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Harpgear Double Trouble

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Chris C
Nov 12, 2009 10:39 AM GMT

I have a person willing to sell a Harpgear Double Trouble to mehere in Melboune, Australia. Thiswould have to be a pretty rare occurance here. But before I put my money down has any one got any stories to share about the Double Trouble. The price seems about right at AUS$1000 and its just the right size for my needs. Is there any thing I should be looking out for (I dont know, like a serial number that means it is particularly noisey in the presence of encyclopedia salesmen)? Are they all 2 X 8"? Because they have a solid state rectifier stage, does that mean I have to be more carefull which valves I use? I have been looking for just the right thing. The other amp I was looking at was a 'Egnater Rebel 20' head with a 1X 12". Great amp but also more expensive than the Harp Gear. Any advice is much apreciated.

Cheers Chris Canning.


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Nov 12, 2009 2:59 PM GMT
Guy D Replied:

I own a Double Trouble (and a Harpgear Standard too). The Double Trouble is an incredible amp. Very powerful and loud when cranked up but excellent tone at low volume too. The tone control is very useful for varying the tone. I play country and pop music as well as blues and the amp sounds great whether I'm going for a clean, sweet tone, or a gritty but warm tone. My Double Trouble has 1 12" Weber speaker instead of 2 8"s so I can't say how the 2x8" sounds. However, the Harpgear Standard has 1 8" speaker and it sounds great too. I think 2 8"s with the 18 loud watts of the Double Trouble would sound awesome. I've used the line out feature with both amps and never have a problem being heard above a band.


Nov 13, 2009 5:24 AM GMT
Joe L Replied:

I've got a Harpgear Double Trouble w/ the 2x8 configuration. It's a bad little amp. Good tone. Volume is good. It's a great mid-sze amp. Louder and better tone than a Pro Junior. Not as loud as a Bassman. No problems with noise or humming. No problems with tubes or swapping them out. It's a kick ass little amp.

I wrote a review on it a little over a year ago. There are some sound samples here.

http://joesbluesblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/harpgear-double-trouble.html

It's not a magic tone generator, but if you can play, it'll sound great! If it's local, go play through it. You'll probably like it.


Nov 13, 2009 7:30 PM GMT
Kingley Replied:

I agree.

The Double Trouble is a wonderful amp.


Nov 13, 2009 9:47 PM GMT
Chris C Replied:

Thanks for the feedback here. Sounds like I just have to lay my money down. I can be a bit tight sometimes. Cant wait to try it with my luscious SSS Dynamike.


Nov 20, 2015 4:25 AM GMT
Paul W Replied:

You still looking at the Double Trouble? I use one (in Syd), and it's a great amp, but (I find) falls right in the middle of the useage range - a small amp that needs micing if you play in an electric band, and slightly too big if you play in a small combo. More or less.

In my band, it's ok because we're quiet. But I often play in another band with 2 guitarists and it is way out of its league. Rather than lug another larger amp around to these occasions, I'm going to get a second DT and link them. So if you dont buy the Melb one, put them onto me and I'll take it.




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