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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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W Tango Delta June 17, at 4: This was really the case with the second voltage divider as well. It’s not in there because I don’t like it, but I live in a condo so in rooms this small an amp like that goes from 0 to loud instantly.

I’m not a trained EE by any stretch, but through the power of the internet and the information that’s been put into it over the decades, there’s a lot of great information – there’s also a ton of crap, but after awhile I got a sense for what was good and what wasn’t.

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WilburSep 10, I’ve done a bit more playing with my MTS today, and pushing a little volume I think Cargin like it better now than how it sounded before, but still room for tweaking. I pulled the diodes and just installed a 56K resistor between C14 and ground, neglecting to uncouple C14 from pin 7 with another resistor. You really ought to pick it up. This is an 80’s trick that was employed in some pretty big name amps at the time, but it’s a technique that is kind of like spandex, leg warmers, and big hair – it’s time went and passed and is now better left in the decade of Gordon Gekko.


Even compared to my B52 AT, it can’t compete for smooth, rich tube distortion. Swapped C1 to 1uf, swapped R1 to k or higher, up to 1 meg would also be goodand swapped C11 to 2. It has output jacks for a FS22 mte, cabinet voiced line out, and an effects loop. This would likely result in having to modify quite a bit in the circuit what with the addition of dropping resistors of appropriate size and value, smoothing capacitors to clean up the rectified voltage further, as well as other components that might be necessary, this should not be gone into lightly.

The sound becomes brittle and thin and that’s just no good.

Sep 10, I would say, fire up the soldering cxrvin, replace the popped resistors, and try, try again! View the Media Kit.

Channel one, the lead channel, is the high gain side of the amp with a volume and drive control. I had been “out” of electric guitar playing for some years, and bought mine back in like something, and I really had lost all knowledge of amps, styles, prices Phil MSep 10, It has two speaker cabinet outputs with a 4, 8, or 16 ohm impedance carvun.

However, as much as I like protection on sensitive components, I would probably be inclined to do as you did and replace these resistors with jumpers. I acrvin dug the tone he had in the video but I worry if the K in the diodes position is enough, what do you think?

Thoughts on the Carvin MTS 3200?

Because of this, they hold onto 300 for a long time. I’ve had a lot more expensive stupid experiments! I had one for about a week and hated it. I’d consider getting one again just for that if I ever needed good loud cleans.


Mtts a lot, Matt. I know this isn’t just mine because after some research online, it’s a pretty common complaint and really explains why this amp didn’t really fly off the shelf. All that said, these things go pretty cheap and are built rock solid.

I just wonder if removing the diodesbalancing the pre amp stages and moving the tone stack would be as straight forward as your mod?

I absolutely love the clean channel on this thing, very nice with my Big Muff. I like everything about this amp. If anyone out there has this amp and has given up on it, try a 12AY7 in the phase inverter.

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The Brad December 21, at Discussion in ‘ Amps and Cabs ‘ started by Kaji13Sep 10, I don’t have a link off-hand, but Brian Wampler has a video on Youtube that goes through the concept when used in conjunction with distortion circuits – mst might find it useful and informative.

But the rock and roll tone isn’t too inspiring. There were a variety carvon values on the first voltage divider resistors that seemed in the appropriate range.