Re: Any problems with a Walter Woods

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Posted by Paul on January 07, 2001 at 11:41:51:

In Reply to: Re: Any problems with a Walter Woods posted by Ed on January 05, 2001 at 09:52:50:


: If yer amp needs servicing, yes you pretty much have to send it to Walter (unless you want somebody who didn't build the thing and has never seen the inside of one poking around in your investment).

: Geez, how loud are you planning on playing? I have the LoPower and that's gotten me through jazz gigs of every configuration in every kind of venue (no barns)for three years with NO problems.

: As far as maintenance, I know guys that have Woods that are 12-15 years old that have NEVER been serviced, unless you through it in the Hudson, it's gonna keep on ticking.

It's not so much an issue of loud, as in loudness , ie. volume, it is just that the EA cabinets apparently take more watts to produce the same amount loudness as other cab's. At the louder gigs I will run 2 1x10 cab's, rated at 250w @ 8 ohm load. That 250 watt requirement probably produces the sound levels as cab's that are rated at a much lower wattages, say maybe 125-150 watt equivalent. So it would seem that if the Woods is 1000 watts at 4 ohm, that would be the same as 500 at 8 ohm. Since, at times I am going to need just about every bit of the 500 watts, my concern about the Woods was that, sure we normally see high power work horse type amps as being much larger and heavyer heads. That said, I am not dissing the Wood's, I was just concerned that if I ran the head at nearing max capicity, would I shorten the life of the amp and if so, is the covience of the small package going to out weigh the inconvience of exclusive repair options. It sounds like the Woods is the way to go. I just did not want to go into that kind of investment blindly. There does seem to be a mysticism that surrounds the Woods. Probably due more to those who want to own one than from those who actully own. Since there are probably more who want to own than there are that acutally do. I just want to reaffirm what allready seems apparent. Everyone wants to hear a horror story. I'm just glad that I haven't heard any yet.

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