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NAD Ampeg goodness

Post by absolutlytonedeaf » 01 Sep 2017, 12:11

So as you all know I like to try different gear.
Ive struggled with D class and lots of various amps that are lightweight and portable and have come to the conclusion that
I like tube amps,
Just picked up this Ampeg VR a couple of weeks ago and also have just found a matching 610 to go with it.
Ive reconciled that its the old "weight " versus "Tone "
My back is good so Im gunna suck it up!

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Re: NAD Ampeg goodness

Post by BigDaddy » 01 Sep 2017, 12:17

Love it - that is one killer rock rig! I'm a 610 fan too (don't use it too often though)
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Re: NAD Ampeg goodness

Post by Aussie Mark » 01 Sep 2017, 13:45

Great tone AND a great workout. Congrats!

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Re: NAD Ampeg goodness

Post by Rocksolid » 02 Sep 2017, 07:34

Nice one. So the picture is from your first gig with it?
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Re: NAD Ampeg goodness

Post by absolutlytonedeaf » 02 Sep 2017, 08:02

Rocksolid wrote:
02 Sep 2017, 07:34
Nice one. So the picture is from your first gig with it?
Actually second gig.
I have just replaced all the valves yesterday
and pick up an Ampeg 610 tomorrow
So really looking forward to the next gig

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Re: NAD Ampeg goodness

Post by StinkyPete » 02 Sep 2017, 08:15

Nice rig Phil, look forward to a pic with the 610.
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Re: NAD Ampeg goodness

Post by narcdor » 02 Sep 2017, 08:36

810 wouldn't fit in the car? :poke: :neener:
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Re: NAD Ampeg goodness

Post by slave » 02 Sep 2017, 12:55

Nice. Nothing quite like a roaring tuber.

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Re: NAD Ampeg goodness

Post by hexcalibr » 11 Sep 2017, 11:05

I'm curious... although valves are made to spec in a factory, does changing valves alter the tonal qualities an amp/preamp output delivered prior to change? Do you need to spend time "bedding them in" so to speak, and then readjusting your eq much?
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Post by rodl2005 » 11 Sep 2017, 12:03

They can. ..but it's a minimal difference imo. Often pre amp tubes can make a bigger difference.
Eg. I put 2 5751 tubes in the pre amp of my Fender Super Bassman. .. they gave it a slightly sweeter overdrive and a tiny bit more clean volume b4 overdrive when turning up the gain. Which suited my needs nicely. Very small difference.
When I've swapped power tubes I've only noted small differences too (in other amps. ...I've still got the original tubes in it. .. 5 yrs on. .. so. ..they DON'T need to be changed yearly etc. . Depending on how they're used of course. If you're driving the amp hard 5 nights a week. . They may need changing sooner. I don't run mine hard very often. ..and only use it once a week.
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Re: NAD Ampeg goodness

Post by jezzamac » 11 Sep 2017, 16:08

slave wrote:
02 Sep 2017, 12:55
Nice. Nothing quite like a roaring tuber.
... a loud potato?
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Re: NAD Ampeg goodness

Post by absolutlytonedeaf » 16 Oct 2017, 16:27

Rocksolid wrote:
02 Sep 2017, 07:34
Nice one. So the picture is from your first gig with it?
Yep first gig
Updated the cab to a Ampeg 610
and man this this is loud and punchy
Only managed to dial it up to the first notch and was getting dirty looks from the guitarist

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Re: NAD Ampeg goodness

Post by narcdor » 16 Oct 2017, 18:05

Does jumping the channels goose the gain stage and bump up the volume?
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Re: NAD Ampeg goodness

Post by Gobi » 16 Dec 2017, 11:47

Yeah if you jump the channels on the SVT VR you get more gain, basically both channels EQ are active. You have to watch it cause with that power comes responsibility, and you must use it for good and not evil.
I like to play the Bass

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