator in the back? Super easy mod, and probably a little less than a custom mod.

I bought a used Ghia with the brake mounted inside the cab, and wont ever part withit. I love the single knob tone and manageable volumes.

Good luck with your decision!
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Rather than a master volume, why not just put a Z-brake attenuator in the back? Super easy mod, and probably a little less than a custom mod.
I thought about that. I currently have a Swart Nite Lite that I was using with the Ghia before getting the MV. The Nite Lite sits outside the cab. It worked out fine, but I wanted something that would sit inside the cab, so I wouldn't have to worry about connecting/disconnecting speaker cables.

I was going to send the Ghia off to Dr Z for a once over anyways, so I thought why not have him install the Master Volume. It wouldn't be much more than buying an attenuator I could mount in the cab. Its a Post Phase Inverter MV that works pretty well I think, and adds some value to the amp perhaps. He only put a master volume on the small lunchbox size 25th Anniversary Ghias.

Its a chicken head knob on the back of the chassis, so easy to adjust by feel.
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Heres my z-brake mounted in my Ghia. It really opens up my amp to full tone while at family-friendly volume levels. This is my “if you could only keep one” amp. Although NAD brought a ‘57 Champ that is a gem, too, with only a volume knob.
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