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who run's what

x-force
72
13%
davemade
75
14%
skullcracka
5
1%
am power
15
3%
snowcap
3
1%
big dawg
1
0%
texas star
138
26%
eastcoast amps
47
9%
eastcoast amps
61
11%
eastcoast amps
61
11%
eastcoast amps
61
11%
 
Total votes: 539

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Post by Guest » Wednesday, 25 January 2006, 0:40 AM

look at some of the x-force amps


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Re: yes sir

Post by mudder » Friday, 27 January 2006, 22:40 PM

jcollins wrote:ebay is where you get em lol
stay away from e bay trust me. :twisted:

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Post by TnCobra » Saturday, 28 January 2006, 5:10 AM

Ive had lots of luck with e-bay in the past, so far only bought one radio that wasnt up to my personal standards, but I bought it for the mic anyway and sold the radio with a different mic on it so I still am satisfied.

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Post by cannonball » Saturday, 28 January 2006, 8:38 AM

The x force is not biased but the magnaforce is. I hear it's ok for sideband but not the best

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Post by birddog_01 » Sunday, 05 March 2006, 18:47 PM

I ran a set of Birds and a blj built by 2-0 or the super chicken just heard him called that once. Blj went down. changed over to a Madison and a fire bird But took the blj to 2-0 today hope he can fix it.. Run a 44v with a messager 250 in the moblie hope to go to a general lee and a dave made soon!!!!!


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Post by BobOstro61 » Monday, 06 March 2006, 5:47 AM

I also use a Sonar BR-21 base amp.
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Post by MudDuck » Wednesday, 12 April 2006, 3:39 AM

EastCoast, EastCoast, EastCoast.... Me and this 3x12 EastCoast Amp is off the *Censored*.... 727 SouthCentral New Jersey.... is Back out!

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Post by Mr RadioActive » Wednesday, 12 April 2006, 13:32 PM

Are they a sponsor? Or is that site yours....? They look snazzy, Ive never seen one or heard of one in AZ.



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Post by Big Guns » Wednesday, 12 April 2006, 18:34 PM

By weeks end I'll be running my brand new S/W/P/S/R General Lee and in a week or two it will have a dave made 2 by 4 puttin the fire in the wire. I'll be sending the money in a couple of days MR. RA.

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Post by Phaze91460 » Wednesday, 12 April 2006, 18:36 PM

Kewl ! sounds like you will be talkin fine !
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Post by Flatland Radio » Sunday, 22 October 2006, 0:29 AM

How about an "OTHER" choice on the poll? Me, I run Slingblade amps and antennas. Theres a lot of smaller builders out there that build quality amps that just dont want the attention ( often unwanted ) that selling with online shops and websites bring.

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what kind

Post by bigboy250 » Monday, 30 October 2006, 13:43 PM

dave made m-400

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Post by Rex_foxhound » Monday, 30 October 2006, 21:18 PM

Hey bigboy, what is the PEP watts on that m-400?

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Post by grease monkey » Friday, 03 November 2006, 8:08 AM

east coast 2x2879. :D
im just a little mudduck in a great big pond.

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Post by LongShot 878 » Thursday, 09 November 2006, 21:18 PM

Running two separate 4 pills in two different setups
1Texas star and 1 Palomar

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Post by The River Rat » Wednesday, 13 December 2006, 16:50 PM

I run a Texas Star 667 in my mobile and a galaxy 250B in the house.I used to run an Xforce 2x4 but I didn't like the Auuuuuuuuuuuuudio. :?

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Post by THUMPER » Wednesday, 13 December 2006, 17:13 PM

RUNNING A EAST COAST 3X8
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Post by cannonball » Wednesday, 13 December 2006, 17:34 PM

2 pill eastcoast driving a 8 pill eastcoast

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Post by 058hamer » Friday, 15 December 2006, 15:28 PM

homebrew tubes

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Post by 058hamer » Saturday, 16 December 2006, 8:18 AM

homebrew tubes

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Post by Sly Dog » Sunday, 17 December 2006, 6:30 AM

I run a Worldwide MF-80 and a Worldwide MF-400 Comp.
I guess Worldwide is now a forum sponsor now.

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Post by Sly Dog » Sunday, 17 December 2006, 6:32 AM

The River Rat wrote:I run a Texas Star 667 in my mobile and a galaxy 250B in the house.I used to run an Xforce 2x4 but I didn't like the Auuuuuuuuuuuuudio. :?
I guess you don't like loud audio. :roll:

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Post by sparky64 » Tuesday, 26 December 2006, 7:27 AM

I run a Dave Made they are by far the best amps around just my opinion

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Post by outlawmobile » Friday, 12 January 2007, 15:29 PM

What about Fatboy? I feel left out in the cold :lol:

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Post by leftseat » Sunday, 14 January 2007, 19:40 PM

I have been running a LA900 for about 9 years. No problems and I love it

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Post by 4600 Turbo » Monday, 05 February 2007, 22:06 PM

outlawmobile wrote:What about Fatboy? I feel left out in the cold :lol:

I run a 4600 turbo into a 4 pill Fatboy. I really like the setup.

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Post by SkinnyPuppy » Tuesday, 13 February 2007, 14:49 PM

I have a Brute Force 350 and have another one on order.

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Post by Stroker » Saturday, 17 February 2007, 22:52 PM

425 GIMPY MADE GIMPY MADE POP.

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Post by Triple5 » Thursday, 22 February 2007, 12:03 PM

I run a 4 Pill Skywalker here!

