The Lynch Box Dilemma

Area specific for Lynch, Hammett, Donagan (1086), etc modules and amps

Moderators: guitarguy510, ned

Post Reply

Wich setup would be best?

Poll ended at Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:49 pm

Lynch Box 50W combo
0
No votes
Lynch Box 50W head
1
10%
Lynch Box 100W head
6
60%
RM4
3
30%
 
Total votes: 10

scary groove
RM100
Posts: 144
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:28 pm
Location: Bay Area

The Lynch Box Dilemma

Post by scary groove » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:49 pm

Okay. Need a little help from the experts. I am a garage rockstar at most. I currently own the Lynch Box 50W combo and am happy with it. I might be joining a buddy's classic rock cover band very soon, and I want to have the best gear with the best tone (obviously). I never really played out so I am not sure if my LB combo can cut it. I have the chance to get a great deal on a Lynch Box 4X12. There are also great deals on a Lynch Box 50W head or the 100W head.

Many of you have talked about the difference in the tone between a LB 50w vs 100w vs a 50W combo. I am even considering an RM4 for the ability to have a 4th module. I am not sure what route to go. What do you think? Thanks in advance for your advice :D
Lynch Box 50W
Lynch Box 100W
Lynch Box 50W combo (for sale)
JF: 59RR Platinum, Tweed, GrailTone, Vybe Deluxe, Venom, Brahma 39
Salvation: Camerock, Slavado Deluxe
Sacred Groove: Afterlife, MKII
Stock: Mr. Scary, Grail, Brahma, Judge

drewiv
Moderator
Posts: 2275
Joined: Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:57 am
Location: ill

Post by drewiv » Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:11 pm

Okay. RM4 plus VHT power is my favorite tone, but if I had to pick one off the list (for gigging) the Lynch Box 100 would be it. I've tried and I just can't gig with a rack (insert joke here).
I've been known to have a module or two.

Jaymzrock
RM100
Posts: 482
Joined: Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:38 pm
Location: Pensacola, FL

Post by Jaymzrock » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:21 pm

Get both the 50 and 100W heads and use one or the other as a backup. Some places have house sound, some don't. That and accounting for the size of the venue will help you decide which to use primarily. That's my two-bit plan anyway. Or the GAS talking.
www.facebook.com/pardonthescars
reverbnation.com/pardonthescars

_________________
JF100KH
JF Superpro, RVerb, Hammerhead

eyeball987
Lynch Box
Posts: 1342
Joined: Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:10 am
Location: Ohio

Post by eyeball987 » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:31 pm

Another cheaper option would be to add another cab with different speakers.

Personally, I like the RM100's better but that could be because the two RM50 combo's I had must have had the older board and were too dark and muddy for me. The two RM100's I had were both clearer and just better for me.

I use a RM100KH now with an Egnater 2X12 and 1X12 both with Scumbacks and love what I get out of them.
RM100 - JF Brahma, JF Mr. Scary, JF D-Zilla.
LP Trad Pro, LP Trad Plus, Charvel SoCal, Charvel San Dimas.
Marshall 1960A with V30's and ET65's.
Marshall 1960B with Greenbacks.

GtrGeorge!
Lynch Box
Posts: 1672
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:30 pm

.............

Post by GtrGeorge! » Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:55 pm

My take:
if the drummer is loud, use a 100 watt amp, if he is a lower volume guy 50 is suffiecient.
I assume you arent wealthy. If you are buy both and an rm4 if ya like..these things are addictive in some ways.
But if your practical read my advice at the top..and in most venues (like in SF) 50 watts and 2x12 is all you need..more than that is a hassle..and remember you can always mic it up,if you need more volume out front (and you usually never ever do!!)
GtrGeorge

if you see Steve Wall...tell em GtrGeorge from NY says HI!!!

that cat can play!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kapo_Polenton
Lynch Box
Posts: 1395
Joined: Sun Dec 26, 2010 12:11 pm

Post by Kapo_Polenton » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:19 pm

Hoe much $hit do you want to lug around at a gig?? Just get an extention cab to run off your combo. Furthermore, most places should have a PA system. If they don't, the sound will be horrible anyway so don't worry. A 50 watt amp can easily hang with a drummer. Even a single speaker in a combo. I know my JCM800 will hang all day with drums. I don't like the sound of only one speaker but hey, with a mic it will def. do the trick.

BigBrewtus
Donating Member
Posts: 1828
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:53 pm
Location: Owensboro, Ky

Post by BigBrewtus » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:40 pm

After just picking up a RM4, I find myself saying why didnt I do this a long time ago. It sounds good though a solid state power amp or better yet my Lynch Box 50 Head.
So get one and run it into your combo and call it done. 6 modules what more could you ask for?! :wink:
Amps: RM4, RM50H, Lynch Boxes: Production #1 RM50 & RM100
Modules:
Peacemaker, MarXman, Soldano,
Friedman Brahma
JF Ultra
Brahma
Super V
Mr. Scary
Lots and lots of trades, buys and sales on this forum.

scary groove
RM100
Posts: 144
Joined: Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:28 pm
Location: Bay Area

Post by scary groove » Mon Apr 02, 2012 10:53 pm

The RM4 idea through the combo sounds good. But I just got a line on a Lynch box cab for $499. So now I'm thinking that with a 100W. I am going to take my time and just see what I can get the best deal on. I really appreciate all the input.
Lynch Box 50W
Lynch Box 100W
Lynch Box 50W combo (for sale)
JF: 59RR Platinum, Tweed, GrailTone, Vybe Deluxe, Venom, Brahma 39
Salvation: Camerock, Slavado Deluxe
Sacred Groove: Afterlife, MKII
Stock: Mr. Scary, Grail, Brahma, Judge

ncsouthpaw
RM50
Posts: 86
Joined: Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:41 pm

Post by ncsouthpaw » Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:54 pm

I would go with the 100 watt simply because you can pull 2 fuses and have a 50 watt head.

Also the 100 watt head was by FAR the cheapest thing I could find when I bought my amp. Everyone is making the switch to low wattage amps I guess.
RM100KH / Mesa Rectifier 2x12 Cabinet
Les Paul Std Goldtop/Highway 1 Strat
JF: '59RR PE / OD Special
Salvation: Baseman / H-WATT

kurtisqpublic
RM50
Posts: 84
Joined: Fri Mar 10, 2006 2:53 pm
Location: Wisconsin
Contact:

Post by kurtisqpublic » Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:20 pm

I have the RT2/50 and played a few really big festival stages with it in switching mode (50 watts) and never got the levels even up to half. A 50 watt head really should serve you well for any gig environment. Most sound guys would rather have stage volume at a reasonable level and mic you than have 100 watts taking the heads off half your audience.

Post Reply