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Post by sundance » Wednesday, 04 April 2007, 16:46 PM

I run a Cobra 29 Classic..a 1992 model...with a 250HD TX Star and a Wilson 5000 antenna...Soon though, I'm gonna get a General Lee or a Connex 3300HP...I know same radio, but the 3300 was the 2nd radio, after my 29 Classic i fell in love with..

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Texas Star

Post by DVLCHLD » Friday, 06 April 2007, 17:42 PM

I have a Texas Star DX-500, Cobra 29 NW ST, and a Wilson 5000 in my van.

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Post by Runaway » Sunday, 08 April 2007, 5:12 AM

does anyone know where to look for a Skywalker ? I saw one at a radio shop and like how they look but they wanted way too much for the 4-pill at the radio shop...

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Post by Duck Commander » Monday, 09 April 2007, 6:29 AM

vote for the website and look on all the websites thay are listed and there is a weebsite for Skywalker amps
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Post by Runaway » Monday, 09 April 2007, 8:17 AM

ok...Thanks

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Post by Mountaineer » Saturday, 14 April 2007, 23:02 PM

Skywalker quit making amps. They no longer offer them. I contacted them about their build process, since they are the cleanest built amps i have ever seen. They said they dont make any money on them so they dropped the amplifiers. Too much overhead cost. That is why most amp builders use big ugly cabinets for amps, to keep cost down.

I run a custom linear amplifer. :wink:
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Post by Rex_foxhound » Saturday, 14 April 2007, 23:08 PM

Mountaineer, I added a voting option for custom or homemade amps. :)
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Post by triple7wva » Saturday, 05 May 2007, 23:36 PM

I'm running a 10 pill Dave in the mobile and was running a sky walker 6pill in the house for a while but i got the new tubes for my Maco 750 brute. that old brute is a talker. I've got pics at my pap's house of it keying 100watts swinging close to 1kw.

the sky walker was a very clean amp but just not my style..J

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Post by fly442 » Tuesday, 05 June 2007, 20:00 PM

148 cobra driving a 9 pill power buddy. 1x8 1446. works great 500 on low 950 on high on 12 volts

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Post by steved » Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 18:59 PM

I ran a "DX" made by a guy in Louisiana...they looked A LOT like a Texas Star, only it had big toggle switches in place of the TS's push butons. I bought it from a log truck driver near Jackson, Mississippi...he was running an 8 pill of the same make.

Not sure of the construction (it was riveted together), but it would swing almost 600 watts with my cobra 29 putting around 15 watts peak into it...I believe it was 10/125 low, 10/max med, 250/max high. I guessed it was a 4 pill?? It pulled around 50 amps from the battery...

I know it surprised the guy I traded it to...he told me a box that size would only do 250...then it swung 550 with almost no input on his setup...I really liked that amp, kicked myself ever since I traded it.

No I have a MF80 coming...let the downward spiral begin!

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Post by AK295 » Wednesday, 13 June 2007, 23:39 PM

MoWatts 6pill driven by a homebrew 2x2290.A Texas Star 500v, along with my Skippers and Varmint Tubers.
And now the proud owner of a SMOKIN EastCoast 2pill box!
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Post by BOOTYMONSTER » Monday, 25 June 2007, 8:43 AM

Runaway wrote:does anyone know where to look for a Skywalker ? I saw one at a radio shop and like how they look but they wanted way too much for the 4-pill at the radio shop...
http://www.skywalkerelectronics.com/

i run a lil sidewinder 200 . its 20-25 yrs old and still doing fine . original rivits......never been opened . :mrgreen: :twisted:

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Post by 209 first class » Wednesday, 18 July 2007, 17:36 PM

4 pill, at 4 watts of course. firecracker amplifier.

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Post by Spitfire 441 » Tuesday, 31 July 2007, 3:24 AM

No tube amp choice? :?

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Post by triple7wva » Tuesday, 31 July 2007, 3:58 AM

Spitfire 441 wrote:No tube amp choice? :?
davemade builds AC boxes. i recently sold my 250b and 3-500z dave tube boxes...jas
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Post by Spitfire 441 » Tuesday, 31 July 2007, 13:30 PM

triple7wva wrote:
Spitfire 441 wrote:No tube amp choice? :?
davemade builds AC boxes. i recently sold my 250b and 3-500z dave tube boxes...jas
I don't need one. I just wanted to vote for my choice @ the beginning of the thread. I Run a Firebird 500 (four31LQ6) and a Heathkit SB1000 (one3-500z).

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Post by Mentor3006 » Friday, 24 August 2007, 13:26 PM

No Fatboy?
No Palomar?
No Powerplate?
No Messenger?
No Black Cat?
No Brute Force?
No Silverstreak?

I think the most common I have seen in use are in order...

#1. Texas Star.
#2. Messenger.
#3. Palomar.
#4. Fat Boy.

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Post by drdx » Friday, 24 August 2007, 13:32 PM

That might be because, with the exception of the Fat Boy, most of those brands aren't as popular as they used to be. Example, in the tube world, it used to be Maco, Varmint, Maverick, etc. Those things are almost extinct now in comparison. -drdx
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Post by Mentor3006 » Friday, 24 August 2007, 14:14 PM

Well, I just know what I have seen.

Fat Boy is actually pretty new in my book. Palomars are okay, but run hot. Always been happy with Messenger... Never an issue there other than no remote option.

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Post by Red Ranger » Friday, 24 August 2007, 14:58 PM

Palomar here and it's not on the list.
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